One of the most famous beaches of Rio, Copacabana stretches from Morro de, leme hill to the north-east to Aproador rocks in the south-west. Year-round resort, best known for celebrating New Year's Eve. Before the construction of the tunnel connecting the area with Botafogo in 1982, Copacabana was untouched bay with picturesque dunes. At the time of construction in the Copacabana Palace was more than 30,000 residents. Today it is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.
Area: Leme, Urca, Copacabana
Author: Roberto Burle Marx
How to get there:
Closest station: Cardeal Arcoverde LL1