Footprint Rio de Janerio

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Everything you need to know about Rio, one of the most exhilarating cities in the world, squeezed in between the mountains and the sea. This pocket guide takes you around the city and beyond into Rio state, offering activities from chilling out in Paraty or fashionable Búzios to exploring the colonial cities suach a Petrópolis and the national parks. The ultimate guide to the laid back city and its lifestyle.of samba, shimmy, football and ...
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Everything you need to know about Rio, one of the most exhilarating cities in the world, squeezed in between the mountains and the sea. This pocket guide takes you around the city and beyond into Rio state, offering activities from chilling out in Paraty or fashionable Búzios to exploring the colonial cities suach a Petrópolis and the national parks. The ultimate guide to the laid back city and its lifestyle.of samba, shimmy, football and carnivals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904777250
  • Publisher: Footprint Handbooks
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Series: Footprint - Pocket Guides Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 4.32 (w) x 5.88 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

About the author 4
Acknowledgements 4
Introducing Rio de Janeiro 5
Introduction 6
At a glance 8
Trip planner 12
Contemporary Rio de Janeiro 14
Travel essentials 17
Getting there 19
Getting around 22
Tours 26
Tourist information 28
Rio de Janeiro 29
Praca 15 de Novembro and around 32
Largo da Misericordia and the museums 37
Cinelandia 39
Largo da Carioca and around 42
Praca Tiradentes and the cathedral 45
Lapa 47
Central station and Praca da Republica 49
Candelaria 51
Praca Maua and the port area 54
Gloria, Catete and Flamengo 57
Santa Teresa 60
Pao de Acucar, Botafogo and Urca 63
Copacabana and Leme 67
Ipanema, Arpoador and Leblon 70
Gavea, Lagoa and Jardim Botanico 72
Corcovado and the Christ statue 75
South of Leblon and Tijuca National Park 77
Northern Rio 84
Museums and galleries 88
Around Rio de Janeiro 89
Niteroi 91
Buzios 93
Itatiaia National Park 95
Petropolis and around 98
Ilha Grande 103
Paraty and around 104
Sleeping 109
Eating and drinking 133
Bars and clubs 155
Arts and entertainment 167
Festivals and events 177
Shopping 187
Sports 197
Gay and lesbian 207
Kids 211
Directory 215
Background 223
A sprint through history 224
Art and architecture 228
Music genres 230
Books 233
Language 235
Index 238
Publishing stuff 241
Advertising 242
Maps 246
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