| ||This place where we are is called Fiscal Island, and it was once a patrimony of the Treasury (Customs) Ministry. The area of this island is nowadays 7.000 square meters. The first project for the Custom House building was very simple, but one day, in 1881,|
our last Emperor D. Pedro II came here and fell in love with the beauty of the island. As you can see, the island is surrounded by mountains. Then he asked Dr Del /ecchio, Chief Engineer of the Treasury Ministry to make a project for the new Custom House .
As Dr. Del Vecchio loved the Gothic style, he decided to make the project like a castle of France of the XIV th century.