Best neighborhoods in Rio De Janeiro

Check out the top neighborhoods in Rio De Janeiro, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Sinuca da Lapa

1. Sinuca da Lapa

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52 local reviews
Sinuca da Lapa
(21) 2242-4501
Establishment
Paulo
Lapa is a traditional neighborhood in Rio, with lot of life and energy. Nowadays it is a very touristic place,…
John
Many clubs adorn this neighborhood including some of the best known clubs in Rio de Janeiro: Scenarium, Carioc…
Vânia
The most exciting nightlife of Rio de Janeiro is in Lapa, a famous neighborhood in downtown. There, Rio Scenar…
1. Sinuca da Lapa

1. Sinuca da Lapa

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52 local reviews
Sinuca da Lapa
(21) 2242-4501
Paulo
Paulo
Lapa is a traditional neighborhood in Rio, with lot of life and energy. Nowadays it is a very touristic place, although you can find locals …
John
John
Many clubs adorn this neighborhood including some of the best known clubs in Rio de Janeiro: Scenarium, Carioca da Gema, among many others. …
Vânia
Vânia
The most exciting nightlife of Rio de Janeiro is in Lapa, a famous neighborhood in downtown. There, Rio Scenario is the place to enjoy Brazi…
2. Shopping Leblon

2. Shopping Leblon

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91 local reviews
290 Av. Afrânio Melo Franco, Rio de Janeiro
Closed now
(21) 3138-8000
Establishment
Tatiana
Top #1 Shopping Mall at Leblon neighborhood.
Bruno
High end shopping mall in neighbooring Leblon neighborhood with almost every top Brazilian fashion brand as we…
Alex
Nicest shopping mall in town
2. Shopping Leblon

2. Shopping Leblon

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91 local reviews
290 Av. Afrânio Melo Franco, Rio de Janeiro
Closed now
(21) 3138-8000
Tatiana
Tatiana
Top #1 Shopping Mall at Leblon neighborhood.
Bruno
Bruno
High end shopping mall in neighbooring Leblon neighborhood with almost every top Brazilian fashion brand as well as many popular internation…
Alex
Alex
Nicest shopping mall in town
3. Livraria da Travessa

3. Livraria da Travessa

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20 local reviews
572 Rua Visconde de Pirajá, Rio de Janeiro
Closed now
(21) 3205-9002
Book storeStoreEstablishment
Victor
It's a bookstore you would love to stay for hours. The sophisticated architecture, excellent ambience and book…
Felipe
Best bookshop on the neighborhood. Great selection of cd's. Travel guides, english language books and more. Ni…
Ana
Excellent bookstore, opens until midnight including Sundays, great café, a little expensive, but very good foo…
3. Livraria da Travessa

3. Livraria da Travessa

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20 local reviews
572 Rua Visconde de Pirajá, Rio de Janeiro
Closed now
(21) 3205-9002
Victor
Victor
It's a bookstore you would love to stay for hours. The sophisticated architecture, excellent ambience and book collection will make one of y…
Felipe
Felipe
Best bookshop on the neighborhood. Great selection of cd's. Travel guides, english language books and more. Nice restaurant on the second fl…
Ana
Ana
Excellent bookstore, opens until midnight including Sundays, great café, a little expensive, but very good food!
4. Santa Teresa

4. Santa Teresa

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38 local reviews
Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro
SublocalityPolitical
Patricia
Santa Teresa is for me the most charming neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro .The place we chose to live! The Port…
Vânia
Neighborhood of artisans and "botecos". From there people can enjoy one of the most beautiful view of the Rio …
Paulo
Very touristic place and remembering Lisboa, Santa Teresa is a neighborhood of the Central Zone of the city of…
4. Santa Teresa

4. Santa Teresa

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38 local reviews
Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro
Patricia
Patricia
Santa Teresa is for me the most charming neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro .The place we chose to live! The Portuguese architecture and art de…
Vânia
Vânia
Neighborhood of artisans and "botecos". From there people can enjoy one of the most beautiful view of the Rio de Janeiro, go to Corcovado, v…
Paulo
Paulo
Very touristic place and remembering Lisboa, Santa Teresa is a neighborhood of the Central Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro, located on th…
5. Urca

