Nilopolis is within easy reach of a range of colorful Rio de Janeiro’s more popular attractions. Among the places not to miss are the fascinating Pedra Branca State Park and the fantastic RioCentro Convention Center. Two other popular spots you’ll find within a short distance of Nilopolis are the Rock in Rio and the Bosque da Barra Park.
Nilopolis has a number of cultural attractions within easy reach that make great places to visit. Explore, admire and become intrigued in the various museums which include the Museum of Image and Sound, the Museu Internacional de Arte Naif and the H. Stern Museum. To experience Rio de Janeiro’s vibrant arts scene, book a show at one of the acclaimed performing arts institutes such as the Platforma Theatre.
If you are into nature, go and check out some of the nearby green spaces. These are good spots to relax and unwind. Breathe in the fresh air, chat with the fishermen and catch some sunshine at nearby Leblon Beach, Abrico Beach and Grumari Beach. Read a book or newspaper in one of the parks and gardens, which include the Aterro do Flamengo Park, Guinle Park and Ruins Park. Explore the local wilderness by heading to the Dois Irmaos Hill, the Chico Mendes Municipal Park and the Prainha Municipal Natural Park.
Rio de Janeiro has many interesting sights including the Pedra da Gavea, Pedra Bonita and the Sao Bento Monastery. Travellers with a passion for religious history shouldn’t miss the Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro, the Church of Our Lady of the Glory of the Outeiro and Candelaria Church.
A pleasant way to get some exercise and fresh air is to book a round at one of the area’s excellent golf links such as the Itanhanga Golf Club and the Gavea Golf and Country Club.
If you are ready to indulge in some retail therapy, explore the many stores at Shopping Leblon, Shopping Tijuca and the Rio Design Leblon.
Come see Rio de Janeiro favourites, the Flamengo Basketball, do battle in the nearby HSBC Arena. Look like a local and pull on the white, red and black, the colors of the Flamengo Basketball.
After enjoying Nilopolis, stay the night at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. The Arena Copacabana Hotel, the Windsor Excelsior Hotel and the Windsor Martinique Hotel are just three of the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.