Museu de Ciências da Terra
Beneath Morro da Urca, narrow Praia Vermelha has superb views of the rocky coastline from the shore. Its coarse sand gives the beach the...
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...
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...
Lonely Planet review
With curved staircases and statues out the front, this majestic building went through many incarnations before it housed the Earth Science Museum. The four-room exhibit gives an overview of the natural history of Brazil. Other rooms showcase the museum's extensive collection of minerals, rocks and meteorites – 5000 pieces in all.