Beneath Morro da Urca, narrow Praia Vermelha has superb views of the rocky coastline from the shore. Its coarse sand gives the beach the...
Museu de Ciências da Terra
With curved staircases and statues out the front, this majestic building went through many incarnations before it housed the Earth...
Pista Cláudio Coutinho
Everyone loves this paved 2km trail winding along the southern contour of Morro do Urca. It's a lush treed area, with the waves crashing...
Circulo Militar da Praia Vermelha
Perched over the beach of the same name, Praia Vermelha has gorgeous views of Pão de Açúcar looming overhead. By night, jazzy MPB bands...
Although the price is sky-high here, this spacious all-you-can-eat restaurant spreads a feast before a mostly tourist-filled dining...
Ave Pasteur 520 · interesting places nearby
Next door to the cable car station, Zozô serves a good lunch buffet that's popular with tourist groups. All glass walls and ceiling give fine views onto the mountain, and the tree in the middle of the dining room adds a whimsical touch. By night the elegant restaurant serves innovative cuisine (the head chef trained under Daniel Boloud in New York).
On weekends, Zozô transforms into a nightclub after dinner, attracting Rio's beautiful people. Come for dinner to ensure you can get in.