With the Rio de Janeiro summer time rolling on, the Highway Brazil team has 03 tips for those seeking for some fun in the Cidade Maravilhosa.
01 – ‘Bar do Mineiro’
Bar do Mineiro (Miners bar or person who comes from the state of Minas Gerais – general mines) is a must for those visiting Rio. Is sits in the Santa Tereza neighborhood which is in downtown Rio. The neighborhood is charming throughing visitors some 100 years in the past to the ‘belle epoque’ Rio. With its lavish colonial style mansions and the ‘bondinho’ (street tram) recently opened to public.
Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, 99, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 11am-2am | Sun – 11am-00pm
02 – ‘Largo dos Guimaraes’
Nearby our fisrt option lays the ‘Largo dos Guimarães’ in the Santa Teresa neighborhood. Its a little plaza with several options for food and drink which is a must for travelers – specially with the younger and ‘alternative’ croud. The ‘Espirito Santa’, ‘Mike’s haus’ (best german cusine in Rio), Santa Arte, Adega do Pimenta, Sobre Natural, ‘Bar do Marco’ all have great dishes international and regional, along with guilded beers and sophisticated drinks. Through tuesdays till sundays the place will be full. From Friday till Sunday the place will be packed from late afternoon until 02am. On other days midnight is a usual closing hour.
Adress: Santa Tereza borough in downtown Rio de Janeiro.
03 – Cultural life in Santa Tereza
The LAPA arches, the metropolitan Cathedral, the Seleron staircase, the Christ Statue, the Chacara do Ceu museum, the ‘Bondinho’ (street tram) are atractions you’ll see while being in or passsing through the Santa Tereza neighborhood in downtown Rio de Janeiro. In one or two days should be enough to indulge in all this site seing and gourmet way of life .