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
|Centro Cultural Solar de Botafogo (theater) - A mansion in 1910, houses a theater, cafe, lounge, two art galleries, a cinema club and a cyber café.Two of the greatest scenic architects in the country - Paulo J. C. Serrone (draft), Jose Carioca and Days (project executive) - the architectural design of the Solar de Botafogo preserved the historical aspect of construction,To give personality to each of these environments, Caco Borges created the ambience of the auditorium and the ba...|
Address: R. Gen. Polidoro, 180 - Botafogo Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Distance: 1.35km from the Copacabana Beach
|Catacumba Park (park) - The Catacomb Park is an ecological reserve on the shores of Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. There are landscaped with paths and picturesque alleys, in line with the dense vegetation that extends predominantly by the length of the park. A great diversity of trees, plants and flowers are seen throughout the park.
The lower part of the park is paved, winding, slope, gives a special charm to the place. Every now and then is faced with some ...|
Address: Parque da Catacumba Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 3000 - Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil
Distance: 1.94km from the Copacabana Beach
|Indio Museum (museum) - Indian Museum of Rio de Janeiro
Housed in an elegant 19th-century mansion in a quiet part of Botafogo, the Indian Museum's collection is one of the most important in Latin America, with over 14,000 artifacts and 16,000 books on indigenous people of Brazil. There are also over half a million historical documents on Brazilian Indian tribes, giving a clear picture of how they lived, and their culture. There are no s...|
Address: Rua Palmeiras, 55, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Distance: 1.96km from the Copacabana Beach
|Forte do Vigia (historical) - Built between 1776 and 1779 by order of the viceroy, Marquis Lavradio, Forte do Vigia fires crossed the Fort Copacabana, and ended his line of defense with a stone gate still today at Ladeira do Leme.The Alferes Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, Tiradentes, served there in 1789 as a member of Company Dragon Mine, who then manned the fort. Renovated by Captain Augusto Tasso Fragoso in 1895, now has the name of Forte do Leme, from 1918, eigh...|
Address: Fonte Duque de Caxias Leme, Rio de Janeiro
Distance: 2.01km from the Copacabana Beach
|Dentro Beach (beach) -
Dentro Beach is a small beach that separates Ipanema Beach from the Copacabana Fort and Copacabana Beach beyond it. Ipanema Beach, the beach made famous by Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobim's song 'The Girl from Ipanema', resides south of Copacabana. The two beaches are separated by the Fort of Copacabana, an active military facility, and at the tip of the extension of the fort is where you can find Dentro Beach, wh...|
Address: Avenida Atlantica próximo ao número 122, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Distance: 2.03km from the Copacabana Beach
|Forte de Copacabana (historical) - The fort that attracts tourists in the country offers, besides the strategic location, diverse entertainment options, with extensive cultural program throughout the year.Occupying a total area of 114,169 m2, the Copacabana Fort was inaugurated in 1914, but then considered the most modern plaza of war in South America in the form of bunker built on 40,000 m2 of e12m thick on their external walls, the strong German Krupp guns had housed i...|
Address: Forte Copacabana Pc Cel Eugênio Franco, 1 Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Distance: 2.13km from the Copacabana Beach
|Sugar Loaf (sightseeing) - Pão de Açúcar - The Sugar Loaf mountains (one taller, the other shorter), Brazil's top landmark, with a two-stage aerial tramway to the top; a definite must see. A ticket is R$44. There is also an unsigned trail leading to the second station where you can pay only R$22 to reach the top. Ask locals for directions. The buses number 511, 512, 591 and 592 and the subway buses from Botafogo bring you to the base station. Do not make the m...|
Address: Bondinho do Pão de Açúcar Avenida Pasteur, 520 - Urca Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Distance: 2.18km from the Copacabana Beach
|Fora Beach (beach) -
At the entrance to Guanabara Bay in the neighborhood of Urca in Rio de Janeiro, you will find Fora Beach, which is where the city of Rio de Janeiro was originally founded.
Entry is granted by the Brazilian Army as the beach sits on military land. It has fine clear sands and the ocean is calm and tranquil with cold waters which is available for swimming during certain times. Fora Beach has many beautiful views, e...|
Address: Morro do Leme, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Distance: 2.27km from the Copacabana Beach
Restaurants near to Copacabana Beach
Mud Bug is a Pub restaurant that is roughly 0.02km from Copacabana Beach and can be found at Rua Paula Freitas, 55
Botequim Informal - Ns. de Copacabana is a Pub restaurant that is roughly 0.10km 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 0.11km 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 ...
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