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Avenida Atlantica

| Leme, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-001, Brazil (Copacabana)
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Ranked #34 of 469 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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Chandler, Arizona, United States
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This ‘seaside avenue’ stretches along the same 4km distance as Copacabana Beach including Leme. A plethora of alfresco restaurants along the pavement areas have some shady coverings so you can people watch while you eat. It’s easy to appreciate how this famous Ave. is one of the top spots in Rio. A never-ending backdrop of apartment blocks is home to... More

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Campinas, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

If you go to Rio, you MUST visit Copacabana and its main avenue, Atlantica. Its famous wave-format sidewalk, people from all over the world, beautiful hotels like Copacabana Palace....you have plenty of reasons to spend quite some time there. The beach is kind of crowded, but it's still clean and fun. Enjoy!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

A walk at Copacabana Beach is a must do, have a seat and relax, drink a coconut water and watch people passing by.

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Houston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

First of all, I must confess that I visited Rio in late June which is their winter. I was there on 2 weekends and the beaches were almost empty. Perhaps the demonstrations & protests, and the ConFederations Futbol games had something to do too. The Avenida is very wide and very clean. There were several bars and restaurants along the... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Plan a sunday on Copacabana as one lane of the main road is for allocated for pedestrians, cyclist etc. More cities should give follow up to allocates roads for outdoor sporting activities.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is the beach road and a walk down here is enjoyable as one can stare at the hotels/ restaurants on the one side and lovely beach on the other. All buses ply on this route and the wavy tiles on the platform give it a classy look

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