With its glorious coastline, dramatic mountains, and urban rainforest, Rio de Janeiro is a city that immediately hits you between the eyes with its natural beauty. Monocle’s guide to Rio de Janeiro will help you traverse the city’s hotspots for food and drink, retail, design and architecture, and culture. The Monocle team also recommends a few ways to stay fit in this image-obsessed city and suggests five neighborhoods that deserve to be explored on foot.
The Monocle Travel Guide Series reveals Monocle's favourite spots in each city, from good food & design, to the ideal route for an early-morning run through the best streets for independent retail. These definitive travel guides will make you feel like a local no matter where you are from.