In keeping with the flavor of the times; when they were building hothouses and exotic gardens in England and the Continent, the royal family created... more »
Primarily a recreation area for Cariocas, the 5-mile pathway circling the lake is popular for walkers, skaters, and cyclists. In the evening there may be live music, and kiosks serving drinks and food.
Popularized by the song "The Girl from Ipanema," this world-famous beach gives foreign visitors a sense of life in Rio, displaying a cross-section of different lifestyles, chic boutiques and eateries and luxurious apartment buildings.
The museum in Botafogo is housed primarily in a mansion, with displays both inside and out. Innovative exhibits display a collection of indigenous and tribal artifacts, with an interesting gallery and activities for kids.
This complex, situated on the beautiful grounds of the former imperial palace, contains the Museu Nacional, the Jardim Zoologico, pools and statues.
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