I asked about it and was initially told that it was a monastery but our hotelier tells me it was built as a private residence but is now divided up into apartments:-
Built on a granite base it does look rather grand and apparently, if you live there, you have the most magnificent views.
I was not tall enough to take this shot so David took it for me.
Same dwelling but framed with ferns and bouganvillea which are growing over our breakfast balcony - very pretty.
Location:R. Aprazível,Rio de Janeiro,Brazil