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Foreign Exchange and Currency
The currency used in Brazil is called Real (R$) and the foreign
exchange rate is published daily in the newspapers and other
specialized sites. Foreign exchange can be handled in banks,
travel agencies and authorized hotels. International credit cards
are accepted at virtually everywhere, including hotels,
restaurants, stores, travel agencies, car rental companies and
businesses that render services to tourists. The Brazilian Central
has a very informative site in English that is worthwhile taking a
look (http://www.bcb.gov.br/?english). There is a list of some
places where you can exchange your money below.
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Lyg Tur Câmbio e Turismo: Av. Ataulfo de Paiva,
566 Sobreloja 202/203 – Leblon – Rio de Janeiro (21)
2515 – 9927
Bertha Tour Turismo e Exchange: Rua Xavier da
Silveira, 22 Loja B – Copacabana – Rio de Janeiro (21)
2504 – 4052
Moreira Câmbio e Turismo: Rua Gustavo Sampaio,
831 Loja A – Leme – Rio de Janeiro (21) 2275 – 2796
1ipanema 4 Travel: Rua Prudente de Morais, 167
Loja C – Ipanema – Rio de Janeiro (21) 3813 – 2879
Mtur: Rua Dias da Cruz, 215 Loja 102 – Méier – Rio de
Janeiro (21) 2269 – 9248
Cittatur: Av. das Américas, 700 Loja 103 E/F – Barra
da Tijuca – Rio de Janeiro (21) 3152 – 9761
AGB Corretora de Câmbio: Rua Candelária, 79 –
Centro – Rio de Janeiro (21) 2263 – 2318
4 Cantos Câmbio e Turismo: Rua Otávio Carneiro
143 – Icaraí – Niterói (21) 2722 – 6869

Rio de Janeiro Hospitals and Clinics
Rio de Janeiro has a number of internationally respected
hospitals, clinics and doctors, but treatment is expensive so
visitors are strongly advised to take out medical trip insurance
before traveling to Brazil. In case you have a medical emergency
in Rio though, try to reach a hospital or clinic close in the
neighborhood or district where you are located. See below a list
of the main hospitals and clinics in Rio, as well as their address
information.
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Casa de Saúde Santa Lúcia – Private Hospital
located at Botafogo, Rua Capitão Salomão, 27 –
Botafogo – Rio de Janeiro (21) 2527 – 4000
Clínica São Vicente – Private Hospital located at
Gávea, Rua João Borges, 204 – Gávez – Rio de
Janeiro (21) 2529 – 4422
Hospital Clínicas Ipanema – Private Emergency
Hospital in Ipanema, Rua Farme de Amoedo, 86 –
Ipanema - Rio de Janeiro (21) 2523 – 2099
Hospital Copa D’or – Private Hospital in
Copacabana – Emergency & Clinic, Rua Figueiredo
Magalhães, 875 – Copacabana – Rio de Janeiro (21)
2545 – 3600

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Hospital Miguel Couto – Public Emergency
Hospital, Rua Mário Ribeiro, 117 – Leblon – Rio de
Janeiro (21) 2274 – 6050 / 2274 – 5702
Barra D’Or – Private Emergency Hospital in Barra da
Tijuca, Av. Ayrton Senna, 2541 – Barra da Tijuca – Rio
de Janeiro (21 )2430 – 3600
Hospital Universitário Antônio Pedro – Public
Hospital in Niterói, Rua Marquês de Paraná – Niterói
(21) 2629 - 9145

USEFUL TIPS
We selected a wide range of information that will be useful during
your stay in Rio, including security and entertainment advices.

Being Safe
Supermarkets
In order to make your life here more practical and less
expensive, we made a list with the supermarkets with the best
prices, organized by districts.
Barra da Tijuca:
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Guanabara: Av. das Américas, 3.501 – Barra da
Tijuca – Rio de Janeiro
Mundial: Largo da Barrinha, 96 – Barra da Tijuca –
Rio de Janeiro
Supermercados Pão de Açúcar: Av. das
Américas, 2000 – Barra da Tijuca – Rio de Janeiro

