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There's not much to see in these neighbourhoods. But without doubt, they offer you the wonderful opportunity to visit two of the symbols of Rio: Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain.
In Botafogo, the Museu do Índio is worth a visit. It offers a fascinating look at the indigenous population, focusing on their tribal culture, rituals and daily life.
And Flamengo is home to the Catete Palace, which now houses the Museu da República.
Their beaches are also worth checking out, although they used to be better. In addition, their location near Guanabara Bay and the land that Botafogo reclaimed from the sea during the 1920s means that the coastal waters are not very suitable for bathing. They are choppy and the water tends to be less clear than that of their neighbour, Copacabana Beach, but they offer beautiful scenery.
A landscape framed by lush trees, beaches of fine white sand, boats that plough through the waters and, of course, that photo: Sugarloaf Mountain and the Morro de Urca, the image that most people are looking for, especially when the sun begins to set.
This area is favoured by the vast majority of cariocas who want to get away from the bustling beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema to practise sports. Volleyball, football and footvolley are just some of the sports that can be enjoyed in this part of the bay. We recommend that you hire a bike and take a tour of the Botafogo promenade. It's a wonderful experience.
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