Christ the Redeemer, a granite monolith with cable cars to its summit, sprawling favelas, gorgeous beaches, samba, and of course the joyous Carnival! Rio is known for all of these things, but there is much more to be seen…
With today’s kick-off of the 2016 Rio Olympics, I decide to share my Book Bean inspired Rio De Janeiro Favorites.
Here is a collection of book affiliates and cafes of beautiful Rio De Janeiro:
A comprehensive shop filled with knowledge and fun. The inviting atmosphere of this theater turned bookstore is full of the color and culture famous to Rio de Janeiro.
This artsy spot serves breakfast
& gourmet fare, with a patio
& views of historic surroundings. Perfectly positioned on a picturesque balcony overlooking Santa Teresa’s busiest street for drinking and dining.
A Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He is the recipient of numerous international awards, of which include the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. He has sold over 200 million copies worldwide and is the all-time bestselling Portuguese language author.
Two of Coelho’s
most popular Books
(click either picture for details)
Next up is a place on my travel bucket list; this library is Exquisite!
Real Gabinete Português de Leitura
A group of far-from-home Portuguese immigrants banded together to create a Portuguese library in 1837, although construction on the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura didn’t get going until 1880. The neo-Manueline building’s limestone façade showcases Portuguese explorers like Prince Henry the Navigator, Vasco da Gama, and Pedro Álvares Cabral in sculpture.
The cathedral-like reading room has a stained-glass dome and wooden galleries. Its ornate bookshelves hold the largest collection of Portuguese literature outside of the motherland. (wikipdia)
Founded in 1894 The Confeitaria Colombo in Rio de Janeiro is a beautiful historic French café with upscale décor, stained-glass windows, mirrors, gourmet chocolate & tea.
Now I just need my ticket to Rio! Whose with me? 🙂