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Best things to do in Barra da Tijuca

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Wine Shop
“One of the biggest shopping malls in South America. You'll find everything you need. ”
366 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“New shopping mall close to the olympic venues with a lot of restaurants and cinemas.”
142 locals recommend
Dog Run
“"Barra" is a long thin stretch of sandy white sandy beach, protected by a marsh beyond it, and is adjacent to the large suburb Barra da Tijuca. The upper part of the Barra Beach has several Barracas (beach bars) and Kiosks serving seafood”
140 locals recommend
Mountain
“For the adventures : Espetacular track for those who loves trekking with a great view that you dont see at Corcovado”
139 locals recommend
Event Space
“Arena Olímpica do Rio / Rio Olympic Arena / Arena Olímpica de Río - Stage of the artistic gymnastics, trampolining gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and wheelchair basketball, the arena will continue to be used for sporting events and concerts. This year, the Artistic Gymnastics Training Centre was added to the venue, with 1,400 m² and managed by COB.”
114 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Parque Olímpico - Known as the heart of the Rio 2016 Games, the Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca is the city’s main competition hub. The Parque Olímpico covers an area of 1.18 million square metres, where 16 Olympic events will be held (basketball, cycling track, artistic gymnastics, trampoline gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, handball, judo, wrestling, synchronised swimming, swimming, water polo, diving, taekwondo, fencing and tennis), as well as 9 Paralympic sports (wheelchair basketball, boccia, cycling road, football 5-a-side, goalball, judo, swimming, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis). After the Games, Parque Olímpico will be transformed into a wide sport and educational complex, aimed at students of the municipal network and high performance athletes. HOW TO GET THERE The best way of getting there is by using the BRT station. From the south zone: metro and BRT integration at the Jardim Oceânico station. From the north zone: TransCarioca (Rio 2 station). From the west zone: TransOeste or TransOlímpica (Centro Olímpico station) Santos Dumont Airport: LRV until the Cinelândia metro station. integration with the TransOeste BRT at the Jardim Oceânico station. Coach Station: LRV until the Carioca metro station. integration with the TransOeste BRT at the Jardim Oceânico station. International Airport: TransCarioca BRT until the Alvorada Terminal. Integration with the TransOeste BRT. Between midnight and 2:00am: Night-time BRT service between the Olympic Park and city centre with 8 stops in the south zone and 4 in the centre without the need of changing buses (São Conrado, Leblon, Praça N.Sra. da Paz, Posto 6, Posto 4, Posto 2, Botafogo, Largo do Machado, Catete Centro – Cinelândia, Praça XV, Candelária and Central)”
90 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
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“Shopping Mall. There you can find anything. In rainy days always is a good place. Also there is a indoor playground (fee) for children.”
116 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“An enjoyable open mall with shops, restaurants, movie theater and services.”
75 locals recommend
General College & University
“So many available restaurants and bars. Night life is incredible with so many different options on this street. Asian, Mexican and other kind of food. Live music everywhere, Sports bars and also a couple of nightclubs. Must see place”
127 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Rio's most high end Mall. Great place to go to. Some great restaurants in there, besides branded stores.”
48 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A virgin natural beach with no constructions nearby. Very close to the penthouse. About 15 minutes of a nice walk along the coast!”
57 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Check out and see if there is anything happening there during your stay. If there is, it is definitely a place to go to”
58 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“Riocentro - Pavilion 2 will be the venue for Olympic Boxing. With a capacity of 9,000 seats and an overall area of 13,000m², Pavilion 2 will also accommodate all Boxing training facilities.”
103 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Shopping com as melhores grifes mundiais. Mall with the greatest brands of the world”
84 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The largest modern concert hall in South America, being the home of 'Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira' (Brazilian Symphony Orchestra).”
63 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Not the best shopping in the neighborhood, but it will offer you some food options.”
53 locals recommend