Ilha Fiscal

Ilha Fiscal.

Ilha Fiscal is an island in Guanabara Bay, bordering the historic city center of Rio de Janeiro, in southeastern Brazil.

Originally named by Europeans as Ilha dos Ratos (Rat Island), its current name comes from the fact there have worked since the Guarda Fiscal, serving the port of the then capital of the Empire in the nineteenth century. The island became famous for having housed the famous Baile da Ilha Fiscal, the last big party of the Empire before the proclamation of the Republic in November 1889.

Ilha Fiscal now houses a museum of cultural history that is maintained by the Navy of Brazil.

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Coordinates: 22°54′S 43°10′W / 22.900°S 43.167°W / -22.900; -43.167

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