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...g the cable car. After visiting the mountains of Urca and Sugar Loaf, see Infante Dom Henrique Avenue in Flamengo Park.
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Sprawling over 1.2 million sq metres along Guanabara Bay from Botafogo beach to Glória Marina, the Flamengo Park is the largest public park in Rio de Janeiro.
Sprawling over 1.2 million sq metres along Guanabara Bay from Botafogo beach to Glória Marina, the Flamengo Park is the largest public park in Rio de Janeiro. The Modernist landscaped gardens with broad walkways have been designed by Roberto Burle Marx on the former São Antônio hill footprint and have various monuments such as the Monumento Nacional aos Mortos da II Guerra Mundial (Monument to the Dead of World War II). The Museum of Modern Art and the Carmen Miranda Museum are also on the grounds of the park.
along the bay between Flamengo and Glória
Gloria Inlet is a beautiful spot for a stroll along the bank of Guanabara Bay
Gloria Church, also known as Outeira da Gloria, is a small but interesting church built in 1739 atop Gloria Hill that was visible to arriving sailors sailing into Guanabara Bay
The Museum of Modern Art presents a collection of 20th century Brazilian as well as international art
Commissioned in 1779, Passeio Publico was the first public park in the Americas
Catete Palace, the former presidential palace (1894-1960), now hosts the Republic Museum which explores Brazil’s fight for independence from Portugal
The Museum of Image and Sound in Rio de Janeiro is dedicated to Brazilian film, radio, and broadcasting industries
The Selaron Staircase is a flight of 215 steps covered by colorful mosaic tiles and art work by Chilean artist Jorge Selarón
The Gustavo Capanema Palace is a government building that functions as an office of the Ministry of Education and Health
Officially known as Praça Floriano Peixoto in honour of the second president of Brazil, Cinelândia is a major public square in the heart of Rio de Janeiro that developed around the 18th century Ajuda Convent
The Carioca Aqueduct, also known as Arcos da Lapa, is a colonial relic, built in 1750 to transport water from the Carioca River to downtown Rio