Zona Sul (South Zone):
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Prezunic Supermercado: Rua General Polidoro,
260 – Botafogo – Rio de Janeiro
Sendas : Rua José Linhares, 245 – Leblon– Rio de
Janeiro
Supermarket: Avenida Niemeyer, 756 - São
Conrado – Rio de Janeiro
Supermercado Mundial: Rua Voluntários da Pátria,
71 - Botafogo– Rio de Janeiro
Supermercados Pão de Açúcar:
Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 213 – Botafogo –
Rio de Janeiro
Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 493–
Copacabana– Rio de Janeiro
Rua Jardim Botânico, 680 – Jardim
Botânico– Rio de Janeiro
Rua José Linhares, 256 – Leblon– Rio de
Janeiro
Supermercado Princesa: Rua Bolivar, 38 lj B –
Copacabana – Rio de Janeiro

Niterói:
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Guanabara: Rua Marquês de Paraná, 100 – Centro –
Niterói
Supermercado Real: Rua Cel. Moreira César, 106 –
Icaraí – Niterói

Like any other big city in the world, you have to be careful when
walking through the city:
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Do not open your wallet in the street;
Be careful when withdrawing money; avoid using cash
machines outside banks and shopping malls;
Avoid specific places to walk around, especially at night
and without locals. This applies to areas near favelas
(slums), for instance;
Do not walk with valuables showing;
Avoid carrying your original passport, a copy is enough;
Exchange your money for local currency (Real);
Do not take valuable objects to the beach and keep your
belongings in sight.

The DEAT – Delegacia Especial de Apoio ao Turismo (Special
Office of Tourism Support) and BPTur are services that provide
support to foreigners here in Rio de Janeiro. Most of DEAT
servers are bilingual.
BPTur:
Rua Figueiredo Magalhães, 550 - Copacabana
(21) 2332 - 7932
DEAT:
Av. Afrânio de Melo Franco, 159 – Leblon
(21) 2332 - 2924 / 2332 – 2885
[email protected]

Long Distance Dialing from Brazil
Interurban and International calls from Rio de Janeiro are known
according to DDD (Discagem Direta à Distância) and DDI
(Discagem Direta Internacional) codes. To make a call, you must
use the telephone operating company’s number before the
country or city code desired. The following examples help to
illustrate this:
Interurban calls (DDD): 0 + Long Distance Carrier’s Code + code
of the city you wish to call + telephone number
International calls (DDI): 00 + Long Distance Carrier’s Code +
Country code + City code + telephone number

Entertainment
Rio Shopping Centers
Rio de Janeiro has several good shopping malls options, here is
a list of the main Shopping Centers in Rio, organized by districts.

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Zona Sul (South Zone):
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Rio Sul Shopping Center: Rua Lauro Muller, 116 –
Botafogo – Rio de Janeiro
Shopping Leblon: Av. Afrânio de Mello Franco, 290 –
Leblon – Rio de Janeiro
Rio Design Leblon: Av. Ataulfo de Paiva, 270 – Leblon –
Rio de Janeiro
São Conrado Fashion Mall: Estrada da Gávea, 899 –
São Conrado – Rio de Janeiro
Shopping da Gávea: Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 52 –
Gávea – Rio de Janeiro
Rio Plaza Shopping: Rua General Severiano, 97 –
Botafogo – Rio de Janeiro

Bars and Pubs:
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Barra da Tijuca:

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Barra Shopping: Av. das Américas, 4666 – Barra da
Tijuca – Rio de Janeiro
Downtown: Av. das Américas, 500 – Barra da Tijuca – Rio
de Janeiro
Barra Garden: Av. das Américas, 3255 – Barra da Tijuca
– Rio de Janeiro
Rio Design Barra: Av. das Américas, 7777 – Barra da
Tijuca – Rio de Janeiro

Niterói:
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Plaza Shopping Niterói: Rua XV de Novembro, 8 –
Centro – Niterói

Fosfobox: Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 loja 22ª –
Copacabana – Rio de Janeiro
Melt: Rua Rita Ludolf, 47 – Leblon– Rio de Janeiro
Nuth: Av. Armando Lombardi, 999 – Barra da Tijuca – Rio
de Janeiro
Zax Club: Av. Armando Lombardi, 483 – Barra da Tijuca –
Rio de Janeiro

