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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  • And a very nice ride. The view is beautiful, and to take beautiful pictures. Worth checking out! The only bad thing, is that the water is polluted and not to bathe, but does not prevent to enjoy the beautiful view.
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  • Postcard of Rio de Janeiro. Beautiful to look at, but unfortunately polluted. In the old days, even dolphins existed.
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  • Walked and thought we would go along to the bay, and when we got there, was no a sole in site!!!! was polluted. But the area was nice  more »

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