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 Janiero guidebook.

Botafogo and Humaitá may not have the beaches of their neighbors to the south, but they don’t lack for much else, with intriguing museums, quaint bookshops and festive, open-air bars. To the east, Urca is even more idyllic, with quiet streets and eclectic architecture.

  • glide up to the top of Pão de Açúcar by cable car for an awe-inspiring view of Rio.
  • maps
  • learn about Brazil’s many indigenous cultures at the interactive Museu do Índio.
  • transportation
  • walk between forest and sea on the peaceful Pista Cláudio Coutinho.
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighborhood Top Five, Explore Botafogo, Humaitá & Urca, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Sports & Activities.

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