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Trip to Downtown Rio: Sala Cecília Meirelles

Trip to Downtown Rio: Sala Cecília Meirelles

Every day, hundreds, perhaps thousands of people travel through the streets of the Lapa neighborhood. While most of these people are workers or residents, a large part, especially on weekends, are made up of bohemians and tourists, looking for nightlife. What almost...

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Trip to Downtown Rio: National Museum of Fine Arts

Trip to Downtown Rio: National Museum of Fine Arts

Located in the Cinelândia area, you can find a building opened in 1908, with different architectural styles in its composition. This building is the National Museum of Fine Arts. Originally, the building was built to serve as the headquarters of the National School of...

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Lapa, a Rio Wonder

Lapa, a Rio Wonder

Fancy a beer? A caipirinha, maybe? Perhaps you just want to have a good night out, chatting with friends, or dancing? No matter what you like to do or what kind of music you’re into, there’s one perfect neighborhood for the night owls: Lapa. It’s so cramped with bars,...

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Rio, World Capital of Architecture by Unesco

Rio, World Capital of Architecture by Unesco

Rio is now the first World Capital of Architecture, title given by Unesco this week, in partnership with the International Union of Architects (UIA). Why’s that, do you ask? There’s plenty of reasons!!! First, the city has so many architectural styles it ends up being...

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São Cristovão´s Fair

São Cristovão´s Fair

Today, we shall discuss the São Cristovão’s Fair, a celebration of the lifestyle, the culture and the traditions of the people of the Northeast of Brazil.

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