Across the Guanabara Bay lies Niterói, a little magical haven just 30 minutes away from Rio de Janeiro featuring stunning views of the city, secluded tropical beaches and being home to some of Niemeyer’s (a renown Brazilian architect) greatest structures.
The most intriguing way to appreciate Niemeyer’s work is walking along “Caminho Niemeyer” (Niemeyer pathway) starting in the center of town in Aterro da Praia Grande until southern neighborhood of town called Charitas, its 11 km’s of unique architectural masterpieces.

Niterói also has Rio’s most historical building the Fortress of Santa Cruz from 16th century that played an important role in the Brazilian history. But if you’re looking for a place to admire the stunning views whilst having a meal head to Icaraí, São Francisco or Charitas, considered to be the trendy neighborhoods with the best restaurants and nightlife.

Other unique attractions in Niteroí are:
1. Museu do Ingá
2. Parque da Cidade
3. Mercado São Pedro
4. Praia de Itacoatiara e Seu Antonio
5. Orla de São de Francisco
6. Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MAC)