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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.

Mountain
“A must visit viewing point in Rio de Janeiro. Absolutely spectacular views all over the City. The ride in a large cable car take just a few minutes and it is done in two stages. First, Praia Vermelha to Urca Hill and after taking another cable car, until Sugar loaf Mountain. Pick a sunny day, so you don't miss anything! ”
  • 821 locals recommend
Shoe Repair
“Shopping mall - 3 blocks from home and down the pedestrian tunnel, official Havaianas shop, bikinis stores (Bum Bum, Salinas, etc.), among others.”
  • 509 locals recommend
Transit Station
“Along with Corcovado, Sugar Loaf is the an iconic place in Rio de Janeiro and it is a must see for first timers in Rio. It is a place you will never forget”
  • 208 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“All the best Brazilian brands including Havaianas, Villa Romana, Hering, Taco, Cantão, Maria Filó, Saraiva, Lojas Americanas”
  • 129 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.”
  • 167 locals recommend
Military Base
“Linda vista para Copacabana do alto de uma trilha pavimentada dentro do Forte. Beautiful view of Copacabana from the top of a paved trail inside the Fort.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Churrascaria
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“This is the classic Brazilian “Rodizio”. The quality of the meat is fantastic, and it is a “all you can eat” type of restaurant. The view of the bay is very beautiful.”
  • 105 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!”
  • 110 locals recommend
Beach
“CAMINHAR ATE A PEDRA DO LEME... É LINDO.... WALKIN IN THE LEME BEACH IS WONDERFULL.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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““Rustic Middle Eastern restaurant serves regional specialties like falafel, kibbeh & lamb. ” ”
  • 111 locals recommend
Establishment
“A path between the mountains and the coast. An amazing view of Sugar Loaf, Rio and its nature.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Pub
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“Lively bar with a jukebox, beer from around the world, cocktails, appetizers & live music.”
  • 83 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!”
  • 95 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The oldest Italian Restaurant by the beach. Great for late night pizzas and beer.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Establishment
“Shopping offering large variety of stores, restaurant and an amazing view of the Sugar Loaf and the Baia de Guanabara from the last floor (walking distance from the flat)”
  • 111 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
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“A very incognito experience is to go to watch locals play choro (old Brazilian music form) together on a back yard in Urca on Sauturdays 12.30. After take a walk through residential neighbourhood Urca to end of for beer and fish soup at the legendary Bar do Urca while looking out over the water) ”
  • 70 locals recommend