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Avenida Atlantica

Address: | Leme, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-001, Brazil (Copacabana)
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Ranked #34 of 329 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Avenida Atlantica, with the iconic wavy sidewalk mosaic of Roberto Burle Marx, is ideal for strolling along Copacabana Beach. It is lined with beachside kiosks offering refreshments such as a chilled coconut, and at the far end is a quaint area where fishermen bring their fresh catch ashore.

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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This road runs next to the famous Copacabana beach and, in addition to busy traffic, has a wide prom between the road and the beach. Along the prom there are several kiosks, where you can buy all kind of beverage and food. The kiosks don't look like much, but the kitchens are below the ground, so they can deliver proper... More

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It is indeed one great Avenue to stroll along, to run, to skate, to have a beer, to go clubing, to sun bath, to...many more things. It is the heart of this side of town and id one feels to do sports, there is only to chose from the different beachgyms, or to wear a pair of sneakers and just... More

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Miami, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The little bars are really too expensive and not the friendliest part of the city. On weekends its nice to see families riding bikes as the street is closed to traffic. It's nice but the beach is much better. The area can be a little sketchy at night.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Food is mostly great and reasonably priced considering the area. Great for people watching, jogging, biking, sand sports and food! I will be making another trip!

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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

It's a great hike and excellent for people watching. There many places stop for a drink or a snack along the way.

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Braga, Portugal
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

It's an amazing avenue, known as the calçadão, you can easily stroll through it, it has lots of little bars and the beach is right the next to you.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Though the avenue and the boardwalk are attractive on their own, they become exceptional on Sundays and public holidays when extra lanes are added and the traffic is deviated. Do rent a bike to ride it or take your roller-blades with you. It is an inviting site to do sports while surrounded by natural beauty.

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San Francisco, California
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I'm a seasoned traveler to Brazil and this was my 16th trip. I speak Portuguese and know my way around. I always liked Copacabana with all the hustle and bustle and the beach is good...though Ipanema is better. But be careful. We've all heard about crime in Brazil, I thought that I had street smarts but I stayed too late... More

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Chandler, Arizona, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

They close half of the street giving everyone 3 extra lanes of biking, skating, rollerblading, and great people watching. Watch the Tapioca vendors mix up a treat, the paid bathrooms are very clean, and for the best view of Copa, have lunch at the Sky Bar on the 30th floor of the the Rio Othlon Hotel.

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Rome, Italy
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Avenida Atlantica is perhaps one of the most intriguing and funny walk of the World, 4 Kilometers of randomly dressed people drinking capirinha or coconut water, playing beach-volley or soccer on the beach, the perfect walk for a 100% immersion into the Brazilian culture of entertainment.

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