On the other side of Guanabara Bay we can find the
city of Niteroi. Nicknamed "The Smile City" (Cidade Sorriso), it is just a short ferry ride from downtown Rio across
Guanabara Bay or just drive through the longest bridge in Brazil, the Ponte Rio-Niterói; just like the name says it connects both cities.
Old capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, besides the wonderful view that we have of it for Rio de Janeiro, you will have the chance to know some of the famous buildings made by the great
architect Niemeyer like the
MAC - Contemporary Art Museum
After crossing the 13 km (8 mi) long bridge you are going to rich Niteroi city, the “smile City”. In fact you may encounter plenty of reasons to smile about: many beautiful beaches (within the bay or facing the open ocean), historic forts and a world-class museum. Besides, Niteroi is scheduled to become in a near future the place with the largest number of works from renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer - second only to the entire Brazilian capital, Brasilia. See the “Caminho Niemeyer” and visit the Teatro Polular, The Momorial and The building of the Foundation Niemeyer. Then drive thru Gragoatá to rich The MAC - Contemporary Art Museum. This intriguing building looks like a flying saucer jutting out over the sea.Parque da Cidade - An amazing view of Rio de Janeiro (city). It is in the top of a mountain in the neighborhood 'Charitas'.Fortaleza de Santa Cruz (1555)- located at the Guanabara Bay entrance, this is a big fortress with a close-up view of the Sugar LoafVisits or stops: Caminho Niemeyer (Teatro Popular, Centro de Memória Roberto Silveira, Fundação Oscar Niemeyer), MAC – Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Parque da cidade.Minimum of 2 people per booking required