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

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Ipanema & Leblon attractions

1. Posto 9

0.24 MILES

Beach marker on Ipanema Beach.

2. Posto 8

0.28 MILES

Beach marker on Arpoador Beach.

3. Elevador do Morro do Cantagalo

0.31 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…

4. Museu Amsterdam Sauer

0.59 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…

5. H Stern

0.59 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…

6. Parque Garota de Ipanema


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…

7. Ponta do Arpoador

0.67 MILES

At the far eastern end of Av Vieira Souto, this rocky point juts out into the water and serves as one of Rio's best places for watching the sunset…