Things to do in Zona Norte (North Zone)

Top 10 Things to Do in Zona Norte (North Zone), Rio de Janeiro

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  • united9999
    Coventry, UK113 contributions
    We saw Brazil v Chile here for a World Cup qualification match, what an experience, the Brazilian fans are so passionate and love their team. An amazing stadium as well.
    Written 25 March 2022
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  • Walter S
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ91 contributions
    Nice hike, with a great view as a reward at the end. Look for the monkeys on your way up. Level : moderate
    Written 28 May 2021
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  • Jack Miller
    Czech Republic26 contributions
    A tour of ancient Jerusalem, a well-designed model, rich in detail and having your own very friendly and knowledgeable local guide to history, this place is worth visiting, it exudes incredible peace and learning.
    Written 16 June 2020
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  • sndovale
    Lincoln, CA1,183 contributions
    Fun to see the local produce, sweets, meat etc. Many small stalls with all sorts of items and a good many restaurants. We ate at one and enjoyed it. There was a band and people dancing.
    Written 27 September 2019
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  • Goal100Countries
    Cheltenham, UK615 contributions
    Seeing Vasco play and experiencing the electric atmosphere was another of my highlights in Rio. The crowd were buzzing with energy, with 90 minutes of chanting, singing and dancing in the stands. General admission are all standing areas, but you could sit if you really wanted. Get here over an hour before kickoff as there is a street party before every game with grilled meats and beers on sale. You can also buy drinks during the game which are expensive for local prices, but not bad considering that they are in the stadium.
    Written 24 January 2020
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  • Gregg M
    London, UK143 contributions
    We went here on a rainy day, felt so safe lots of security around. Great prices in the shops and food court is lovely with some good choice. Great shopping trip
    Written 5 June 2019
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  • Las Buganvillas
    Cartagena, Colombia789 contributions
    There are some ten samba school in Rio but on this occasion I went to Portela because they won this year´s carnival. The atmosphere is fantastic and it is great to see that the enthusiasm runs high the entire year until the February Carnival. It does not matter whether you have talent for dancing, for those who visit Rio for the carnival, I recommend to enroll into one of the schools and not only watch the carnival on one night, but also participate as a performer on another night. I did that once, and it was one of the most exciting adrenaline filling experiences I ever had.
    Written 11 June 2017
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  • mvq2014
    Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia99 contributions
    this is zona norte equivalent of parque flamengo, but i find it interesting as it is on the disfavoured end of the city. worth a visit for me.
    Written 29 December 2014
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  • Kell E
    164 contributions
    This is a fantastic gem in Rio. The cathedral is on the pinnacle of a tiny mountain top. You can see its prominent location from the freeway as you head south from the airport.

    There are 365 steps to the top. Luckily, the church has put in a free vernicular to save you the trouble of walking up. The views are spectacular from the top and the tiny cathedral is incredibly charming. I loved how we could see the water and but also sort of experience the sights and sounds of the favelas that are fairly close by.
    Written 29 July 2016
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  • Tammy U
    Los Angeles, CA90 contributions
    If you like animals that are not from this part of the world go and visit the museum, the macaws are adorable.
    Written 28 January 2018
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  • Steve R
    Jacksonville, FL105 contributions
    A pleasant park adjacent to the zoo. The park is free but parking is R$15 or on the street for free if you can get there early enough. Nice grounds with a lake, a museum and some food vendors. Others have suggested that the food vendors are the only way to eat when here - not true. There is a very nice restaurant called Restaurante Quinta Da Boa Vista. We had a very good steak (fillet) with the standard Brazilian accompliments (french fries, rice and the ever present manioc). You can also walk to the zoo with R$10 for entry.
    Written 28 June 2015
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  • Ben M
    London, UK67 contributions
    The museum is situated in Tijuca Forest, not far from the square at Alta de Boa Vista. It is the sister museum of the Chacara da Ceu museum in Santa Teresa, but the setting and grounds are even more impressive. It is in the classic early 20th century style mixing classic European with jungle setting. Installations by some of the most important Brazilian artists include Helio Oticica can be found in the gardens, the tiles (azulejos) decorating the fountains, benches and walls, and also the interior of the house are wonderful. A must visit for anyone interested in Brazilian gardens, architecture, art and in Rio's intellectual history.
    Written 10 August 2015
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  • Piripi
    Fort Lauderdale, FL30 contributions
    Nice atmosphere even though we were cheering for the visiting team. It could improve on the food sold at the venue not a lot of variety.

    Try Uber instead of taxis! Way cheaper
    Written 19 May 2017
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  • 01marilia
    Natal, RN226 contributions
    It's a nice park to enjoy with your family or your date. Also, you can visit there a museum, a zoo, and lakes. It's beautiful.
    Written 21 April 2016
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  • mvq2014
    Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia99 contributions
    Beautiful view of Rio from the park of the museum, nice architecture of the main building. Very nice and outgoing staff. Museum full of information's for astronomy fan and general public with desire to learn something.Very quiet: no waiting time, few people. Free!
    This place should be a must seen attraction!
    Written 29 December 2014
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