Located in Evaristo da Veiga Street, facing Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches), the house was built in 1912. It belonged to the Santa Tereza Convent, at the time when its second floor was used by Olimpia, a boarding house whose Italian founders prepared pasta and sauces every Tuesday and Thursday.
Over the years, renovation work drastically changed its interior, but the house still retains original elements, such as hydraulic tiles and planks on the floor, plus its frames, stairs and handrails. Its original roof is still there. The skylight is the only newer element. The still operational stove was bought by the former owner of the old Fundição Progresso (Progresso Foundry).
The ground floor occupies 115,50 square meters: one main hall, kitchen, restrooms (both men’s and ladies’), an office and an external area. On the second floor there is a 95 square meter hall and a 34 square meter external area.
Address: Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 149, Rio de Janeiro
Phone: 55 21 985941551 (Aline Brufato)