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Nightlife

399 Bar: Av. Olegário Maciel, 231 – Barra da Tijuca – Rio
de Janeiro
Academia da Cachaça: Rua Conde Bernadotte, 26 –
Leblon – Rio de Janeiro
Banana Jack: Praça General Osório, 06 – Ipanema – Rio
de Janeiro
Bar da Praia: Rua João Lira, 5 – Leblon – Rio de Janeiro
Bar Urca: Rua Cândido Gaffrée, 205 – Urca – Rio de
Janeiro
Barzin: Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 75 – Ipanema – Rio de
Janeiro
B.g Bar: Praça Santos Dumont, 126 lj B – Gávea – Rio de
Janeiro
Big Ben Pub: R. Muniz Barreto, 374 - Botafogo - Rio de
Janeiro
Bla Blá -Republique de la plage: Av. Érico Verissímo,
843 – Barra da Tijuca – Rio de Janeiro
Bukowski: Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Rio de
Janeiro
Cobal do Humaitá: Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 446 –
Botafogo – Rio de Janeiro
Lord Jim’s Pub: Rua Paul Redfern, 44 – Leblon – Rio de
Janeiro
Itahy: Av. Ataulfo de Paiva, 1060 – Leblon – Rio de Janeiro
Seu bar: Av. Olegário Maciel, 175 – Barra da Tijuca – Rio
de Janeiro
Shenanigans – Irish Pub: Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 112 –
Ipanema – Rio de Janeiro

Lapa:
Rio’s nightlife has so much to offer and to keep you busy at night.
Nightclubs:
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00 (Zero Zero): Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240 – Gávea –
Rio de Janeiro
021: Av. Armando Lombardi, 583 – Barra da Tijuca – Rio
de Janeiro
Café del Mar: Av. Atlântica, 1910 – Copacabana – Rio de
Janeiro
Casa da Matriz: Rua Henrique de Novaes,107 – Botafogo
– Rio de Janeiro
Club Praia: Av. Borges de Medeiros, 1426 – Lagoa – Rio
de Janeiro
Club Six: Rua das Marrecas , 38 – Lapa – Rio de Janeiro

Beaches
Zona Sul (South Zone)
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Praia do Arpoador: The rocks of Arpoador are one of the
most beautiful spots to watch the sunset and the sea.
Praia Copacabana/Leme: The most famous, diverse and
democratic beach of Rio.
Praia do Flamengo: Here is where pick-up soccer takes
place. Local teams play all day and all night in front of the
iconic hump of Pão de Açúcar.
Praia Ipanema/Leblon: “Coquierão”, surrounding “Posto
9”, is the place for artists, hipsters, and beautiful folk in
general. Meanwhile, the surroundings of “Posto 10” is more
likely a family place
Praia do Joá (Joatinga): Discover a secret hideaway!
That’s an exquisite and out-of-the-way little beach.

Barra da Tijuca
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Praia do Pepê: Located at the beginning of Praia da
Barra, that’s where you can surf, windsurf, and kitesurf on
the waves or play volleyball, soccer.
Praia do Grumari/Prainha: That’s the place to who
wants to get away and rest.

Niterói
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Praia de Itacoatiara: Located in Região Oceânica of
Niterói, it’s Niterói’s youth favorite beach, where several surf
championships take place.
Praia de Camboinhas: One of the most beautiful
beaches of Niterói, also located in Região Oceânica. There
are great “quiosques” that offer great treatment
infrastructure for people there.

You can find more useful tips, such as: Sights (where to visit,
operating time, how to get there), Restaurants (location, type of
cuisine), Cultural Programs, here:
http://www.rioguiaoficial.com.br/en.

Lapa district is definitely on the up again. Things hop almost
every night of the week, but the best days are Thursday, Friday,
and Saturday. Lapa's nightlife offers different kinds of
experiences, such as the carefully preserved heritage buildings
turned into music venues that offer some of the best samba in
town:
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Carioca da Gema: Rua Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Rio de
Janeiro
Estrela da Lapa: Av. Mem de Sá, 130 – Lapa – Rio de
Janeiro
Rio Scenarium: Rua do Lavradio, 20 – Lapa – Rio de
Janeiro
Café Sacrilégio: Av. Mem de Sá, 81 – Lapa – Rio de
Janeiro

Sources
http://www.rioguiaoficial.com.br/en
http://dicasdomundo.com.br/c/seguranca-rio-109.html
http://www.belavistario.com/site/home

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