5. Urca

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4 local reviews
Urca, Rio de Janeiro
SublocalityPolitical
Fabiana
Calm and traditional neighborhood of Rio. Try one of the bar/restraurants next to the wall to see the sunset.
Herby e Deia
Urca is one of Rio's most charming neighborhoods where the Sugarloaf (Pão de Açúcar) is located.There is a nic…
Zoë
One of the most beautiful neighbouhoods in Rio
5. Urca

5. Urca

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4 local reviews
Urca, Rio de Janeiro
Fabiana
Fabiana
Calm and traditional neighborhood of Rio. Try one of the bar/restraurants next to the wall to see the sunset.
Herby e Deia
Herby e Deia
Urca is one of Rio's most charming neighborhoods where the Sugarloaf (Pão de Açúcar) is located.There is a nice paved nature trail that is w…
Zoë
Zoë
One of the most beautiful neighbouhoods in Rio
6. FEIRA HIPPIE DE IPANEMA

6. FEIRA HIPPIE DE IPANEMA

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77 local reviews
FEIRA HIPPIE DE IPANEMA, Rio de Janeiro
Closed now
(21) 8746-1082
Establishment
Patricia
The Ipanema Hippie Fair (Feira Hipe) has been held in the Praça General Osório, in the Ipanema neighborhood of…
Rafaela
Incontestable ride on the agenda for those who come to Rio de Janeiro, the fair have more than 600 expositors…
Alex
Famous Ipanema Market fair
6. FEIRA HIPPIE DE IPANEMA

6. FEIRA HIPPIE DE IPANEMA

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77 local reviews
FEIRA HIPPIE DE IPANEMA, Rio de Janeiro
Closed now
(21) 8746-1082
Patricia
Patricia
The Ipanema Hippie Fair (Feira Hipe) has been held in the Praça General Osório, in the Ipanema neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro Brazil, every …
Rafaela
Rafaela
Incontestable ride on the agenda for those who come to Rio de Janeiro, the fair have more than 600 expositors. Since the late 60s, when an a…
Alex
Alex
Famous Ipanema Market fair
7. Aprazível

7. Aprazível

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33 local reviews
62 Rua Aprazível, Rio de Janeiro
Closed now
(21) 2508-9174
RestaurantFoodEstablishment
Eliane
The food is delicious, the neighborhood is very charming and try to make a reservation in advance and get a ta…
Nathan
It is located at a must see neighborhood in Rio called Santa Teresa. This is one of the best restaurants in Ri…
Vera
Very expensive but so romantic and nice!
7. Aprazível

7. Aprazível

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33 local reviews
62 Rua Aprazível, Rio de Janeiro
Closed now
(21) 2508-9174
Eliane
Eliane
The food is delicious, the neighborhood is very charming and try to make a reservation in advance and get a table up in the tree. Very nice …
Nathan
Nathan
It is located at a must see neighborhood in Rio called Santa Teresa. This is one of the best restaurants in Rio with beautiful views and ama…
Vera
Vera
Very expensive but so romantic and nice!
8. Ipanema

8. Ipanema

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20 local reviews
Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
SublocalityPolitical
Ana Lucia
Quaint looking, beautiful neighborhood offering international food restaurants as well as exotic Asian cuisine…
Claudia
To see the neighborhood where the song The Girl from Ipanema was written.
Patrícia
A charming neighborhood: beautiful people, good shops, where you feel the Bossa-nova atmosphere
8. Ipanema

8. Ipanema

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20 local reviews
Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
Ana Lucia
Ana Lucia
Quaint looking, beautiful neighborhood offering international food restaurants as well as exotic Asian cuisine spots.
Claudia
Claudia
To see the neighborhood where the song The Girl from Ipanema was written.
Patrícia
Patrícia
A charming neighborhood: beautiful people, good shops, where you feel the Bossa-nova atmosphere
9. Leme

