Beach marker on Ipanema Beach.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Ipanema & Leblon attractions

1. Praia Farme

0.24 MILES

In front of Rua Farme de Amoedo on Ipanema Beach is Praia Farme, the stomping ground for gay society in Rio.

2. Museu Amsterdam Sauer

0.37 MILES

On the most upscale street in Ipanema, the Amsterdam Sauer Museum houses an impressive collection of precious stones: more than 3000 items in all…

3. H Stern

0.38 MILES

The famous jeweler H Stern allows visitors to get a glimpse behind the scenes at these gemological headquarters. A 12-minute audio tour shows the process…

5. Elevador do Morro do Cantagalo

0.47 MILES

Connected to the metro station off Praça General Osório, this elevator whisks passengers up to Cantagalo, a favela that's wedged between Ipanema and…

6. Ipanema Beach

0.49 MILES

One long stretch of sun-drenched sand, Ipanema Beach is demarcated by postos (posts), which mark off subcultures as diverse as the city itself. Posto 9,…

7. Posto 8

0.52 MILES

Beach marker on Arpoador Beach.

8. Parque Garota de Ipanema

0.84 MILES

This small park next to Ponta do Arpoador features a tiny playground, a concrete area popular with skaters, and a lookout with a view of Ipanema Beach. On…