All you have to do is crossing the bridge, the other side of the Bay you will find a lovely city called Niteroi, and it is just like Rio, Niteroi has two different parts, the Bay Area and the Ocean Region...At the bay side you can go to Parque da Cidade to see one of the most amazing views in the State...
YOU CAN SEE ALL OVER NITEROI AND A BIG PART OF RIO...sunset there is something to die for!
Specially in the peak hours, the best way to reach Niteroi is by ferryboat, the famous Barcas. Niteroi is the second largest city in the State, and it is a big interrogation mark for our visitors!;)
Hhahahaha they really do not know what they are missing!;))))
In the city you will find out a great people, lots of big surprises like great beaches, very sophisticated restaurants in the middle class neighborhoods and forests.
NITEROI SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN YOUR PLANS!!! Words of an expert in Rio!
June 21st, 2006
The Estação das Barcas is right located in the city centre of Niteroi, from there you can take buses to many different neighborhoods in the city, if you go there by bus, the Bus Terminal is right beside the shopping center Bay market, it is a huge construction where all the buses of Niteroi and São Gonçalo, and other closeby cities, have their final stop.
Crossing the bay if you take the regular ferry just like this one in the picture, will cost you less than one dollar!
June 21st, 2006
Lovely sunset not so far from Rio de Janeiro, a real paradise 40 minutes away from the capital.
My friend Rafael spent most of his life in Niteroi so he knows the best places to go in this city that almost no one have heard about!
From the top and without paying any feeyou can see the ebst of Rio in a completely different city!;)
My heart is there...Niteroi is still one of the great surprises when you visit Rio.
One of the most impressive attractions of this city is the Modern Art Museum, which here we call Contemporary Art Museum.
I do love photography and everytime I go there with my friends, I get the opportunity to practice my skills. And if you love taking pictures I strongly recommend you to go there, you can let your imagination flow there!
And one of the biggest names of our National's Architecture History, oscar Niemeyer signed his name in the the construction of this museum, which provides a breathtaking view of the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi.
APRIL 6TH, 2006
You are used to see the pictures of the christ, the iamges of the Sugar Loaf, names of Copacabana and Ipanema are very familiar to you.
But when you come across with names like Piratininga, Itacoatiara, Camboinhas and Sossego, you will be asking yourself, what is that????
These are gorgeous beaches and the real secrets that makes your trip a real orgasm!
Picture taken in PIRATININGA BEACH, June 1st, 2006
Yes...Once again Niteroi, if you cross the Bay by Ferry, and if you choose the weekend to do it, you should check at the Bay Market shopping center where is the place where you can get booked for a boat tour around the bay, it is a local place so the price will be really cheap.
For sure you will be able to see different views of this fascinating city called Rio de Janeiro!
June 21st, 2006
Jurujuba is a nice option for you to see the local life of Rio de Janeiro, I mean one of the places where you will see no tourist at all, and the beauties you are going to see there are simply priceless. All of this you can see in Niteroi which is not so far from Rio's city!
Jurujuba has 3 beaches and two spectacular military fortress on the top of the hills!
June 23rd, 2004
Niteroi is also very scenic, there are many other places in Niteroi that you can see, but what makes Niteroi famous is the Contemporary Museum, in my opinion the attraction is the MUSEUM itself, but it is still one of my favourtite spots in the city for photography.
If you are professional or if you are much more into photography than I, I would love to read your opinion!
The Museum was constructed in 1996, and the construction took 5 years to be ready!;)
APRIL 6TH, 2006
This is Boa Viagem Island taken from a boat, whn your tour around our beaches in the Bay Area. That church has almost 300 years old, and the beach saw many brave european navigators and it has incredible stories of pirates!
THIS IS THE NEW WORLD!
Niterói Contemporary Art Museum is one of the more interesting buildings in Rio de janeiro state.
It´s located in Niteroi which is Rio´s quiet neighbour where not many tourists venture over to, but it´s not that far and the musem is worth the trip if you are in to Contemporary Art or architecture as the building is rather odd and very Niemeyer and kinda looks like a spaceship overlooking the sea.
Niteroi e uma cidade que fica do outro lado da Bahia de Guanabara bem proxima do Rio de Janeiro.
Tem bairros lindos e calmos como Icarai, e tambem lindas praias em sua regiao oceanica.
Niteroi es una ciudad que fica en el otro lado de la Bahia de la Guanabara cercano a Rio de Janeiro
Tenes barrios encantadores, como Icarai, e tambien muchas playas lindas en su regiao de oceano
Niteroi is the city across the Guanabara Bay near Rio de Janeiro.
It has beautifull and calm neighborhoods such as Icarai, and very nice beaches in the ocean side
I took my friends from Paraná to spend one day visiting the arquitecture of Niteroi, above all the modern arquitecture of our famous and number one arquitect Oscar Niemeyer, and in the downtown of Niteroi, we have the Caminho Niemeyer.
We took this picture in front of the contruction of the PEOPLE'S LIBRARY, also project of the famous arquictect.
Sep 3rd, 2005
On the top of a hill in a very beautiful beach called Itacoatiara, which no one knows, but it is one of the most beautiful beaches in teh country!
I went there many times, above all with some adventures freidns that I have all over the world!;)
This pic was taken last 23rd of June, 2004
I went there with my german friends Sebi and Deni!;)
Today i took a friend of mine from New york, Mr. Hal Shorny to spend the whole day visiting the unknown places of Rio de Janeiro state and of course I started in Niteroi.
We stopped in Boa Viagem Island, famous spot of pirates in the 17th century!
The beach is very strategical as it is located right in front of the city of Rio de Janeiro.