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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  • October 2, 2017
    A must visit for anyone who goes to rio de janeiro. Ideal place for a walk, go to a bar around, take a stretched to the Urca.
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  • September 1, 2017
    Tour a must for anyone in Rio de Janeiro. I just don't recommend sea bathing, because the water is a bit dirty because of the boats. Then recommend making the boat trip, boat, schooner. The vision you have in the ride is very beautiful and it depends on who to hire. Recommend going up in Niteroi.
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  • August 28, 2017
    If you get a chance to be in the area, there are many places to take a photo; this is one of my favorite places to see the bay. We actually bought lunch to go and ate here for our break.  more »

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