Niteroi- Rio de Janeiro's Underrated Neighbour

Niteroi- Rio de Janeiro's Underrated Neighbour, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (B)

Cariocas (residents of Rio de Janeiro) like to quip that the only reason to visit Niteroi, a separate city on the opposite side of Guanabara Bay, is for the view back of the Rio skyline. And there’s no doubt that there are some pretty spectacular views. But there’s plenty more to see and do besides.

Alright, Niteroi might not boast iconic landmarks, such as Copacabana Beach, Sugar Loaf Mountain or the Christ the Redeemer statue. Nor can it quite match the atmosphere that Rio can generate. Not many cities can. But, what it lacks in instantly recognisable Instagram backdrops, it more than compensates with great beaches, wonderful food – and yes, fabulous views of its brash sister across the bay.

We know as we spent three months housesitting there during the southern hemisphere winter months. Which was no hardship given the pleasantly warm weather and lack of crowds.

So, if you’re looking for things to do in Rio, we thoroughly recommend allowing some time to visit Niteroi. Either as a day trip or even for an overnight stay or two. Just make sure you look for some clear weather to make the most of the views. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Niteroi- Rio de Janeiro's Underrated Neighbour
Guide Location: Brazil » Rio de Janeiro
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ian Mackenzie
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Rio Niteroi bridge
  • Praça XV de Novembro
  • Praça Arariboia
  • Charitas
  • Mercado São Pedro
  • Teatro Municipal João Caetano
  • Caminho Niemeyer
  • Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum
  • Icarai Beach
  • Charitas beache
  • Sao Francisco’s beach
  • Campo de Sao Bento
  • Parque da Cidade Niteroi
  • Fortaleza de Santa Cruz
  • Jurujuba
  • Praia de Piratininga
  • Praia de Camboinhas
  • Praia de Sossego
  • Praia de Itaipu
  • Itacoatiara beach
  • Itaipuacu beach
  • Mocellin Churrascaria
  • Noi
  • Restaurant Á Mineira
  • Bergabão
  • Bicho Papão
  • Botequim Arretado

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