To see in Rio

Some of my recommendations for things to see in Rio:

  • Botafogo bay during sunrise
  • Ipanema (Arpoador Stone) during sunset
  • Floresta da Ijuca
  • Bar do Adão, Botafogo – the best Pastéis in Rio, try the strawberries and chocolate
  • Plano B, Lapa – every Friday and Saturday night there is live music at this tiny record store. This is one of the few places where you can see International bands and artists perform
  • Prainha beach
  • Christ the Redeemer
  • Sugarloaf mountain
  • Bike ride along Ipanema and Copacabana beach before crossing the lagoon and making a visit to the Botanical Gardens – a perfect day out
  • Aterro do Flamenco
  • Maracana Stadium – going to see one of the Rio derbies at the Maracana is a must. The most hyped is the Fla-Flu derby between Flamengo and Fluminense, which is regarded as the big derby in Rio. However, many people now claim that Vasco v Flamengo has now overtaken it in terms of importance. Also worth going to see is Botafogo against any one of Vasco, Fluminense or Flamengo

Bar do Adão –

Plano B –

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