Built in 1928, the old Hotel Globo has been recently renovated and is supposed to house a small museum, but the pieces have long been in storage. What makes it worth a visit is the lovely rear terrace with views over tile roofs to the river.
Nearby Brazil attractions
1. Igreja de São Pedro Gonçalves
Down in what's called the Cidade Baixa, the adjacent squares Praça Antenor Navarro and Largo de São Pedro Gonçalves are both lined with pastel-colored…
2. Casa de Polvora
On the side of the hill halfway between the Cidade Alta and Cidade Baixa, this arched brick building was erected in 1710 to store the city's gunpowder…
3. Basílica NS das Neves
An imposing twin-towered church, the Basílica NS das Neves dates to 1586.
4. Centro Cultural São Francisco
This is one of Brazil's most beautiful monasteries. São Francisco's construction was interrupted by battles with the Dutch and French, resulting in an…
5. Casarão dos Azulejos
This beautifully blue-tiled old house sits in front of the Iglesia NS do Carmo.
6. Igreja NS do Carmo
The 16th-century Igreja NS do Carmo stands at the center of an impressive complex of church buildings on Praça Dom Adauto.
7. Praia de Tambaú
Praia de Tambaú, 7km east of the center, is an urban beach but nevertheless an enjoyable area to spend time. Bars, restaurants, coconut palms, fig trees…
8. Estação Cabo Branco
Inaugurated in 2008, this cultural center 5km southeast of Tambaú was designed by famed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and is more interesting for its…