Rio de Janeiro is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, it is the second largest Brazil’s city and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, which is making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. There are lots of attractions here and the most famous is Copacabana Beach. Millions of people fall in love in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. The high concentration of hotels and tourist attractions made it more inviting. It is one of the most places to visit in Brazil which are offers fun and comfort for every guest.
Copacabana is a magnet for millions of world travelers. The white sandy beach in the south of the city offers an unforgettable sensation. Stretching from Dois to Porto Posto Seis, those who come here can freely explore for swimming, sunbathing, or enjoying the sun beam.
In addition as the popular tourist destination, Copacabana is also a venue for FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. Special celebration of the New Year, this is a meeting place for millions of people in white sand along the 4 kilometer with its frenetic music, drinks, and food.
The beach is located in front of the wavy mosaics on Avenida Atlantica and lined with bars, restaurants, shops and hotels. Other attractions you can joy around here are:
Forte de Copacabana, it is a military fort built in 1908 on the eve of World War I. The place has powerful cannon exhibits. Its wall has a 12 m thick that protects the 305mm cannon. Today the place becomes a cultural center that welcomes visitors who want to take pictures of the Copacabanaach, ArpoadorPark, Leblon and Ipanema. One of the highlights of Forte de Copacabana is the fireworks cascade during New Year’s Eve.
Fisherman’s Corner is the place where the actual catching of fish takes place. It is located right next to Forte de Copacabana. It is an interesting sight where most fisherman practices their trade rights during sunrise.
Bairro Peixoto is a small square area landmark that showcases a 4 storey high art-deco buildings. This place is an appealing architectural site that preserves a small town ambiance in the middle of Copacabana.
Lido is located between Copacabana Palace and Princess Isabel Avenue. The place offers neoclassical buildings and art nouveau that reminds of Brazil’s Golden Age prosperity. Most of the buildings were adapted as a business and language school. It is also a place for famous mermaid statues and legendary nightlife of bars and clubs. This includes the Boite Holiday, Cicciolina, Frank’s Bar, Scotch Bar, Niko’s, Pussycat and Baccara.
Barata Ribeiro 200 is a few blocks away from beachside mansion. It has dozens of tiny cheap apartments inhabited with different kinds of people. The place became famous because of the popular play named after it in 70′s period.
Copacabana Palace Hotel
It is one of the glamorous hotels in the world. It has played a major part on Rio de Janeiro’s social and cultural life. The hotel is located on CopacabanaBeach that welcomes the rich and famous since 1923.
This hotel has 222 rooms and suites such as the Deluxe City View Rooms, Junior Suites, Penthouse Suites, Deluxe Beach View Rooms and Pool & Ocean View Suites. There are 147 rooms in the main building; 76 bedrooms and 71 suites. Each is perfectly designed with elegant furniture and artworks for a more elegant ambiance.
Opened in 1923 it’s by far Rio’s most famous and luxurious hotel. The French architect Joseph Gire designed the building inspired by two hotels; The Negresco in Nice and the Carlton in Cannes. The first owners were the Guinle family, the wealthy families had connections with Hollywood and pretty soon movie stars were getting their feet wet on the beach in Copacabana. The real breakthrough came with the musical film “Flying Down to Rio” in 1933, with Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire dancing in settings all inspired by Rio de Janeiro and CopacabanaPalace brought a lot of attention. It became famous around the world and until today celebrities is a common sight in the hotel.
The surroundings have changed, in the 1920′s Copacabana was scarcely constructed, today it’s one of the densest populated areas in the world, but the celebrities keep coming. Even though the hotel has gone through various modernizations it has kept it´s original atmosphere of being a tumbling ground for the jet set. In the past you had guests like John, Kirk Douglas and King Edward VIII and today Samuel L Jackson, Lenny Kravitz and Princess Victoria of Sweden. It always was and still is frequented by some of the most famous people in the world spend their holiday time at Copacabana Palace Hotel.