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Ipanema City Center

Rua Visconde de Piraja, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Lagoa)
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Ranked #20 of 53 Shopping in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Shops, Shopping
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Melbourne, Australia
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155 reviews 155 reviews
86 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Aimed at the local area, being more affluent the prices are higher than other areas and you are unlikely to find a bargin. There are more designer level shops than other high streets and still a scattering of the cheeper chain stores. Worth a walk around if you have plenty of time in Rio, as there are some specialty shops... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Lots of shops here but the prices are very high compared to UK prices and nothing special. The t-shirts were designer prices in normal shops. Better to goto saara for similar quality at a third of the price.

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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews 102 reviews
53 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

My daughter and I hit a few of the clothes stores in Ipanema. Lots to choose from and plenty of ways to spend money.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Shopping is not earth shattering and in my case very difficult due to the almost total lack of english speaking people - notwithstanding, very interesting

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Montreal, Canada
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125 reviews 125 reviews
42 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

Ipanema is acwell known beach in Rio. Do you know the song Girl from Ipanema? The beach is beautiful, good restaurants and if you are thirsty ....... Have a juice in one of several juice bars. Try the Acerola, or the pineaple with mint or the sweet fruta do conde. The Acai has a lot of anti-oxidants. Nice boutiques and... More 

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North Lakes, Queensland Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Want to relax...this is the place to be. We had 10 days of relaxation here, strolling along the beach and all it has to offer. Sundays take a wander to the hippy markets where you can spend a whole day there. Or have some lunch at the many wonderful places to dine. At least one day the Ipanema hotel (... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

We were quite concerned about safety walking around Ipanema, but thankfully there was no need - just make sure you aren't screaming TOURIST and you'll be fine. Lots of little shops & restaurants to wander around, plus street vendors flogging cheap (and quite good) designer sunglasses and watches. We ate in a fantastic churrascaria nearby - recommended if you like... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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278 reviews 278 reviews
156 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

This is certainly one of the prettiest beaches in Rio, very clean. They have many food and drink vendors, beach rentals, street artists and some incredible views as well as water and beach sports.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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77 reviews 77 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

There are many shopping malls in Rio but Street shopping is still a pleasure in Rio, especially in Ipanema. Dozens and dozens of small business, shopping arcades and street shops stretched for approximately 3 kilometers. Good deals, despite of the “crazy” exchange rate in Brazil.

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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

If you want to go shopping and do not fancy going to one of the shopping malls (like Shopping Leblon, Rio Sul or Barra Shopping) going to the center of Ipanema is a good choice. Here you'll find lost of shops from relatively cheap to most expensive brands (like Louis Vuitton etc). There are lots of restaurants and cafés here... More 

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