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Selaron Stairs (Escadaria Selarón)

Escadaria Selarón is Portuguese for “Selaron Stairs“, also known as the Steps of Santa Teresa. The Selaron Stairs are named after the Chilean artist Jorge Selarón, who started Continue reading

Copacabana Night Market

Copacabana Night Market

Are you still looking for an original canga (beach towel) or bikini? Then you’ll love the Copacabana Night Market in Rio de Janeiro! This market is the perfect way to make the best out of your Rio de Janeiro holiday: Just lay at the beach the whole day and go shopping at night. Continue reading

Projeto Morrinho

Projeto Morrinho – Mini Favela Tour

Favela tours in Rio de Janeiro are becoming more and more popular among tourists but nothing can beat this Mini Favela Tour at Projeto Morrinho. Yes, that’s right, a tour to a favela that is only 450m2 small and built out of bricks with lots of love for detail. Projeto Morrinho portrays the everyday life in a favela, that’s why this mini favela is more than Continue reading

Hippie Market Ipanema

Ipanema Hippie Market

Hippie Market IpanemaAre you looking for a souvenir from Rio de Janeiro? Or for an original decoration for your home? The Hippie Market in Ipanema might just be THE place for you. Between many commercial stands there are some real gems to be found, literally as well as metaphorically. According to its website, the Hippie Market is the largest outdoor gallery of arts and crafts not just of Brazil but of the world! Continue reading

Sitio Burle Marx

Sitio Burle Marx

Have you ever heard of Roberto Burle Marx? No? But you do know Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro with its black and white mosaic of the promenade! The famous wavy pattern was designed by Roberto Burle Marx and is now found on t-shirts, beach towels and postcards. Find out more about this landscape arquitect and visit his late residence, the Sitio Burle Marx in Rio de Janeiro. If you’re tired of the typical sightseeing tours, check out this insider tip! Continue reading