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Barra da Tijuca
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Owner description: Barra da Tijuca is a neighborhood or bairro in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, located in the western portion of the city on the Atlantic Ocean. Barra is well known for its beaches, its many lakes and rivers, and its lifestyle.
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Why any visitor to Rio would want to go out to Barra da Tijuca is beyond me. OK the beaches are fine, but it is a long way from Rio and you need a car once you are there. It has shopping malls and lots of chain, themed restaurants, but it is not Rio. It has no character, no soul and should be avoided at all costs. Barra grew out of necessity, there was no more room in Rio so they started to build in the swamp. People who live out there, swear by it, they have no choice, they paid good money to live in concrete tower blocks, a long way from their place of work, down town Rio and are the only ones that promote the area. If you don't believe me, give it a try!

5  Thank Chris D
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Lots of buildings, malls and nice beaches. It is kind of the Miami of Rio, but without cool places like Corral Gables or the charm of Fort Lauderdale with its canals.

1  Thank AlderleyEdgeTiger007
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Barra is New Jersey of Rio. Designed mostly for cars, is hard to walk around. The beach is good but not charming. Even the biggest mall Barra Shopping is a mess in the weekends.

3  Thank Gustavo L
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

Barra da Tijuca as neighbourhood is nothing special itself, but the beach is very nice. It's very long with nice white sand and often clearer water that in Ipanema or Copacabana.

Thank tarulaki
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Barra / Recreio- New region, all in bustling development, with lots of shoppings, restaurants, but everything well spread appart, so a car is a must

Thank Luibar
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