Rio Neighborhood Guide


Sparkling nightlife, a legendary beach, and phenomenal restaurants.

Ipanema has long been one of the centers of Rio’s cultural life. Home to universities, art galleries, art house cinemas, and cutting edge theater, there is always something happening in Ipanema.

After a fun-filled day at the beach, you can head to dinner at a local restaurant, and explore some of the neighborhoods countless nightlife activities. Sparkling bars, sizzling night clubs, and local live music hotspots are all within a quick walk from the beach.

Amsterdam Sauer Museum of Gemstones and Rare Minerals

Diamond Row

Head there to watch precious jewels production, and explore the glamorous shops.

Monumento a Pinheiro Machado

Praça da Paz

One of the most beautiful squares in Rio, and a perfect spot to relax for a few moments.

Visconde de Pirajá

Visconde de Pirajá

Considered the prettiest shopping boulevard in Rio.

Countless art galleries

Countless art galleries

Ipanema is a hotbed for art galleries by established and new artists.

Rua Vinicius de Moraes

Rua Vinicius de Moraes

The street where the famed “Girl from Ipanema” was penned.

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