Rio de Janeiro Neighborhoods

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1. Botafogo and Flamengo

Botafogo and Flamengo may lack the fame of Ipanema and Copacabana, but these neighboring middle class area are  home to  lively...

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2. Copacabana

Sun, sea and scantily clad beach beauties all spring to mind when one thinks of Copacabana, and while the neighborhood's golden age as the most...

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3. Ipanema

Ipanema scarcely needs any introduction, having been made famous world wide by the classic bossa nova tune Girl From Ipanema. The tune was...

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4. Jardim Botanico

Leafy, tranquil, sedate...these are not words commonly associated with Rio de Janeiro, but all apply to the scenic upper-class residential...

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5. Lapa

Less than a decade ago, the downtown neighborhood of Lapa was virtually a no-go area for tourists, with its crumbling historic buildings home to...

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6. Leblon

If you're looking for beautiful people, top-notch restaurants, lively bars and a stunning beach, look no further than Leblon. Separated from its...

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7. Santa Teresa

There's more to Rio de Janeiro than beaches, and this leafy neighborhood that clings to the jungle-clad hillside above the city is well worth...

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8. Urca

As relaxed, tranquil and peaceful as the rest of Rio de Janeiro is fast-paced, hectic and full of noise, Urca is a gentile neighborhood located...