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Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro

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Stroll along the Copacabana Beach on the iconic Avenida Atlantica, passing through an area where local fishermen sell their fresh catch of the day. This waterfront avenue is 4 km (2.5 mi) long and spans the entire length of the Copacabana and Leme neighborhoods. You can take a long walk along the avenue’s famous black and white wave-patterned Portuguese pavement promenade, or rent a bicycle and ride along the designated bike lanes. The avenue is lined with residential buildings, fine restaurants, shops, and hotels. The beach is often used for free concerts and sporting events, which you can watch right from the promenade. Time your visit for the evening hours, when arts and crafts are sold all along the avenue. To visit Avenida Atlantica on your holiday in Rio de Janeiro, and find out what else Rio de Janeiro has to offer, use our Rio de Janeiro trip generator.
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  • Beautiful place to walk, exercising, drinking coconut water. End of year with a wonderful new year's Eve. On Sundays, the track is closed for recreation.
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  • This avenue bordering side Copacabana, Leme beach is wide and bordered to one side by buildings without architectural interest, see ugly for some, and on the other side by the promenade that runs along all Copacabana beach with his sculpture of ground rippling.
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  • Great to walk and enjoy the beach along the way. City tour busses go along this avenue also. There are expensive restaurants on the city side and small cozy restaurants with live music at night on the...  more »