Spending Time in Niterói, Rio’s Little Sister City

Just across the Guanabara Bay, Niterói offers way more than a stunning view to Corcovado and the Sugar Loaf, including an eventful student's nightlife, trails explored by Charles Darwin and a traditional "roda de samba" in a former slave's refuge.

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cariocas would never admit it, but the city of Niterói has a lot going on when it comes to culture and entertainment. Situated on the other side of the Guanabara Bay, Rio's neighbor city is undoubtedly worth the visit.

Only twenty minutes away from Rio through a beautiful catamaran ferry trip, Niterói is an eventful destination that will certainly make you want to go back.

Little people know it, but

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