Rio de Janeiro with the Carioca Spirit

Neighborhoods

Rio is a city made of multiple cities

1. Centro, Lapa, etc. Considered Rio’s birthplace, walking across Centro (Downtown) is the same as attending a Brazilian history class. The neighborhood is graced with...

2. Flamengo e Arredores Flamengo is well known for its outdoor recreation area. Neighboring Laranjeiras, Cosme Velho, Glória, Catete, and Largo do Machado, it integrates a...

3. Grande Botafogo The area between the residential neighborhoods Urca and Humaitá is filled with schools, clinics, and enterprises – from small businesses to...

4. Copacabana e Leme Copacabana is universally recognized for its astonishing beach – one of Rio’s main trademarks since… always. That’s why it’s called the "Princess...

5. Ipanema If Copacabana is the "Princess of the Sea", Ipanema is the "Queen". Here Tom Jobin and Vinicius de Moraes saw the beautiful "girl of Ipanema pass...

6. Leblon Constantly used as a soap opera scenario, Leblon does seem like a made-up setting. Located between Rio's prettiest lagoon (Lagoa Rodrigo de...

7. Jd. Botânico, Gávea e Lagoa This region comprehends the bucolic Gávea – which looks more like a small country town than an urban neighborhood, Jardim Botânico (named after the...

8. Barra, S. Conrado e Z. Oeste The fastest growing area in the city starts at São Conrado, follows the anglophile Barra da Tijuca, passes through Recreio dos Bandeirantes, turns...

9. Grande Tijuca Spread over a thousand acres, Tijuca's residents don't see themselves as a part of Zona Norte (North Zone) or Zona Sul (South Zone). Grande Tijuca...

10. Zona Norte Although not a tourist area, the North Zone is rich in tradition and charm. Some points of interest worth visiting are Penha Church, Paquetá Island...

11. Baixada Driving through Avenida Brasil and the Super Via, Rio de Janeiro turns into Grande Rio, with its large cities like Nova Iguaçu and Duque de Caxias.

12. Costa Verde The southern coast of Rio de Janeiro is called Costa Verde. It includes municipalities such as Itaguai, Mangaratiba, Angra dos Reis, Parati, and...

13. Região Serrana It's charm begins with Pedro II of Brazil, who transferred the empire's capital to Petrópolis during the summer. Today it's a paradise for climbers...

14. Niterói Across the bridge you'll find "smile-city". According to FGV, Niterói has the richest population in Brazil. The friendly 'Niquiti' – as it's called...

15. Região dos Lagos Since it was "discovered" by Brigitte Bardot, the beaches at Búzios became one of Rio's top destinations during summer. Região dos Lagos (in...

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Centro, Lapa, etc.
Flamengo e Arredores
Grande Botafogo
Copacabana e Leme
Ipanema
Leblon
Jd. Botânico, Gávea e Lagoa
Barra, S. Conrado e Z. Oeste
Grande Tijuca
Zona Norte
Baixada
Costa Verde
Região Serrana
Niterói
Região dos Lagos