The Guide to Rio’s Centro: Afternoon and Evening Edition

From where to go for a tasty Brazilian snack (one great option is Café do Bom Cachaça da Boa) to the hottest nightlife spot (think Espaço Acústica), today’s featured article offers up some great tips and suggestions for exploring Rio’s Centro in the afternoon and evening:

TIPS FOR VISITING RIO’S CENTRO IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING

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ArtRio’s CIGA Festival Open Monday and Tuesday

September 24th and 25th, the ‘Circuito Integrado de Galerias de Arte’ (Integrated Circuit of Art Galleries) or CIGA will be open, with the goal of bringing visual arts and people together. Rio’s art galleries–large and small–as well as well-known museums and cultural centers will open their doors, offering special and previously unpublished exhibitions:

ARTRIO’S CIGA FESTIVAL OPENS DOORS MONDAY AND TUESDAY

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Taste the World in a Day

Today’s featured article shares the story of Mercado de Produtores Uptown (the Uptown Farmers Market),Rio de Janeiro’s first market-food hall.  The market is inspired by Rio’s tradition of food markets and born of a new trend toward charming food stalls.  Read on for more about the wide range of artisanal international foods offered at Mercado de Produtores, and how you too can experience “this gathering of diverse food.”

MERCADO DE PRODUTORES UPTOWN: SHELTER FROM THE STORM

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A Must, If You Love Wild Swimming

Situated in Jalapão State Park, a short flight from Rio, Cachoeira do Formiga (or “Ant Waterfall”) is a shoe-in for your bucket list.  A bright turquoise swimming hole with water so clear that you can see the grains of white sand at the bottom.  But be forewarned: This pool is so beautiful that your social media followers might accuse you of Photoshopping any photos you share of yourself here!

A CRYSTAL CLEAR SWIMMING HOLE IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS BRAZILIAN DESERT

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Remembering Anthony Bourdain’s Favorite Rio Spots

We celebrate the legacy that was Anthony Bourdain and our hearts go out to his family and loved ones.  Rio had a special place in Bourdain’s heart.  So we thought a great way to celebrate the spirit of this writer, presenter, and chef would be to share this article featuring his favorite places to visit while in the Marvelous City:

VISITING ANTHONY BOURDAIN’S FAVORITE PLACES IN RIO DE JANEIRO

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Somewhere Between a Pub, a Bar, a Café…and a Restaurant

Today’s featured post aims to narrow down the best that Rio has to offer in terms of “the humble boteco“.  Described as being a blend of a pub, bar, café, and restaurant, the boteco is the perfect spot for anyone seeking to connect with friends over hearty food, while avoiding the flashiness and noise of a bar and nightclub.  Read on for a list of the five best botecos in Rio’s Zona Sul:

FINDING THE FIVE BEST BOTECOS IN RIO DE JANEIRO’S ZONA SUL

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