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Rio de Janeiro Culture And Nightlife

Posted on December 14, 2009 | Fascinating CitiesOne Comment

rio de janeiro culture and historyThe city is culturally very rich as it unites many ethnics into its fold. The diversity has given birth to many forms of dance, music and art. The city contains many museums that will enlighten you about entire Brazil’s architectural inventiveness and the libraries will not fail to introduce with ancient Brazil and Rio de Janeiro’s history. Its National library is Latin Amrica’s biggest library.

Its fine architecture is a fine mix of 16th century buildings as well as the contemporary structures of 20th century. Its fine architecture is a fine mix of 16th century buildings as well as the contemporary structures of 20th century. The music form that connects the masses is samba and daily shows on Carnival-style samba are organized in many venues of the city.  While discussing about Rio’s culture, how could we afford to forget Carnival?  The feast continues for three days and here the dancers come together to perform samba on fine music tunes. It not only provides you fun but also introduce with Brazilian culture.

rio de janeiro carnival

Some of the museums include Carnival Museum, Amsterdam Sauer Museum, and Museum of the Indian, among others. It also contains theaters and Rio Janeiro’s Theatro Municipal is one of the renowned theaters. The place stages classical music, opera and many other music performances. They also celebrate New Year with full swing and to enjoy the last day of year, they come together at Copacabana Beach. Even Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil is regarded as one of the key locations of the city where many plays, exhibitions and music concerts take place. The city possesses greater respect for performing arts and the places where you can take a glimpse of the art contain Maison de France, and Museu Nacional de Belas Artes. The locals are ven passionate about watching films and the city contains many cinema halls Estação and Cinemark, among others. They even watch foreign as well as Brazilian films. As far as its literary works are concerned, the city has many renowned writers and novelists too.

rio de janeiro museums

Rio de Janeiro Nightlife

The locals believe in partying harder and for that they head towards clubs, bars, and discos, among others. They enjoy the nightlife with music that ranges from rock, trance, American hip hop and Brazilian music.

Some of the nightlife spots are:


The bar is frequented by youngsters

Bar Luiz

The bar is mainly frequented by business people.

bar luiz rio de janeiro

The House Bar

In the bar you can hear much lively music.

Waxy’s Rio

It’s a modern Irish bar


This is also an Irish bar where you can get best of the drinks.

Casa da Matriz

It is renowned for the Brazilian dances


The club is frequented by locals and you will be able to hear American hip-hop as well as Brazilian music.


The lounge is frequented by youngsters and plays Brazilian and hip-hop music.

The Restaurants

Carême Bistró

The place that is constructed in a French manner only serves dinner and not lunch and it is style


It is one of the sophisticated restaurants of the city and the rooms are lavish.


If you want to taste great Brazilian cuisine than simply move towards this restaurant.


The menu list mainly contains French cuisine with Brazilian influence.

Bar do Arnaudo

The place mainly serves northeast Brazil and it also contains a small bar.

Pizzaria Guanabara

If you want to taste pizzas than this is the best restaurant.

pizzaria guanabara rio

Via Sete Grill

The restaurant provides a best service and mainly frequented by local working group.

Zazá Bistrô

Here you will be able to taste a blend of North Africa, Latin America and South-East Asia.

Casa da Feijoada

Famous for serving Brazil’s national dish namely the feijoada, it offers other Brazilian cuisines too.

Mr Ôpi

Frequented by the city’s working class, it offers food of gourmet.


Provides Portuguese cuisine

Papa Fina

Want to eat home –made food than this is the best place.


Famous for providing sea food.

Bacalhau do Rei

It offers finest codfish.

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