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GUIDEBOOK

1. IPANEMA BEACH

Av. Vieira Souto, 110 - Ipanema

0.4 KM (0.2 miles)

One long stretch of sun-drenched sand, Ipanema Beach is demarcated by postos (posts), which mark off subcultures as diverse as the city itself. Posto 9, right off Rua Vinícius de Moraes, is where Rio’s most lithe and tanned bodies migrate. 

2. ARPOADOR ROCK

Post 7-Ipanema

0.9 KM (0.5 miles)

Arpoador is a very popular place for tourists and locals to walk. During some time around midsummer it is possible to see the sun setting over the sea from Arpoador, a rare event on the generally eastward-facing Brazilian coast. On these occasions crowds gather around the place and cheer when the sun disappears.

3. COPACABANA BEACH

Av. Atlântica, 3846 - Copacabana

0.7 KM (0.4 miles)

Famed for its crescent-shaped beach, Copacabana is one of Rio’s liveliest neighborhoods, drawing a cross-section of locals and visitors to round-the-clock activity along its sands and mosaic-tiled promenade. 

4. FORT OF COPACABANA

Praça Coronel Eugênio Franco, 1 Posto 6 - Copacabana

Tue-Sun 10:00 -19:30  (Free entrance on Tuesday) 

1.3 KM (0.8 miles)

Fort Copacabana is a military base at the south end of the beach that defines the district of Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. The base is open to the public and contains the Museu Histórico do Exército and a coastal defense fort that is the actual Fort Copacabana.

5. LAGOON

Av. Epitácio Pessoa, 1540 - Lagoa

1.5 KM (0.9 miles)

Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon is a lagoon in the district of Lagoa in the Zona Sul area of Rio de Janeiro. The lagoon is connected to the Atlantic Ocean, allowing sea water to enter by a canal along the edge of a park locally known as Jardim de Allah.

6. PARQUE LAGE

R. Jardim Botânico, 414 - Jardim Botânico

5.3 KM (3.3 miles)

Parque Lage is a public park in the city of Rio de Janeiro, located in the Jardim Botânico neighborhood at the foot of the Corcovado. The land was formerly the residence of industrialist Enrique Lage and his wife, singer Gabriella Besanzoni.