Copacabana Palace (5 Stars)Rio de Janeiro
Activities
Nightlife Rio de Janeiro is a city compelled by entertainment 24 hours a day. Not only beautiful beaches and summer sports are available, but Rio is also known for its pulsating nightlife. There are many options for your evening entertainment be it gourmet dining at Rio's top restaurants, dancing in one of the many bars and discotheques or attending the theatre or cinema.
Rua Dias Ferreira in Leblon, just a short taxi ride from the Copacabana Palace is home to bars and restaurants such as Quadrucci, Zuka, Sushi Leblon and Esch Café making this trendy street is worthy of a visit.
The more adventorous visitors to Rio who wish to encounter the beat and soul of Carioca life, the Lapa district of Rio can be visited.
Our concierge will be happy to guide you in choosing your evening's entertainment. In Rio there is always a performance or event to cater for all tastes.

Theatres
The home of the city's world-class ballet troupe and opera company is the Teatro Municipal - a showcase for opera, ballet and classical music. There are many theatres in Rio offering performances from international hit musicals to plays with a Brazilian theme.
The Teatro Municipal is located near the National Library, the National Fine Arts Museum and the Pedro Ernesto Palace and faces the large Cinelândia Square. Its attractive architectural design and its imposing facade catch the eye. Its exterior is paralleled by the beauty of its interior decoration. Built of fine coloured Carrara marble, bronze and onyx, it is furnished with mirrors, period furniture, paintings and sculptures. Its seating capacity is 2200 people. The theatre is a true temple of culture that is just as popular with visitors as the performances staged here.
Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro Municipal Theatre) Praça Floriano, Centro


Cinemas Rio itself starred in the first film made in the country and the city has been the home of Brazilian cinema since its invention as an art form at the turn of the century.
Rio also featured in the 1959 film, Black Orpheus, by director Marcel Camus; the film featured a wonderful bossa nova soundtrack. The realism of cinema novo and the films of Glauber Rocha received international acclaim,and in 1980 Hector Babenco's Pixote, the tale of a street kid in Rio, won the Golden Palm award at Cannes.
Today, Brazil produces and exports television soap operas or telenovelas. This is big business for Brazilian television companies and advertisers and attracts the best scriptwriters, directors and actors. However there are a number of cinemas throughout Rio, featuring international movies.

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