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Leme, Rio de Janeiro

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Tourists often overlook this small, affluent neighborhood, boasting the same beautiful beach as Copacabana, but you should join the local residents enjoying the quiet, laid-back vibes of not only their part of the beach, but the excellent restaurants and bars too. Another attraction of Leme is Morro de Leme, a small 210 m (700 ft) mountain, and if you take the cobblestone path that winds up through lush tropical rainforest, along the way, you will see a wide variety of native flora and fauna, as well as the 14 “Stations of the Cross”, beautifully depicted in bronze and copper. At the top is Forte do Leme, built in 1777 to protect Brazil from a Spanish invasion, and now a tourist attraction with fantastic views of Rio, Pão de Açúcar--Sugarloaf Mountain--, and across Guanabara Bay as far as Fortaleza de Santa Cruz, in Niterói. Look to the trees and you will see Sagui monkeys; if you bring some fruit, you will make several new friends. Use our Rio de Janeiro vacation trip planner to add Leme and other attractions to your Rio de Janeiro vacation plans.
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  • Good place more economical to stay, much trade, security, close to the favela, controlled everything.
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  • As an "Extension" of Copacabana beach is just as nice and wide, just a "dead end". Come people who live or are housed there, rather, it is usually much calmer. Worth a visit once, especially if you walk to the end of the beach. From there, you have a fantastic view over Leme/Copacabana to the Fort. And at the kiosk at the end you can yourself then a Coke water.
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  • The rudder is one of the most beautiful beaches of Rio de janeiro, a great place to take the family because the beach is empty of familiar surroundings.
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