Rio de Janeiro - Centro & Praca Maua (PDF Chapter)
This is the Centro & Praça Mauá chapter from Lonely Planet’s Rio de Janeiro guidebook.
Rio’s downtown is a wild architectural medley of old and new, with striking baroque churches and narrow colonial streets juxtaposed against looming office towers and wide, traffic-filled boulevards. Centro has some of the city’s best museums and its most intriguing historical sights.
- make your way along the tranquil Boulevard Olímpico and check out the city’s best street art en route
- take in first-rate installations and rooftop views at the Museu de Arte do Rio, one of Rio’s finest art museums
- ponder life and the future while browsing interactive exhibits in the architecturally stunning Museu do Amanhã, strategically perched overlooking the bay
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.
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