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Things to do in Copacabana

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Military Base
“Visit the Fort for incredible views as well as a history lesson on Rio. There are two restaurants, including an outpost of Confeitaria Colombo, inside the Fort Grounds.”
  • 528 locals recommend
Beach
“Excellent for sightseeing and spend some time. There are 2 metro stations close. ”
  • 307 locals recommend
Place to shop
“This place is a sunday fair in Ipanema, just 10/15 minutes walk from our apart i recommend that you arrive there from 10 till 4 pm , because if you go there too early or late some of the people that expose they products there may not be there. and please go to the Baiana and eat some of the delicious food from Bahia.”
  • 290 locals recommend
Pastry Shop
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“Outpost of Confeitaria Colombo located inside the Copacabana fort. Excellent coffee, pastries, snacks and light lunch. And a view!”
  • 241 locals recommend
Cinema
“Local movie theatre in Copacabana playing many of the latest Brazilian and American films. ”
  • 133 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“It doesn’t get more carioca than this place. Located in a charming street near the beach, it serves great local food combined with great atmosphere. Definitely recommend!”
  • 180 locals recommend
Beach
“Copacabana Beach. Prefer the beaches in Ipanema and Leblon, next posts. Although I recommend you to visit Copacabana once and drink a Brahma Chopp (local Brazilian draught beer - although it is not a draft beer, technically, as it is made in different local unpasteurized procedure) in the sidewalk kiosks, you should prefer the beaches in Ipanema and Leblon. Copacabana is too much touristic, there will be a lot of people interrupting you and trying to sell you all kind of stuffs, and sadly, there may be some opportunistic steelers. Avoid the restaurants in Copacana also, except for the bars in the Rua Bolívar, which usually have good appetizers and cold beers/chopps. ”
  • 157 locals recommend
Bar
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“Try Patanisca and or Pastel with a cold beer! This is a local bar, full of people standing on the street!”
  • 173 locals recommend
Nature
“Famed for its crescent-shaped beach, Copacabana is one of Rio’s liveliest neighborhoods, drawing a cross-section of locals and visitors to round-the-clock activity along its sands and mosaic-tiled promenade. Amid the high-rises overlooking the beach are the art deco Copacabana Palace hotel and imposing Copacabana Fort, home to a military museum. Inland, laid-back sidewalk cafes and casual bars line tranquil streets.”
  • 138 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Cervantes is often called a Copacabana "institution", which happens to be a very accurate description. Older male waiters wearing white coats and black bow ties serve large sandwiches to hungry, often intoxicated diners, from noon until 3-5am every day of the week.”
  • 163 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Oysters, mussels and meats, plus exotic gin and draft drinks in cosmopolitan art deco space.”
  • 132 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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““Rustic Middle Eastern restaurant serves regional specialties like falafel, kibbeh & lamb. ” ”
  • 109 locals recommend
Pub
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“Lively bar with a jukebox, beer from around the world, cocktails, appetizers & live music.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Hotel
“The Pool Bar at the Copacabana Palace is walking distance and a great place to eat and have some drinks. Enjoy the Copa´s art deco architecture and views that have been enjoyed by some of the most famous global figures in the last 100 years! $$$”
  • 109 locals recommend
Churrascaria
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“Amazing restaurant with live music being played, very nice atmosphere and the staff are very welcoming. The food is really good, buffet style salad bar and vegetables. All you can eat meat, be prepared to eat non stop as it just keeps coming. Highly recommend a visit here, very Brazilian with lovely local food. Book in advance, very busy and can be done online. Superb!”
  • 96 locals recommend
Churrascaria
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“10 mns from the flat: if you are a meat lover, the best pace around the flat if you want to enjoy the Brazilian BBQ”
  • 79 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pastry Shop
“Outpost of Confeitaria Colombo located inside the Copacabana fort. Excellent coffee, pastries, snacks and light lunch. And a view!”
  • 241 locals recommend
Dive Bar
“It doesn’t get more carioca than this place. Located in a charming street near the beach, it serves great local food combined with great atmosphere. Definitely recommend!”
  • 180 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Cervantes is often called a Copacabana "institution", which happens to be a very accurate description. Older male waiters wearing white coats and black bow ties serve large sandwiches to hungry, often intoxicated diners, from noon until 3-5am every day of the week.”
  • 163 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
““Rustic Middle Eastern restaurant serves regional specialties like falafel, kibbeh & lamb. ” ”
  • 109 locals recommend
Churrascaria
“Amazing restaurant with live music being played, very nice atmosphere and the staff are very welcoming. The food is really good, buffet style salad bar and vegetables. All you can eat meat, be prepared to eat non stop as it just keeps coming. Highly recommend a visit here, very Brazilian with lovely local food. Book in advance, very busy and can be done online. Superb!”
  • 96 locals recommend
Churrascaria
“10 mns from the flat: if you are a meat lover, the best pace around the flat if you want to enjoy the Brazilian BBQ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Irish Pub
“An Irish pub with imported beers, a pool table, & appetizers with an energetic crowd. Easy access with subway - Station General Osorio. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Extremely good french crepes. Can get crowded on dinner time. Good for couples! Highly recommend”
  • 72 locals recommend

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