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Blaise’s guidebook

Blaise

Blaise’s guidebook

Food scene
Good coffee and produce (bread, cheese). Also has pizzas and sandwiches.
10
locals recommend
Curto Café
35 R. São José
10
locals recommend
Good coffee and produce (bread, cheese). Also has pizzas and sandwiches.
My favorite café in Rio. Beautiful location and nice staff. LGBT friendly.
14
locals recommend
Café Secreto
6 R. Gago Coutinho
14
locals recommend
My favorite café in Rio. Beautiful location and nice staff. LGBT friendly.
Gourmet food with brazilian local products in a breathtaking setting with sweeping views of the city. Bit expensive.
144
locals recommend
Aprazível
62 R. Aprazível
144
locals recommend
Gourmet food with brazilian local products in a breathtaking setting with sweeping views of the city. Bit expensive.
Rumored to have the best pão de queijo (cheese bread) of the city
40
locals recommend
Cultivar
124 Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno
40
locals recommend
Rumored to have the best pão de queijo (cheese bread) of the city
A very traditional bar. Beer comes in large bottles to be shared using the small 'copos americanos' glasses, brazilian way
78
locals recommend
Armazém São Thiago
26 R. Áurea
78
locals recommend
A very traditional bar. Beer comes in large bottles to be shared using the small 'copos americanos' glasses, brazilian way
Delicious sweets and the cutest atmosphere.
Alda Maria Doces Portugueses
1116 R. Alm. Alexandrino
Delicious sweets and the cutest atmosphere.
Delicious, inventive pizzas.
26
locals recommend
Ferro e Farinha
42 R. Andrade Pertence
26
locals recommend
Delicious, inventive pizzas.
Delicious food, beautiful views and interesting indigenous artifacts on sale
Restaurante Fazenda Culinária
Delicious food, beautiful views and interesting indigenous artifacts on sale
Good value sushi/japanese restaurant
27
locals recommend
Gohan Alimentação Natural Ltda (ME)
127 R. Joaquim Silva
27
locals recommend
Good value sushi/japanese restaurant
great food.
Marchezinho
46 R. Voluntários da Pátria
great food.
Best burgers in town and where all the cool kids hang out.
122
locals recommend
Comuna
585 R. Sorocaba
122
locals recommend
Best burgers in town and where all the cool kids hang out.
if you venture that far, it has some of the best italian food in the city
33
locals recommend
Casa do Sardo
405 R. São Cristóvão
33
locals recommend
if you venture that far, it has some of the best italian food in the city
Hipster café. Great food and delicious coffee.
20
locals recommend
The Slow Bakery
93 R. São João Batista
20
locals recommend
Hipster café. Great food and delicious coffee.
hipster café and bar at night
24
locals recommend
CoLAB
66 R. Fernandes Guimarães
24
locals recommend
hipster café and bar at night
Sightseeing
Beautiful panorama of the city. Visit during the day.
Wet Mouse Lookout
Beautiful panorama of the city. Visit during the day.
Arguably the best views of the city. Much less crowded than sugarloaf or corcovado. Really worth it.
51
locals recommend
Mirante Dona (Santa) Marta
S/N Estr. Mirante Dona Marta
51
locals recommend
Arguably the best views of the city. Much less crowded than sugarloaf or corcovado. Really worth it.
Views of the city from the ruins of an old mansion.
31
locals recommend
Parque das Ruinas
31
locals recommend
Views of the city from the ruins of an old mansion.
cultural center hosting temporary exhibits from local artists in an old mansion
19
locals recommend
Municipal Cultural Center Laurinda Santos Lobo
306 R. Monte Alegre
19
locals recommend
cultural center hosting temporary exhibits from local artists in an old mansion
Museum in a 50's mansion.
54
locals recommend
Museu da Chácara do Céu
93 R. Murtinho Nobre
54
locals recommend
Museum in a 50's mansion.
Maybe the most beautiful place in Rio and in the world. Just go. The café is not great but the store has beautiful indigenous craft.
504
locals recommend
Parque Lage
504
locals recommend
Maybe the most beautiful place in Rio and in the world. Just go. The café is not great but the store has beautiful indigenous craft.
Beach
Possibly the best part of the beach, with an alternative, open minded crowd (also the closest to the house).
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Possibly the best part of the beach, with an alternative, open minded crowd (also the closest to the house).
Go anytime for the beach and onto the rock for the best sunsets.
419
locals recommend
Arpoador
419
locals recommend
Go anytime for the beach and onto the rock for the best sunsets.
The water is not always very clean but the setting is gorgeous.
72
locals recommend
Red Beach
72
locals recommend
The water is not always very clean but the setting is gorgeous.
Museums
My top museum recommendation. Amazing building and interesting exhibits.
190
locals recommend
Museu de Arte do Rio
5 Praça Mauá
190
locals recommend
My top museum recommendation. Amazing building and interesting exhibits.
Artist's workshops in a refurbished chocolate factory. Unique place with a lot of character. Only open to visitors the first Saturday of the month.
7
locals recommend
Fábrica Bhering
28 R. Orestes
7
locals recommend
Artist's workshops in a refurbished chocolate factory. Unique place with a lot of character. Only open to visitors the first Saturday of the month.
Beautiful ornate library, peek in for a short visit.
54
locals recommend
Royal Portuguese Reading Room
30 R. Luís de Camões
54
locals recommend
Beautiful ornate library, peek in for a short visit.
Nightlife
The most happening place right now to drink out and dance with a free-spirited and diverse crowd. Check on their facebook or instagram page that something is happening before you go.
Desvio Café e Bar
12 Rua Ramalho Ortigão
The most happening place right now to drink out and dance with a free-spirited and diverse crowd. Check on their facebook or instagram page that something is happening before you go.

City advice

Getting around
Use Uber to get around
It's the safest and most convenient way to move around the city if you're only there for a few days. If you're more than one person it will usually turn out cheaper than public transport. If you don't have 3G while you're out you can also come back by taxi but it tends to be more expensive. You can also use it to get to and from the airport.