Museu Internacional de Arte Naïf do Brasil
A short walk west from the Corcovado cog train station, this small museum has a fascinating collection of colorful paintings made by...
This handsomely landscaped park is a pleasant refuge from busy Rua das Laranjeiras outside its sphinx-guarded gates. It has a small...
Palácio das Laranjeiras
The state governor's residence (currently closed to visitors) is in Parque Guinle.
Bar do Serafim
On a lively stretch of Rua Alice, the Bar do Serafim is a simple, convivial boteco serving tasty Portuguese appetizers and plenty of...
Bringing her Bahian delicacies to the people of Rio, Nega Teresa serves up scrumptious acarajé (a fritter filled with shrimp and...
Casa Rosa information
In the first few decades of the 20th century Casa Rosa was one of the city's most famous brothels in Rio's red-light area. Times have changed somewhat and today the demure Pink House is one of Rio's best nightspots. It has a large outdoor patio between several dance floors, where different bands play throughout the night. Saturday is the best night to go, though Casa Rosa's Sunday feijoada and samba party also draws its fans – go early if you plan to eat, as the feijoada goes fast.