The Marvelous city is not only made ​​of beaches and breathtaking natural beauties. In this exhibit, you will see the hotspots of the southern zone of town with parks, squares, monuments and a bit more of their stories.

Paris Square

Straight from Downtown to the Southern Zone, there is Praça Paris, in Gloria. With gardens in French style, similar to the Versailles Palace and large lawns, a lake and a fountain in symmetrical composition the square, it is a final relic of the Belle Epoque. Inaugurated in 1926, the square was designed by french architect and urban planner Alfred Agache.

Flamengo's ParkRio de Janeiro Department of Conservation

Flamengo's ParkRio de Janeiro Department of Conservation

Flamengo Park

Flamengo Park is the city's largest leisure outdoor area which offers a variety of equipment for sports, recreation and entertainment. Opened in 1965, the park is located along Guanabara Bay, in the Flamengo district, between Downtown Rio and Copacabana. Conceived and designed by Lota de Macedo Soares, the park has modernist gardens and civic landscapes designed by world-renowned artist Roberto Burle Marx.

Flamengo's Deck

Still at the park you can go to Flamengo's Deck to see a panoramic view of Guanabara Bay with Sugarloaf Mountain in the background. It was with this privileged view that the city was born on March 1, 1565. Over there you can find also the monument to honor the city's founder, Estacio de Sá.

Flamengo's PierRio de Janeiro Department of Conservation

Vermelha Beach

Located between the hill of Urca and hill of Babylon, Vermelha Beach is a small paradise close to one of most iconic views of Rio, the Sugarloaf Mountain. At the beach, you can also contemplate the passage of the cable cars while enjoying the sunset.

Aerial view from UrcaRio de Janeiro Department of Conservation

General Tibúrcio Square seen from the top.

Herói Laguna e Dourados (1938) by Antônio Pinto de MattosRio de Janeiro Department of Conservation

Monument to heroes Laguna and Dourados in the center of the General Tiburcio Square.

In the district of Urca it's possible to see the ocean meet Guanabara bay. At Urca's wall is possible to admire the beautiful view of Rio's landscape and enjoy the calm and tranquility of the neighborhood drinking a cold beer, a typically carioca activity.

Copacabana Beach

Have you ever wondered how it feels to put your feet here? Walking by the promenade after a swim, you can find monuments of great Brazilian figures such as poet Carlos Drummond de Andrade and composer Dorival Caymmi.

Princess Isabel (2003) by Edgar DuvivierRio de Janeiro Department of Conservation

Inaugurated to celebrate 115 years of the abolition of slavery in Brazil, the bronze sculpture of Princess Isabel, who became known as "the Redeemer", is located at Princess Isabel Avenue between Copacabana and Leme.

Copacabana (2016)Rio de Janeiro Department of Conservation

Copacabana view from the top with the classic design of Roberto Burle Marx on its boardwalk.

Aerial View from RioRio de Janeiro Department of Conservation

View from Copacabana, Arpoador and Ipanema Beach.

Millôr (2013) by Chico Caruso e Jaime LernerRio de Janeiro Department of Conservation

Wooden bench and cut corten steel portraying the designer, playwright, poet, and journalist Millôr Fernandes is located at Arpoador and is great for watching one of the most beautiful sunsets in Rio.

Zózimo Barroso do Amaral (2001) by Roberto SáRio de Janeiro Department of Conservation

After Ipanema and at the end of Leblon, you can find a statue of Zózimo Barrozo do Amaral. He was a great columnist journalist.

Credits: Story

Municipal Secretary for Conservancy and Public Services: Marcus Belchior.

Manager Chief: Ana Luiza Toledo Piza.
Project Manager and I.T.: Rodrigo Kemel.
Photos: Daniel Coelho.
Aerial Photos: João Francisco.
Text and Content: Amanda Cinelli.
Content Support: Lenora Vasconcellos.

Credits: All media
The story featured may in some cases have been created by an independent third party and may not always represent the views of the institutions, listed below, who have supplied the content.
Explore more
Google apps