Valongo Wharf

The Valongo Wharf is an old dock located in the of Rio de Janeiro, between the current Coelho e Castro and Sacadura Cabral streets.Built in 1811, it was the site of landing and trading of enslaved Africans until 1831, with the blockade of Africa banning the Atlantic slave trade to Brazil.

Landmarks in the Area

University
The Valongo Observatory is the astronomical observatory of the UFRJ. is situated 190 meters south of Valongo Wharf.

Harbor
The Port of Rio de Janeiro is a seaport in the city of , located in a cove on the west shore of Guanabara Bay. is situated 350 meters north of Valongo Wharf. Photo: Jorge Andrade, CC BY 2.0.

Building
Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora da Conceição is a fort located in , Brazil. is situated 490 meters southeast of Valongo Wharf. Photo: Halleypo, CC BY-SA 3.0.

School
Colégio Pedro II is a Federal Public School located in the state of . is situated 590 meters southeast of Valongo Wharf.

Localities in the Area

Suburb
Saúde is a neighborhood of , . Its population in 2000 was 2186.

Suburb
Gamboa is a neighborhood in , .

Suburb
Centro is a neighborhood in Zona Central of , . Photo: Donatas Dabravolskas, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Suburb
Santo Cristo is a neighborhood in , Brazil. is situated 1½ km west of Valongo Wharf.

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