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Avenida Atlantica

| Leme, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-001, Brazil (Copacabana)
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Ranked #36 of 489 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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... more » 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. « less
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Miami, Florida
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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
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Just walk from Leme to the end of copacabana beach and you'll see how beautifil and charming it is.All along the avenue you'll see many kiosks selling from food to souvenirs. At night, there's a flee market near the Globo Kiosk with souvenirs, clothes, hats and other things related to the beach and Rio de Janeiro. If you're staying at... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Avenida Atlântica, or Calçadão, is a very pleasant place to stroll along in a nice walk at your will. It has around 5 km/3 mi, long on the sea front. There is a variety of beach bars and a lot of people selling all sorts of souvenirs (however, they are quite polite). If you enjoy walking, then, in the end... More

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