9. Leme

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13 local reviews
Leme, Rio de Janeiro
SublocalityPolitical
Yann
The Leme Beach is located next to Copacabana Beach in the Leme neighborhood
Guilherme & Leonardo
One of the most valuable districts of Rio. A nice neighborhood located inserted in the famous Copacabana distr…
Marty
The best-kept secret in Rio! Enter the Ft at the far end of Copa (4R fee) Hike up a safe & shaded path to th…
9. Leme

9. Leme

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13 local reviews
Leme, Rio de Janeiro
Yann
Yann
The Leme Beach is located next to Copacabana Beach in the Leme neighborhood
Guilherme & Leonardo
Guilherme & Leonardo
One of the most valuable districts of Rio. A nice neighborhood located inserted in the famous Copacabana district.
Marty
Marty
The best-kept secret in Rio! Enter the Ft at the far end of Copa (4R fee) Hike up a safe & shaded path to the top for a PHENOMENAL views o…
10. Supermercados Mundial

10. Supermercados Mundial

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4 local reviews
194 Rua Riachuelo, Rio de Janeiro
Open now
(21) 2252-5684
Grocery or supermarketFoodStore
 Murilo
It's the cheapest market nearby, really big, people from other neighborhoods come there, so, try to avoid 17p…
Vivian
Great and cheap supermarket in the neighborhood. Cash or debit card only.
Marcelle & Davog
The biggest and cheapest of the local supermarkets, but with bigger queues also!
10. Supermercados Mundial

10. Supermercados Mundial

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4 local reviews
194 Rua Riachuelo, Rio de Janeiro
Open now
(21) 2252-5684
 Murilo
Murilo
It's the cheapest market nearby, really big, people from other neighborhoods come there, so, try to avoid 17p.m until 20p.m, gets really cro…
Vivian
Vivian
Great and cheap supermarket in the neighborhood. Cash or debit card only.
Marcelle & Davog
Marcelle & Davog
The biggest and cheapest of the local supermarkets, but with bigger queues also!
11. Bar do Mineiro

11. Bar do Mineiro

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21 local reviews
99 Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, Rio de Janeiro
Closed now
(21) 2221-9227
Establishment
Ewa
One of the most famous bars in the neighborhood, specially among tourists.
Don
Iconic Rio bar famous for its feijoada, pastels, and cachaça, set in a rustic, typical neighborhood house.
Leo
Prove uma autentica feijoada carioca com caipirinha, curtindo a vibracao de Santa Teresa, a Lisboa carioca \ T…
11. Bar do Mineiro

11. Bar do Mineiro

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21 local reviews
99 Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, Rio de Janeiro
Closed now
(21) 2221-9227
Ewa
Ewa
One of the most famous bars in the neighborhood, specially among tourists.
Don
Don
Iconic Rio bar famous for its feijoada, pastels, and cachaça, set in a rustic, typical neighborhood house.
Leo
Leo
Prove uma autentica feijoada carioca com caipirinha, curtindo a vibracao de Santa Teresa, a Lisboa carioca \ Taste an authentic feijoada fro…
12. Pedra Bonita

12. Pedra Bonita

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19 local reviews
Pedra Bonita, Rio de Janeiro
Natural feature
Rafaela
The Pedra Bonita trail is located inside of the “Parque nacional da Tijuca”, between Pedra da Gávea and São Co…
Bia
Hang Gliding in Rio de Janeiro happens in Pedra Bonita, a beautiful mountain situated in São Conrado neighborh…
Marcela
You can walk up to Pedra Bonita to see a beautiful view from above. 40 minute walking. It's not that difficult…
12. Pedra Bonita

12. Pedra Bonita

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19 local reviews
Pedra Bonita, Rio de Janeiro
Rafaela
Rafaela
The Pedra Bonita trail is located inside of the “Parque nacional da Tijuca”, between Pedra da Gávea and São Conrado and Barra da Tijuca neig…
Bia
Bia
Hang Gliding in Rio de Janeiro happens in Pedra Bonita, a beautiful mountain situated in São Conrado neighborhood. The landing area is on Pe…
Marcela
Marcela
You can walk up to Pedra Bonita to see a beautiful view from above. 40 minute walking. It's not that difficult. Children manage to get there…