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Opened in 1894, Opened in 1894, Confeitaria Colombo tells of the elegance of Rio de Janeiro's downtown at the turn of the 20th century.

Inspired in the grand tearooms of Europe, Colombo was founded at first as a pastry shop by Portuguese immigrants Joaquim Borges de Meireles and Manuel José Lebrão. It has preserved the quality of its pastries and the sumptuous Art Nouveau architecture and design elements which brought a new edge of luxury to the elegant central area of Rio de Janeiro, then the capital of Brazil's young Republic.

Details such as the ceiling dome in stained glass, the jacaranda furniture and the Belgian mirrors are all original. In 1983, Colombo was listed as Historic and Artistic Heritage. tells of the elegance of Rio de Janeiro's downtown at the turn of the 20th century.

Inspired in the grand tearooms of Europe, Colombo was founded at first as a pastry shop by Portuguese immigrants Joaquim Borges de Meireles and Manuel José Lebrão. It has preserved the quality of its pastries and the sumptuous Art Nouveau architecture and design elements which brought a new edge of luxury to the elegant central area of Rio de Janeiro, then the capital of Brazil's young Republic.

Details such as the ceiling dome in stained glass, the jacaranda furniture and the Belgian mirrors are all original. In 1983, Colombo was listed as Historic and Artistic Heritage.

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