Centro Carioca de Design
In a historic building overlooking Praça Tiradentes, this multifloor cultural space showcases a changing array of exhibitions related to...
Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica
This avant-garde museum is set in a 19th-century neoclassical building that originally housed the Conservatory of Music and Dramatic...
Centro Cultural Carioca
The cultural center offers one-hour classes in samba, ballroom dancing and the sensual lambada. Most classes meet twice a week and cost...
For a look at Brazil's rich folkloric dances, book a ticket to an evening performance of Ginga Tropical. Some 16 different dance styles...
One of the best and loveliest restaurants in Lapa, Casa Momus has a small, but well-executed menu of Mediterranean-influenced dishes....
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Rio Scenarium information
One of the city's most photogenic nightspots, Rio Scenarium has three floors, each lavishly decorated with antiques. Balconies overlook the stage on the 1st floor, where dancers keep time to the jazz-infused samba, choro or pagode (popular samba music) filling the air. Rio Scenarium receives much press outside of Brazil, and attracts at least as many foreigners as locals.