Things to do in Barra da Tijuca

Top 10 Things to Do in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro

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  • Walter S
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ91 contributions
    Perfect for long walks. Not too much to do on the way / beach. More south, lesser building, more nature / birds.
    Written 28 May 2021
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  • Curt W
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ165 contributions
    Just a laid back surfers paradise...plenty of good waves home of Brazilian surfing legend Daniel Freidman..easy going no rush
    Written 28 September 2021
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  • A.B.Maeda
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ431 contributions
    Don´t go very late during the weekends and holidays! The water is so blue but sometimes the waves are big!
    Written 27 May 2019
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  • Pinja M
    1 contribution
    Absolutely beautiful island; calm, safe and authentic. Definitely a lovely place to stay during a stay in Rio!!!
    Written 2 August 2018
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  • Alejandro Z
    Miami, FL1,883 contributions
    This is a very open shopping mall. Most probably the one with the best shops and also good restaurants.
    Written 6 February 2021
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  • Flitz8-A foodie travels
    Athens, Greece2,756 contributions
    There is hardly many people here but it's a beautiful beach, not very well known but hidden gem in Rio
    Written 6 December 2020
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  • Meg
    4 contributions
    I went to three days of this festival and really enjoyed it. Lots to do, safe environment.
    Only problem was first day in receiving the wrist bands, note for other people who would be going multiple days take tickets to pick up all wristbands in the same day.
    Written 18 October 2019
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  • Luciano
    Ranst, Belgium2 contributions
    We had good time in this museum. You can see some movies over Brazil team during the history and see all the trophies won. We had a very caring tour guide who spoke English. Definitely worth for football fans
    Written 4 November 2019
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  • Flitz8-A foodie travels
    Athens, Greece2,756 contributions
    The metro is a good way to get about especially if you live in coastal regions, got a metro card but Rio card is also for bus as well
    Written 6 December 2020
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  • Elise S
    9 contributions
    Very difficult to get in. All fenced off and derelict. Just really sad. Dont expect much to see if you come to a conference and stay nearby at Rio Central.
    Written 18 October 2018
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  • Diogo V
    Belo Horizonte, MG263 contributions
    Located in the western zone of Rio, in the heart of the Olympic quarters, Arena HSBC hosts all kinds of events. As a local, I've been there four times, including an Iron Maiden concert, a NBB basketball final game, and recently visiting the Olympic arenas. The public transportation system takes a long time to get there and you have to walk a lot. Or you can choose to pay a lot of money in the parking lot and face traffic in your way out.
    Written 23 July 2016
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  • Lucian B
    Champlin, MN147 contributions
    Great architecture with gold leafs ceiling and walls, great sculptures and painting plus quarters for living monks
    Written 12 November 2018
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  • Hans B
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands171 contributions
    Bosque da Barra is situated within in the city limits of Rio de Janeiro. The 35 square km offers a variety of things to do.
    A afternoon picnic around lakes or in the forest, playful times with our family, but also the possibility to find Capyvara's, Agouti's, Monkeys, Alligators, Lizards and other species of rainforest wildlife, Also interesting native plants, tree's and flowers.
    The park is separated into two parts, There is the family area where you'll find picnic area's (those are populair with the Carioca's in the weekends) Area's suitable to make fantastic pictures and ability to buy snacks and refreshments.
    The other part brings you around the park 1,5hrs walk around the swamp area where you are able to meet part of the Brazilian wildlife and some great views over the swamp.
    For the second part it is advisable to bring mosquito repellent and water.

    For the wildlife the best times to visit would be early morning or later in the afternoon (park opening hours are 8am to 5pm daily).
    Weekdays are also advisable as the park will not be filled with family's and the chance of encountering wildlife is more realistic.
    Written 2 October 2016
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  • Kevin K
    Pahrump, NV167 contributions
    Have been there several times over the years, just last week recently. I have always found it to be clean & provide whatever I am looking for.Most recent visit featured a beer festival and we had a good time sampling the local brews. I look forward to my next visit.
    Written 5 September 2016
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  • Christian V
    Helsinki, Finland18 contributions
    This is the largest mall I have been. Plenry of restaurants and different shops. Can not speak english very well. Went to eat there.
    Written 10 August 2016
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