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. Put Leme into our Rio de Janeiro journey planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Has the best beach on the South side: the quiet, clean and beautiful! If that wasn't enough, still has an infrastructure of excellent restaurants, bars and kiosks. And, to top it off, is very close to the Shopping Center Rio Sul, the best of the South, and is neighbor to the endless excitement of Copacabana and Ipanema.
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  • Crown Beach a path over stone walls, showing the best image of Copacabana.Tiene its cute sectror of gymnastics
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  • Leme you can find several attractions and spend at least one day, great. In addition to the beaches, the newsagents and the Avenida Atlântica, you can go to the Mirador and the strong Duke of Caxias. To get to know.
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