The mosaic sidewalks along Boulevard 28 de Setembro between Praça Maracanã and Praça Barão de Drummond are musical staves. Written in the stones are 20 complete musical works, including tunes by Ary Barroso, Martinho da Vila, Almirante, Noel Rosa, and other famous Brazilian composers who frequented Vila Isabel back in its Bohemian heyday. Also check out the famous sculpture of Noel Rosa on this street at the entrance to the bairro.
Musical sidewalks of Vila Isabel and Nearby Attractions on Map
Maracanã Stadium(2.2 km)
Once the world's highest capacity football venue, it was able to hold nearly 200,000 people.
Rio de Janeiro Zoo(2.6 km)
If you won't be making it to the Amazon or the Pantanal, the Rio de Janeiro Zoo is a good place to see some of Brazil's more exotic creatures as well as species from around the world.
Museu Nacional(2.7 km)
The National Museum in Paço de São Cristóvão (Palace of Saint Christopher) is Brazil's natural history museum, exhibiting dinosaur fossils, mounted animals and insects, minerals, and meteorites, as well as archaeological artifacts and aboriginal utensils.
Grajaú State Park(2 km)
The 55-hectare Grajau State Park within Tijuca Forest preserves some of the original Atlantic forest and is home to a wide range of species including marmosets, bush dogs, guinea pigs, parakeets, vultures, and hawks.
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