Rio de Janeiro is identified with the joy of life that its inhabitants always breathe and this is expressed, in addition to its world-famous beaches, and its beautiful neighborhoods. Among them, Botafogo, its most hip neighborhood.
One of the oldest districts of the fascinating Rio de Janeiro, Botafogo, nestled in the historic center and the legendary Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, experienced a new spring, after a long period of stagnation. cafes, bars, restaurants, but also workshops and cultural venues µ in alternative or mainstream philosophy, without one competing with the other.
The district has been a predominantly urban neighborhood near the center since the late 19th century, in buildings of foreign embassies and mansions of wealthy businessmen and intellectuals, and the “air” of that time has remained. While the sea to the east and the heights of Corcovado (to the famous statue of Christ) to the west offer an amazing setting.
Botafogo has a more sought-after character, challenging locals and travelers to discover an innovative but always authentic side of Rio de Janeiro!
Attractions in Botafogo
Pao de Asukar
Of course, you can’t visit the sugar cone. To Pao de Asoukar (Pao de Açucar) is an impressive, quite steep granite rock height 396 m., Which dominates the peninsula of Urca, just south of the beach of Botafogo (which is ideal for walking, but not suitable for swimming) . The most interesting way to get here is by cable car – the view across Rio will take your breath away.
Museu do Indio
Museo do Indio will offer you a representative picture of Brazil’s indigenous cultures, with 14,000 exhibits and 50,000 photographs. It is housed in a characteristic mansion of the late 19th century.
Accommodation in Botafogo
Mercure Botafogo Mourisco
You can choose to stay at the Mercure Botafogo Mourisco 4 *, located in a central location, close to the beach, in a very nice view. Small but functional and well-kept rooms, typical of urban aesthetics, while the hotel offers complete facilities, including swimming pool, fitness center, bar and restaurant.
At Injoy hostel, a… very cute hostel, at 500 µ. from the beach. It has 18 minutes, which is all simple, but very careful. The bright cheerful colors, the posters and the photos µ in scenes from the sights and life of the city, the design logic, the relaxing atmosphere, the friendly service, all predispose for a wonderful stay.
Food in Botafogo
Dining head to Lasai a great rustic space surrounded by lush gardens, from which, as from the farm outside the city, derives the bulk of the raw material! Led by chef Rafa Costa e Silva, who has worked in some of Spain’s best restaurants and is particularly influenced by the cuisine of the Basque Country. It is also famous for its wine cellar, with an emphasis on organic wines.
Places for fun in Botafogo
n Comuna, one of the new philosophy spaces that have “sprouted” in the neighborhood – it combines bar, restaurant, Casamata gallery and Sala design de Estar design store! It hosts meetings, workshops, exhibitions, live shows and fashion events…
As its name suggests, the emphasis is on collectivity, self-expression and the meeting of cultures. Everything you need for a first contact with the dynamic new generation of the city, while enjoying a fantastic cocktail (such as “Comuna”, vodka, cranberry, orange juice and soda). If you’re hungry, it also has burgers or spring rolls of Brazilian version!
Time for fun at Caverna, which advertises its rock’n’roll atmosphere, very informative in fires and spirits. It also serves juicy, rich burgers, while Dussiki is, what else, rock.
Currency: Real (BRL or R $)
Ideal period: All year round
Embassy: Responsible is the embassy of our country in Brasilia