Light Cultural Center
Light (Electric Company) Cultural Center This building in American Renaissance Style was built in 1911 on the old Larga Street as the main office and garage for Light cable cars.This building in American Renaissance Style was built in 1911 on the old Larga Street as the main office and garage for Light cable cars. Since 1994, it has housed the center that actively participates in the cultural life of the city. Shows and expositions are presented in its diverse spaces and galleries, highlighting: Espaço Rio Antigo (Old Rio Space), whose collection consists of historical photos by August Malta;Sala Memória (Memory Hall), where photos, equipment, and furniture of the services of The Rio de Janeiro Tramway Light and Power Company are on display; Di Cavalcanti Space, with four canvases by this artist that form the Rio Composition, a vigorous panel on the daily life of the city, in addition to the Lamartine Babo Theater and the Covered Square, where the "Rua Larga Musical Street-car" is set up for various artistic manifestations, highlighting new talents in Popular Brazilian Music.Related to:
- Arts and Culture
- Historical Travel
- Budget Travel
Shopping in Visconde de Pirajá
The Visconde de Pirajá may be the most attractive commercial street in Rio - especially if you are not a fan of hyper malls, like me. It's situated in Ipanema.
The street is lined up with banks, bars, restaurants, travel agencies and some of Rio's best boutiques. There are also many specialty shops, hotels, gyms, night clubs, 24-hour bookstands, drugstores... you will find everything you could be looking for, and then some more.
It's my favourite place for shopping in Rio!Related to:
- Luxury Travel
Ponte Rio - Niteroi - Rio - Niteroi Bridge
Esse e o caminho para Niteroi, uma cidade, muito legal a apenas 13 kms do Rio que a maioria dos turistas nao conhecem porque esta fora dos circuitos turisticos. Alem do mais da ponte voce tem lindas vistas do centro do Rio
This is your way to Niteroi, a very cool city, that´s just 13 kms far away from Rio, and most turists doesn´t get to know it, because it´s not in major tourist circuits. Besides from de bridge you have great sites of downtown Rio
New York City Center ,NYCC ( UCI ) - Barra
Don't you know ? We have our own Statue of Liberty in replica in Barra , in UCI Multiplex ( United Cinemas International ) .First Entertainment Center of Brazil, besides Barra Shopping ,with the best 18 digital movies room , restaurants, book-shop, stores, etc...
See the soap opera actors!
Brazil is famous for its soap operas that appear already in most international televisions. In Portugal we have about 3 or 4 Brazilian soap operas going on tv during the week.
During my last stay in Rio, at the Marina Palace Hotel, they were filming a soap opera that was passing in Portugal at the hotel lobby and at the beachfront of the hotel.
It was fun and exciting for us to see the well known faces we are used to watch on tv right before us. There were large meausures of security but nevertheless the actors all were friendly to those who were watching them and even gave some autographs.Related to:
- Theater Travel
- Family Travel
MAC Niteroi - MCA Niteroi
O museu de arte contemporanea de Niteroi, localizado a apenas 13 Kms, do centro do Rio, através da ponte Rio-Niteroi,ou das barcas, e uma obra prima da arquitetura nacional, projetado por Oscar Niemeyer, o museu nos brinda uma impressionate visao de sua imponencia na paisagem de Niteroi.
The Museum of Contemporane Art of Niteroi, is located only 13 Kms from Rio downtown, by the Rio-Niteroi Bridge or by Ferry, it´s a masterpiece of the nation architecture, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, it´s already a part of Niteroi´s ladscape
Sao Conrado - Hanggliding!
Sao Conrado is one of of Rio de Janeiro's prettiest neighborhoods. It's about 10 minutes away from Leblon.
São Conrado has two condominiums with luxury apartment buildings. They are home to many of Rio's rich and famous, including the mayor. There are also private streets up the hills lined up with posh mansions.
The area is served by the Fashion Mall. This sophisticated shopping center featuring world-famous labels has movie theaters, and good restaurants and eateries.
In contrast to all the glitz and glamour, São Conrado is where you will find Rocinha. Rio de Janeiro's largest favela.
