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Johnny Harden Mar 31, 2020 10:07 PM

One of the most beautiful coastal cities in the world: stunning Rio de Janeiro !!!
All the following pictures are from the thread "Rio Hotéis e Capital Turística by Raul Lopes" available on the brazilian forums in SSC.

Rio de Janeiro is Brazil´s second largest city and it´s famous all over the world. It has been Brazil´s capital city until 1960 and though not so modern and wealthy as São Paulo, it has managed to modernize itself in the last decade through major international events like hosting the FIFA World Cup and Summer Olympic Games. Its beautiful beaches, nice hotels, sunny weather and good restaurants and overall a joyful atmosphere attracts visitors from all over the world every year.

I´ll start with Barra da Tijuca, the city´s most modern area, with lots of canals and lagoons and a beautiful beach, modern hotels, nice houses and condos, and fancy malls. It´s the city´s most modern area.


The Grand Hyatt Hotel

One of Rio´s 2 Hilton Hotels.

The beautiful beach

The 2 new Marriott hotels close to the Olympic Park.

Love Mercedes

And others

Village Mall, a very modern and luxurious mall in Barra da Tijuca

The former Trump Rio Hotel. Very stylish.

Barra da Tijuca is very modern and well planned. I love it.



Modern apartment buildings and hotels on the coastline

Beautiful houses too

And the great beach

And lagoons

Johnny Harden Apr 1, 2020 8:15 PM

More of Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro

A modern apartment building in front of the beach

The brand new Sofitel Hotel. It´s almost a resort given the sheer size of it.

The massive Olympic Park

Another very big shopping mall: Barra Shopping

Fancy apartment buildings close to the beach in Barra da Tijuca. This specific one is a giant complex of several towers with large condos and a golf course among them.

Audi dealer

A beautiful coastal highway not very far from Barra da Tijuca

Johnny Harden Apr 1, 2020 9:34 PM

A penthouse condo with views to the Olympic Park

The modern and great Windsor hotel

Another condominium of residential towers


More of the Olympic Golf Course

Johnny Harden Apr 1, 2020 11:24 PM

The business district of Rio de Janeiro

Johnny Harden Apr 1, 2020 11:24 PM

Rio de Janeiro looks really stunning!!!

In 2019 Brazil was the fourth largest country to receive more FDI ( Foreign Direct Investment) in the whole world. More than 78,5 billion US dollars were invested in the country from abroad. In 2017 Brazil was the third, only behind China and US.

Not bad for the eight largest economy in the world in purchasing power parity.

Johnny Harden Apr 2, 2020 12:57 AM

More of Rio de Janeiro business district.

Very nice.

This museum is by Santiago Calatrava. It´s beautiful.

There are some really interesting old public buildings in the area.

This one is a library. A public one. One of the largest in the world. Love the modern tram. The same used in Dubai, imported from France.

This is another very classy one. Very well kept.

The opera house is really beautiful. Inspired by the one in Paris.

I love this other one. It´s the National Museum of Beaux Arts. It has such a western/european character to it. Brazil is definetely a western country. Above Brazil in the western world, there´s only US and Germany.


This palace is beautiful.

Johnny Harden Apr 2, 2020 1:15 AM

This is another gorgeous public building in downtown Rio. Amazing.


The modern and old. Love it.

One of the world´s largest bridges over the ocean


Sailing with business district in the background

Wide avenues and lots of green

Some modern stuff

Johnny Harden Apr 2, 2020 2:41 AM

This is another old public building in downtown Rio de Janeiro. Very well preserved.

More of Rio de Janeiro business area

Johnny Harden Apr 2, 2020 3:26 AM

Some more Rio business area

Johnny Harden Apr 2, 2020 5:22 PM

Another beautiful public library in downtown Rio de Janeiro.

And other well preserved old buildings.

More modern buildings.

The new tram.

This office tower was designed by Norman Foster.

Another beautiful historic building.

Johnny Harden Apr 2, 2020 5:38 PM

Driving in style

More of Rio de Janeiro business area

Johnny Harden Apr 2, 2020 5:52 PM

Love the mix of old and new in Rio de Janeiro

Johnny Harden Apr 2, 2020 7:08 PM

More of Rio de Janeiro business area

Johnny Harden Apr 2, 2020 9:38 PM

Joatinga is an upper class suburb close to Barra da Tijuca. It´s residential only and it has a small secluded beach.

There´s also a beautiful double deck highway with views to the ocean

And a private club

And beautiful houses

The whole place is gorgeous

Johnny Harden Apr 3, 2020 1:32 AM

São Conrado is a mostly residential neighbourhood next to Joatinga and Barra da Tijuca. Very green, with hills and a gorgeous beach.

There are some modern apartment buildings in the coastline.

Beautiful views

And beautiful houses

There´s also a modern Sheraton Hotel.

And a gorgeous Meliá Hotel too.

And a private golf club

Johnny Harden Apr 3, 2020 9:06 PM

Lagoa is another beautiful neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro.

The Jockey Club

A beautiful restored palace

Johnny Harden Apr 3, 2020 9:23 PM


Johnny Harden Apr 3, 2020 10:48 PM

Leblon is a beachside mixed use area, both commercial and residential, close to Lagoa and Ipanema Beach.

Johnny Harden Apr 4, 2020 9:10 PM

Ipanema is, like Leblon, a mixed use neighbourhood with a gorgeous beach and close to Lagoa and Copacabana.

It has some fancy apartment buildings.

Some fine stores

A beautiful coast line

Between the ocean and a lake

A beautiful beach

Some nice hotels like the Fasano
The Sofitel

And others

Johnny Harden Apr 5, 2020 1:06 AM


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