Apa Hotel Rio de Janeiro - What to do in Copacabana

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Welcome to Rio de Janeiro!

Coin the other visitors of Rio de Janeiro in feeling the exuberance of the unspeakable beauty of its nature or the city's wide range of things to do. The  seaside walk, our famous calçadão, on Copacabana beach, is Rio's all-time preferred sight. It is a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Have a beer at one of the neighborhood's bars, enjoy the tropical su  while well accommodated in a a spacious room, fully-equipped and air-conditioned. Sa=tay tuned to Rio's night life programs using out high-speed wi-fe.

Located in Copacabana, the park is a place to rest an contemplate nature. You can see ruins from the beginning of the 20th century, the donkey paths used for transportation in colonial Brazil, the ruins of the oldest house in Copacabana and, around the park, an aqueduct from the 17th century in Vila Militar da Babilônia.

One of Rio's most famous sights offers an incredible view to the whole city. From Praia Vermelha, visitors take a cable car to Urca Hill. From there, a second cable car takes them to the top of Pão de Açucar, at 1299 feet above sea level. The origins of the name "Pão de Açucar", meaning "Sugar Bread" in Portuguese, are controversial. The most popular story is that during the 16th and 17th centuries, in the heyday of sugar cane production, farmers used to store sugar clocks into molds for export. Its shape resembled the shape of the hill, thus the name.

Inaugurated in 1912, the Pão de Açucar cable car was the first ever built Brasil and the third the world. Ir connected Urca to Pão de Açucar. Since then, over 40 million people have travelled in the cars.

From the top of the two hills, a stunning city landscape is unveiled: the Botafogo bay, Copacabana seaside, and edge of Guanabara Bay. In summer, the amphitheater located at the top of Urca Hill stages concerts and events in the evening, bringing together fun and the sight of the city lights.  

 World widely renowned institutions, such as MIT, Google and NASA, among others, joined forces to study how individuals can change the future of the Earth. Museu do Amanhã, The Museum of Tomorrow, presents a pioneering proposal: nothing in the entire planet is close to this mix of cultural and research efforts to study our tomorrow. 

Praça Mauá, 1 - Centro 

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One of the largest urban forests in the world. It was created in 1861 by Emperor Pedro II nan effort to reforest the ares used for sugarcane and coffee plantations. This sector of the Tijuca National Park (Parque Nacional da Tijuca) brings together attractions such as Pico da Tijuca, Pico do Papagaio, the two summits and Cascatina Taunay, a small waterfall. This preserved area of Rain Forest is much sought after by locals and tourists for exercise and walking or jogging. Birds, native plants and fruit trees make up the flora and fauna of Tijuca Forest.

Pico da Tijuca, the highest point of the park, with 1022 meters, is easily accessed bay a track that that begins at estrada da Cascatina, in Alto da Boa Vista. Although it may seem difficult to get to the top the second highest peak in the city, this little steep track makes the course enjoyable even for those beginning adventure sports. 

From the top of Pico da Tijuca, the visitor can admire a panoramic view of the city, appending from the North Zone to the South Zone, including Baixada Fluminense, the West Zone, downtown Rio and the Rio-Niterói bridge.

Another attraction of the forest is the Visitor Center of the Tijuca National Park exhibition called "A Forest in the Metropolis". The exhibition is didactic, interactive and aims to promote the conscious use of the areas and public resources. In addition, it addresses the trajectory of this area, which has come to constitute the Tijuca National Park in three stages: Original Forest, Human Intervention and, finally, a Park.

Estrada da Cascatinha, - Alto da Boa Vista 

The imponent centenary construction gets the attention of those passing by Cinelândia. Inaugurated in 1909, the city theater is one of the main cultural halls of Brazil an Latin America. 


Praça Floriano, s/n Theatro Municipal - Centro 

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It is the biggest seaside stone v=block in the world. Its 2769 feet in height have awarded it the fame of the most difficult track in the city, requiring a minimum of 3 hours of climbing. The long and harsh journey requires a lot of attention, physical conditioning and, preferably, the support of an experienced guide.  From the summit, there is a panoramic view of the entire border of the South and the West Zone, as well as the mountains that descend from Tijuca Forest. Access is via Estrada do Sorimã.

The church dedicated to Our Lady of Candelabra welcomes hundreds of tourists daily-not least for being located around many interesting cultural venues in the city.

Praça Pio X, - Centro 

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The cable car ride takes you form the city center to the neighborhood of Santa Teresa, passing by Arcos da Lapa, the famous white arches. Fanta Teresa's cable cars are not a mere means of transportation for locals and tourists alike. They are one of the attractions of the city, part of the local scenery, and have become a must-visit location.

The  line begins on Rua Lélio Gama, next to the Carioca subway station. 

Departures take place every 15 or 20 minutes.

Rua Lélio Gama, 2 - Centro 

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