And if you ever considered hanggliding, this is the spot for you to get started. You may go on a dual flight with an experienced professional, and the view is simply fantastic.Related to:
- Hang Gliding
Ilha de Paqueta - Paqueta Island
A ilha de paqueta e um oasis no meio da correria do Rio, nesta ilha de paisagens coloridas nao sao permitidos carros, sendo necessario se locomover atraves de bicicletas ou charretes. Para chegar la existem barcas saindo todos os dias
The Paqueta island is an oasis in big city life, in this island of colorfull landscapes cars aren´t alowed , so have have to use bikes or horses. To get there there daily ferrys
Rio Niteroi Bridge
Opened to vehicle traffic on March 5, 1974, its true name is President Costa e Silva Bridge and it is the largest bridge in the world in terms of construction volume. It is 13.9 kilometers long and 20 meters wide. The total constructed area is 210,600 square meters; it is the largest structure of its kind to this date. Credit: Riotur Collection
Have many drinks @ beachside 'kiosk' like Henry's
Or was it Harry's? Anyway, they're those yellow or green little buildings with coordinating tables and chairs about them. Go there for agua de coco, beer, juice, water, soda, even snacks. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY- CHEAP caipirinhas!!!!! (around 3 reals = $1.20-ish) This is great all day long but best at dusk... And once again, the people that run these places are super friendly.
Just expect to be approached by many people selling odd things such as handful of nuts, hammocks, soccer shirts, sunglasses, etc. etc. They're not going to hurt you though. So be nice. (I saw some tourists being really mean to them) Just note, they are persistent.
Praça Quinze is Rio's main square. If you like historic building, then this is the place to visit. If you stand at the praça looking at the Pão de Açúcar you´ll have Rio's theatre on your back (an amazing building), the town hall on your right, and Rio's public library on your left. And you can visit the theatre and the library, which are great.Related to:
- Theater Travel
- Museum Visits
PICO DA TIJUCA
Some says it is the highiest pic of Rio, some others say it is the second...Well I just climbed a big roof of Rio and I was shocked to see so many beauty and how big Rio de Janeiro is, the paths are really tough but when you reach the top you realize that all sacrifice to be there is absolutely worth!
Reaching high peaks are like reaching the peaks of my life, I am not afraid to start at all!
February 27th, 2005
Forte do Gragoata - Niteroi
Mais uma fortaleza responsavel pela seguranca da Baia da Guanabara, essas fortalezas merecem ser visitadas pelas paisagens que voce pode observar delas.
One more fortress, responsable for defending the Guanabara Bay, those fortress are worth to visit because of the sights you may apreciate
Ilha de São Domingos - Niteroi - São Domingos
A ilha de São Domingos, em Niteroi pertinho MAC, tem a igreja de São Domingos, um lugar que vale a pena a visita.
The São Domingos Island, in Niteroi, very near to the MCA Niteroi, is place that´s worth the visit, because of it´s sight
RIO AT DAWN
Not much to explain or describe here , except you shouldn't miss having a look at Rio shortly before untill after sunset..... It's beautifull and shows the city with a special charm to it , neither day nor nighttime.....
Pic # 1 shows Copacabana zoomed in as a Twilight Zone from the Pão de Açucar ( = Sugarloaf ).In the background ( behind the hill) stretching from left to right on the pic , Ipanema....
Pic # 2 is also taken from the top of the Pão de Açucar , showing the Corcovado and the bairro of Botafogo ( = put on fire , to light a fire...)
Pic # 3 shows a more westerly view......lights are coming up everywhere ... this one is also taken from the Pão de Açucar... In the foreground the two moving cabins , taking the tourists up or down between the high and the lower hill of the Sugarloaf. Middle left you can see the bairro of Copacabana and middle center to the right the bairro Botafogo. You can also detect the lit up statue of Jesus on top of the Corcovado.
Pic # 4 Avenida Atlantica on famous Copacabana Beach , looking more or less south....
Pic # 5 Avenida Atlantica on famous Copacabana Beach , looking more or less north....
This is one of the major centers of tourist action in the city.Related to:
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Business Travel
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