Fora Beach

A secluded beach beneath Sugar Loaf Mountain where Estácio de Sá and his men founded Rio in 1565

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Museu de Folclore Edison Carneiro
Museum containing craft exhibits which shed light on Brazilian popular culture
Copacabana Beach
The most well-known of the Zona Sul’s beaches, the beach is (to some) evocative of Rio’s soul
Sugar Loaf Mountain
396m high, rainforest-covered, mountain which juts out of the sea to offer great views of Rio
Monumento Nacional aos Mortos da Segunda Guerra Mundial
Modernist memorial to Brazilian servicemen who died in the Second World War
Museu do Índio
Museum devoted to the history and cultures of Brazil’s indigenous groups
Museo da República
Museum covering Brazil’s history as a republic which is housed in the former presidential palace

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