Rio de Janeiro - Botafogo, Humaita & Urca (PDF Chapter)

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Rio de Janeiro - Botafogo, Humaita & Urca (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Botafogo, Humaitá & Urca chapter from Lonely Planet’s Rio de Janeiro guidebook.

The traditional, middle-class neighborhood of Botafogo, and neighboring Humaitá, may not have the beaches of their southern neighbors, but they don’t lack for much else, with intriguing museums, movie theaters, quaint bookshops, a shopping center, and festive, open-air bars on tree-lined backstreets.

  • glide up to the top of Pão de Açúcar by cable car for the awe-inspiring view of Rio at your feet
  • maps
  • bask on the sands at one of Rio’s prettiest little beaches, Praia Vermelha, taking in great vistas of the rocky coastline
  • transport
  • walk between forest and sea on the peaceful, winding Pista Cláudio Coutinho
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.

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