How to Spend a Morning Exploring Rio’s City Center

Though there is much to explore, it is recommended to walk around the city center on business days, and not in the evenings, weekends, or on public holidays, when the streets become empty and can be unsafe.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Often skipped by visitors in favor of the beach-side neighborhoods of Copacabana and Ipanema or the nightlife hotspots of Lapa and Botafogo, Rio’s city center is the oldest and most culturally rich district of the city. So while the weather is relatively cool in the Cidade Maravilhosa, here are a few suggestions on how to spend a great morning exploring the city center.

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