Praia de Botafogo
Car: not necessary
Botafogo is an upscale neighborhood in the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With about 80 000 inhabitants, the neighborhood is known for hosting one of the main postcards of the country: the Botafogo Bay with the hills of Sugar Loaf and Urca to the bottom. Features cinemas, theaters, shopping malls, nightclubs, concert halls, museums, business centers, consulates, hospitals and clinics and some preserved mansions of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
It is also the neighborhood where is located the headquarters of one of the leading football clubs in Brazil, Botafogo Football and Tank Tops at Rua General Severiano. The neighborhood is also home to the San Clemente samba school. It is known in Rio de Janeiro as the neighborhood schools and neighborhood clinics, due to the large presence of such establishments in the region, or for residents of other neighborhoods such as neighborhood passage, as it is located between the center and the rest of the South Zone city. The neighborhood is also known for its quality of life, which influences the high life expectancy of its population and the large number of elderly.