The Five Best Cultural Attractions in Rio’s Zona Norte

Zona Norte is the industrial as well as middle-class center of Rio, and is also home to some of the Rio’s greatest cultural attractions.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Zona Norte (North Zone) in Rio de Janeiro is often overlooked by the guidebooks, and many tourists come and go without even knowing that it exists. Yet it plays a vital part in how the city functions, being the industrial as well as middle-class center of the city, and is also home to some of the Rio’s greatest cultural attractions.

Here are five of the best that are well worth checking out.

Museu de Astronomia e Ciencias Afins (Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences aka MAST)
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