Gávea Shopping Mall (Shopping da Gávea)
After 35 years the Shopping da Gavea still remains among the best and nicest malls in the Marvelous City. There are 220 stores, four theater rooms – Clara Nunes, Das Artes, Dos Quatro, and Vannucci – as well as several bars and restaurants. Nicer than a “typical mall”.
Marquês de São Vicente Street, 52 – Gávea
Tel: 21 2294-1096
Web Site: http://www.shoppingdagavea.com.br
Hours: Monday to Thursday, from 10am until 10pm. Friday and Saturday, the stores open from 12am to 10pm. On Sundays, the stores are opened about 3pm until 9pm and the food court works to 12am until 10pm.
RIOSUL Shopping Mall
First mall to ever be built in Rio de Janeiro, RIOSUL opened its doors on April 28, 1980, and its proximity to the city’s main tourist spots – such as the Pão de Açúcar and Corcovado – soon placed it on the route for those who come to visit Rio. In its eight stories – four of them destined for parking – a selection of 400 stores share the space, which includes a home center with more than 26 decoration stores. Through RIOSUL you can still find coffee shops, candy stores, two food courts filled with several dining options, and a state of the art gym.
Lauro Müller Street, 116 – Botafogo
Tel: + 55 (21) 2122-8070
Web site: http://www.riosul.com.br/en/
Hours: Mondays to Saturdays from 10am to 10pm. On Sundays, the stores are opened about 3pm until 9pm and the food court and movie theaters work to 12am until 10pm.
Directions: – Take the BUS 014 CASTELO close to BAR DO GOMES OR from Largo dos Guimarães (in front of the cinema) take the BUSES 006, 007 or 014 and get off at RUA DO RIACHUELO further down the hill at the first set of traffic lights. Head to your right to take the BUSES 433 or 464 LEBLON. Get off on Avenida Lauro Sodré, in front of RIOSUL Shopping Mall.
Take a TAXI. It takes you about 15 minutes. (Approximately R$15-20)