Avenida Rio Branco
Entre Praça Mauá e Avenida Beira Mar
Rio de Janeiro, 20083-240
+55 21 2541 7522 (Tourist Information)
Very close to Cinelândia, this avenue was modeled after an elegant Parisian boulevard when it was first built at the beginning of the 20th Century. Few of the original buildings that once lined the street have survived, but it is interesting to take a walk down Rua Gonçalves Dias to see the colorful façades and architecture that remain. This is also a good place to stop for a bite to eat, as there are some good restaurants and shops nearby.