Palácio das Laranjeiras
The state governor's residence (currently closed to visitors) is in Parque Guinle.
This handsomely landscaped park is a pleasant refuge from busy Rua das Laranjeiras outside its sphinx-guarded gates. It has a small...
Severyna de Laranjeiras
At night this broad, rustically decorated dining hall forms the backdrop to Brazilian rhythms, and there's a broad menu of northeastern...
Well off the beaten path, Luigi's is a casual Italian restaurant set in an old villa in Laranjeiras. Join neighborhood regulars for a...
2nd fl, Ipiranga 49 · interesting places nearby
Maracatu Brasil information
This is the best place in Rio to study percussion, and students have the opportunity to perform in music events throughout the city. Instructors here offer courses in a number of different drumming styles: Amazonian rhythms, samba, conga drums, Candomblé and much more, plus private lessons in guitar and other instruments.
If you plan to stick around in Rio a while, you can sign up for group classes (from R$165 per month) or hire an instructor for private classes. On the 1st floor of the building, Maracatu sells instruments.