Considered to be one of the most famous beach in the world, it stretches for 5.15 kms along Avenida Atlântica until the Copacabana Fortress. Lovingly nicknamed by the people “Little Princess of the Sea”, a popular song by Brazilian composers João de Barro, Braguinha and Alberto Ribeiro, Copacabana beach is located in the neighborhood of the same name, in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Copacabana has bike parking facilities, a cycling track, kiosks, hotels, bars and restaurants, attended regularly during the day as well as during the night. There are also two military fortresses, open to visitors, one at each end of the beach, with panoramic views.
There is also great interest in the beautiful wide sidewalk on Avenida Atlântica with Portuguese paving stones in black and white, forming an attractive mosaic in the shape of waves, inspired on the Lisbon sidewalk and used by Burle Marx on the beach. Copacabana has a great infrastructure of hotels and kiosks, attracting tourists from all over the world.
Copacabana beach stages the biggest New Year’s Eve festivities on the planet, with the world renowned fireworks, bringing together over three million people. Bounded by Atlantic Avenue, its sands are home to other large events such as world championships of beach soccer, volleyball world championships, the scene of concerts bringing together up to 1 million people (as the Rolling Stones).
The beach is completely lit up at night, allowing people to enjoy the area late into the night. Vacation goers are treated to a wide strip of sand to lay out on, which is also filled with volleyball nets and other sporting activities. The audience is varied, bringing foreign tourists, locals of various neighborhoods, children, young and old.
Copacabana beach history is a mix of glamour and glory. In the 1970s, there was a large landfill led by hydraulic engineer Hildebrand de Goes Filho, president of the CBD, which increased the area of the beach and whose main objectives were: to extend the tracks of Atlantic Avenue, the passage of oceanic interceptor, tubing that carries all the sewage from the southern district of Ipanema to the outfall, and also prevent that storm surges reached up to the Nossa Senhora de Copacabana Avenue and invade the garages of the buildings of Avenida Atlantica. Later, bike lanes and a few kiosks for public attendance were built on the shore, which are currently being refurbished in partnership with the private sector.
Studies on physical models of hydraulic extension were performed at LNEC, in Lisbon. In this model, in Lisbon, the Portuguese engineers who worked in the project were Fernando Maria Manzanares Abecasis, Veiga da Cunha, Antonio Pires and Daniel Brown, Vera Cruz and the Brazilian engineer Jorge Paes Rios.
The beach was used as headquarters for some events in the Pan American Games 2007. On holidays, such as Holy days and other, often hosting events such as musical performances, theater and events of political, humanitarian and religious.
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Map of Copacabana BeachAddress: av atlantica and rua paula freitas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Activities near to Copacabana Beach
|New Year's Eve in Rio (festival) -
There are many places in New Year's Eve in RioGreat shows in Ipanema / Leblon, Flamengo, Barra da Tijuca, Guaratiba, Sepetiba, Governor's Island and Isle of Paqueta will enliven the turn of the year, with much joy and excitement, spreading the party all over town.Admission is free, peace and security is totally guaranteed. Spending New Year's Eve in Rio is to know what this city has more characteristic: nature and hospitality ...|
Address: Copacabana Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Distance: 0.25km from the Copacabana Beach
|Copacabana Palace (historical) - One of the first hotels in the city to be built by the sea, the Copacabana Palace Hotel faithfully reflects the European cultural influence of his time with a sophisticated style of lodging.Opened in 1923, the hotel became a symbol of Rio, as the favorite of artists, politicians, businessmen and international celebrities and grand receptions.Protected by Heritage, the Copacabana Palace has facts on his resume of great importance, for ex...|
Address: Avenida Atlântica, 1702 - Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil
Distance: 0.43km from the Copacabana Beach
|Arts and Crafts Fair in Lido Square (market) - The fair has been around for 26 years and was created by a group of artisans. During three years the fair was in command of them, but then rectified and the City entered Feirarte Administration. The fair offers in its 150 stalls, many crafts in jewelry, fashion, bags and too much art paintings and home decorations.Location:Lido Square, Avenida Atlantica in Copacabana, next to the Meridien Hotel. - Rio de Janeiro - RJHours:From 11h to 23...|
Address: Praça do Lido Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Distance: 0.78km from the Copacabana Beach
Restaurants near to Copacabana Beach
|Mud Bug is a Pub restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Copacabana Beach and can be found at Rua Paula Freitas, 55|
|Botequim Informal - Ns. de Copacabana is a Pub restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Copacabana Beach and can be found at Ns. de Copacabana, 434|
With climate of the bars of yore The Informal Botequim won the locals. Tables and wooden chairs and demolition material to give a pleasant climate environment. On the menu light and creamy beer with snacks delicacies typical of the past, simple and whimsical, and dishes executives. In Botequim Informal also no place for the classics: bean
|Cacau Show - Copacabana is a Dessert restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Copacabana Beach and can be found at Rua Hilario de Gouveia, 66|
The Cacao Show was born 20 years ago from a small enterprise and today has branches throughout Brazil. Only the city of Rio de Janeiro has about 50 stores. Bars are handmade chocolates, truffles, chocolates, Easter eggs and in several flavors, with pepper, liquor, cherry, hazelnut, and more. Diversity by default for any chocoholic. Cacau
|Café e Bar Pavão Azul is a Appetizers restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Copacabana Beach and can be found at Rua Hilário de Gouveia, 71|
Hotels near to Copacabana Beach
|Rio Your Apartment 1|
Located in Copacabana / Leme, Rio Your Apartment 1 is a perfect starting point from which to explore Rio De Janeiro. The hotel offers a high standard of service and amenities to suit the individual needs of all travelers. Facilities like 24hr room service, elevator, business center are readily available for you to enjoy. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities. The ...
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|Mar Palace Copacabana Hotel|
With its central location, Mar Palace Copacabana Hotel is within easy reach of most tourist attractions and business addresses in Rio De Janeiro. The hotel has a total of 88 well-appointed rooms designed with the guests' comfort in mind. Room amenities include air conditioning, desk, hair dryer, internet access, in room safe, television. Services and amenities available for guests at this Rio De J...
|Astoria Copacabana Hotel|
The Astoria Copacabana Hotel is located in Rio De Janeiro making it one of the best hotels to stay at while in town. The Astoria Copacabana Hotel boasts a convenient location with modern amenities in every guestroom and superb service. The guestrooms are equipped with air conditioning, desk, hair dryer, internet access, in room safe. Guests can experience the high standards of comfort while stayin...