Niterói: A Different Kind of Marvelous

By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Growing businesses, beautiful beaches and affordable housing have many home-buyers taking a closer look at Niterói, the city across the bay. Accessible from Rio via the Rio-Niteroi bridge and two ferry services, Niterói is perhaps best known for its iconic landmark, the Museu de Arte Contemporânea (The Contemporary Art Museum).

Yet a deeper look reveals that it is a sprawling city of its own with almost 500,000 inhabitants. Divided into five main regions that contain a total of 48 different neighborhoods, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?