Museu do Primeiro Reinado
A 10-minute walk east of the Quinta da Boa Vista, this former mansion of the Marquesa de Santos depicts the history of the First Reign...
There are many interesting exhibits: dinosaur fossils, saber-toothed tiger skeletons, beautiful pieces of pre-Columbian ceramics from...
Quinta da Boa Vista
Quinta da Boa Vista was the residence of the Portuguese imperial family until the Republic was proclaimed. Today, it's a large and busy...
Estádio de São Januário
Vasco da Gama’s home stadium was built in 1927, and seats around 35,000.
Restaurante Quinta da Boa Vista
Inside the former 1822 chapel of the former royal palace, this place serves up excellent bacalhau ao forno (oven-baked codfish),...
Feira Nordestina information
Lonely Planet review
This enormous fair (32,000 sq meters with over 600 stalls) is not to be missed. It showcases the culture from the northeast, with barracas (food stalls) selling Bahian dishes as well as beer and cachaça (cane liquor), which flows in great abundance here. The best time to go is on weekends, when you can catch live bands playing forró, plus samba groups and comedy troupes, MPB (Música Popular Brasileria) and rodas de capoeira (capoeira circles). The vibrant scene runs nonstop from Friday morning through to Sunday evening. In addition to food and drink, you can browse music CDs (forró, of course), hammocks and a wide assortment of handicrafts.