Río: A wonderful city
With its impressive beaches and spectacular mountains, with Samba and Bossa Nova as soundtrack, its easy to fall in love with Rio de Janeiro. In addition to the landscapes that mixes natural beauties with a great city, at Río, you have the best of day and night life.
Eternalized by music, "Gartora de Ipanema", the northern región of the city, which housek Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana, with its famous boardwalks that are still an incredible place to walk, sunbathe, watch and be watched. But today, the north of barra da Tijuca has a different wave, attractive to those tourists that seek for more quiet beaches and a trending night life.
Let’s discoverk here a little bit more about this world famous city that has a bit of everything to offer.
The Barra da Tijuca
Since the Olympic Games in 2016, Barra has become one of the major points of tourist investment and leisure offer for those who seek tranquility, security and excellent options for accommodation in Rio.
With an extension of 18 kilometers, Praia da Barra is the largest in Rio. The neighborhood shelters Pepê beach, the hottest in the region, in its two kilometers between the lagoon of Lagoa da Tijuca and the Avenida Érico Verissimo.
With only 150 meters in length, Prainha is among the most beautiful Barra landscapes. Because it is very small, its access is restricted and closed when it reaches the public media. The Grumari neighborhood, in the western part of the city, is also known for its beaches.
And the options of restaurants, bars and ballads are innumerable, which houses cuisine from all over the world.
Corcovado (Cristo Redentor)
When we think of Rio de Janeiro, the image of Christ the Redeemer soon arrives in our head. Chosen as one of the seven wonders of the modern world, it is undoubtedly the main postal card of Rio.
The 30m high statue is located on the top of the Corcovado hill (Tijuca forest), 700 meters high and with an impressive view. From below you can see almost from the whole city, composing the landscape.
Pão de Açúcar
This cable car leaves Praia Vermelha, makes a stop at the top of Morro da Urca and finally follows the journey to Morro do Pão de Açúcar.
The privileged view of the Guanabara Bay, the Botafogo inlet, and some beaches in the south are the reward of the Tour. If you can, it's really worth going to enjoy the sunset from there.
The tram offers a landscape of 360 degrees and wherever you look there is a postcard of the wonderful city. You can enjoy the look of the beaches of Leme, Copacabana, Ipanema, Flamengo and Leblon.
Located in Ipanema, Pedra and Arpoador beach are one of the most visited places in Rio de Janeiro. Its beach, only 500 meters long, is frequented mainly by surfers because of the constant waves.
The suggestion is: Be sure to climb the stone. From there, we have a great view of the beaches of Ipanema and Leblon, and also the Morro dos Irmãos. In addition, Arpoador is one of the best places to enjoy the sunset in Rio de Janeiro!
The famous Selaron staircase connects Largo da Lapa with the Santa Teresa neighborhood. It is decorated with mosaics made by the Chilean artist Jorge Selaron. The panels created by the artist were made with tiles from various parts of Brazil and the world.
Once there, also enjoy Santa Teresa, which houses a convent of the same name, many bars, restaurants, artists' workshops and another wonderful view of Rio de Janeiro.
Created by Dom João VI, the space is the main and largest botanical garden in Brazil. It houses about 9000 specimens of plants, it was cataloged by IPHAN and declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Among its main attractions are the famous palm shopping center and the lake with victories-Régias.
Knowing the Maracana stadium is a must in the city, especially if we are football fans. After its renovation, it was reopened in April 2013 and became a cultural and tourist destination, receiving visitors even on days that no games or shows take place.
We can schedule a guided tour, where you can see the lawn, the stands, the dressing room, the tribune of honor, the press room, the hall of fame-where are the footprints of famous players-, in addition to the Football museum, with photos and images of most beautiful works.
The most known night location of the city is the bohemian district of Lapa, which has several bars and clubs. There you can enjoy the concerts of the Progress foundry and the Flying Circus, dance samba in the Scenarium River or go to Lapa 40 degrees. The Bar da Boa and Carioca da Gema are other good options for bars in the central region, in addition to Trapiche Gamboa, a samba house. Many people also frequent the Amarelinho, a bar in Cinelândia, the arco do teles and the Rua do Ouvidor, two good options for a happy hour.
Por: Julia Lippi Marcondes Machado