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. Take a look at our Rio de Janeiro vacation generator to schedule your visit to Botafogo Bay and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Who comes to Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport already is dazzled by the beautiful view of Guanabara Bay. See the sugar loaf is also too much. It's a shame that it's so polluted. It's the kind of attraction that delights watching from afar and see close scares on the great pollution.
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  • Own a unique natural beauty, but it suffers degradation imposed by capitalist speculation beautiful. Recommend a visit.
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  • Super is slightly off, but for visits to the Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer Statue. There are also several large shopping malls there (quite modern). Can not bathing there actually who am goes to the Sugar Loaf or moves should bring bathing suit. Sugarloaf Mountain is a small Bay, where you can swim, eat and even drink. To recognize good from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain.
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