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Guide to Exploring around Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Neighbourhoods

Copacabana

Mingle with the local residents on one of the world’s most famous beaches, admire art deco buildings and party until dawn in this effervescent neighborhood.

BeachesSeaSports

Barra da Tijuca

Rio de Janeiro’s longest beach, a sprawling shopping mall and some of the city’s best seafood restaurants and bars await in this relaxed neighborhood.

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Ipanema

Relax on beautiful beaches, shop for fashion and revel in the nightlife of one of Rio de Janeiro’s most stylish areas.

BeachesSeaSunsets

Zona Sul

Zona Sul is highly notable for its stunning beaches, and you might want to visit top sights like Parque Henrique Lage and Ipanema Beach. See more of Alto da Boa Vista by jumping on the metro at Cantagalo Station or Siqueira Campos Station.

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Leblon

Take time in Leblon to visit attractions like Leblon Beach and Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. You might also appreciate the beaches, and you can hop on the metro at Antero de Quental Station to see more of the city.

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Centro

You might enjoy the museums while in Centro. National Library (Biblioteca Nacional) is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Carioca Station or Uruguaiana Station to see more of the city.

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