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Tag: Morro da Urca

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Saturday, September 29th, the ‘Pipoca Festival’ (Popcorn Festival) will come to Rio’s spectacular ‘Morro da Urca’ (Urca Hill) for a celebration of all things sustainable and Brazilian, with a...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Celebrating the World Environment Day (Dia Mundial do Meio Ambiente) on June 5th, Pão de Açucar (The Sugarloaf) is promoting variety of free activities from 10:30 AM to 5PM. In...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After the year of Rio’s 450th anniversary had been rang in at Reveillon (New Year's) with a flaming character during the fireworks, the next attraction is already up and running....
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While the famous Réveillion celebrations are expected to draw millions of partygoers to the Copacabana shoreline on New Year's Eve, many additional celebrations in and around Rio will help...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Confederations Cup finally began last Saturday, June 15th after months of preparation with a vivacious game between Brazil and Japan, which ended with a 3-0 win for the Seleção...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Secretary of State for the Environment (SEA), the State Environmental Institute and the Chico Mendes Institute signed the Termo de Ajustamento de Conduta (TAC) last Tuesday, July 24th,...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Last month, Brazilian rock band, Os Paralamas do Sucesso, played a sell out show at one of Rio’s most spectacular venues on top the Morro da Urca. The band...
By Clarissa Butelli, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Urca is known by most tourists as the point of departure for the world-famous cable cars, leading up to the Sugarloaf Mountain. What many don't know is that if things...
By Hakan Almerfors, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - One of the greatest attributes of Rio de Janeiro is how it is embedded in rain forest, thick green carpet covering the dramatic hills. It is both pleasing to the eye...

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