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...
There are many interesting exhibits: dinosaur fossils, saber-toothed tiger skeletons, beautiful pieces of pre-Columbian ceramics from...
Covering over 12 hectares, the zoo at Quinta da Boa Vista has a wide variety of reptiles, mammals and birds – mostly indigenous to...
Maracanã Football Stadium
For a quasi-psychedelic experience, go to a futebol match at Maracanã, Brazil’s temple to football (soccer). Matches here rate among the...
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),...
Sports Museum information
Inside the Maracanã Football Stadium, the sports museum has photographs, posters, cups and the uniforms of Brazilian sporting greats, including Pelé’s famous No 10 shirt. There’s also a store where you can buy football shirts. At research time, the museum was closed as ongoing renovations on the stadium continued in preparation for the World Cup.