Top Choice Beach in Copacabana & Leme

Copacabana Beach

A magnificent confluence of land and sea, the long, scalloped beach of Copacabana extends for some 4km, with a flurry of activity along its length: over-amped soccer players singing their team's anthem; cariocas (re…
Museum in Copacabana & Leme

Museu do Imagem e Som

Copacabana finally has an outstanding rainy-day attraction, thanks to the stunning Museum of Image and Sound, which opens in 2017. The building, designed by celebrated New York firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro (who als…
Fort in Copacabana & Leme

Forte de Copacabana

Built in 1914 on the promontory of the old Our Lady of Copacabana chapel, the fort of Copacabana was one of Rio's premier defenses against attack. You can still see its original features, including walls that are up…
Fort in Copacabana & Leme

Forte Duque de Caxias

More commonly known as Forte do Leme, this military base is open to the public. Visitors can walk to the top of Morro do Leme (Leme Mountain) along a steep 800m trail that passes through Atlantic rainforest. At the …
Market in Copacabana & Leme

Colônia dos Pescadores

At the southern end of Copacabana Beach you'll see fishing folk at work, if you go early enough, mending lines and hauling in the catch. There's a small fish market here open to the public, and usually one vendor wh…
Ruins in Copacabana & Leme

São João Batista

Midway between Santo Ângelo and São Miguel, little remains from the mission at São João Batista. With a little imagination, it is possible to make out the structures of the church, the cemetery and the school.
Area in Copacabana & Leme

Bairro Peixoto

A world away from the bustle of Copacabana's busy avenues, the Bairro Peixoto is a peaceful enclave centered on the leafy Praça Edmundo Bittencourt. There you'll find a playground, park benches and tables where folk…
Beach in Copacabana & Leme

Praia de Diabo