Botafogo Bay, Rio de Janeiro

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Instantly recognizable from a thousand photographs of Rio de Janerio's cityscape, the beach at Botafogo Bay offers a view of the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain across Guanabara Bay, unrivalled by anywhere else on the ground. The neighborhood is home to Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, a multi-sport club and one of Brazil's biggest soccer teams. Attractions include the home of writer and politician Ruy Barbosa, the Museu do Índio--which explores the culture and history of the major indigenous peoples of Brazil--and the Villa-Lobos Museum. Plan to visit Botafogo Bay during your Rio de Janeiro vacation using our convenient Rio de Janeiro route builder tool .
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  • Beautiful Bay, clean can be toured on foot by bike, nice pictures to different places to visit absolutely coming to Rio
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  • The Bay offers one of the most beautiful views of Rio de Janeiro, but it is an evil which has been done. With the pollution of its waters, the people and the Government come degrading this great attraction. The surroundings are must, despite the increasing violence in the city.
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  • It's very nice to go to Botafogo Praia Shopping, on Praia de Botafogo to enjoy its different sorts of restaurants, bars, to go shopping and - most important of all - have an amazing view of Botafogo B...  more »
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