Rio De Janeiro Shopping
Rio de Janeiro is not just a place for sunbathing or visiting interesting museums. With over thirty shopping centers, unique specialty shops and open markets, you’ll understand why Rio de Janeiro shopping is such a popular destination for shoppers.
With its famed white sandy beaches, Rio de Janeiro is home to superb quality beach and swimwear shops, all at great prices. You’ll also find international fashion, antiques and fine jewelry stores located throughout the city. The streets of Nossa Senhora de Copacabana and Rua Barata Ribeiro in Copacabana are among the best, boasting large shopping centers.
With over thirty malls, the main question is which ones to choose? Rio Sul and Sao Conrado fashion malls are among the most central and offer a selection of stores with the latest fashions, music outlets and small supermarkets where visitors can shop for the world renowned Brazilian coffee.
You must not miss Barra, the largest in Rio de Janeiro shopping, and among the largest shopping centers in South America. The children will enjoy Parkland, with rides and games to keep them amused the entire day and with 500 stores, you’ll definitely find something to tickle your fancy.
Markets are a real treat in Rio de Janeiro shopping. You can find wonderful gifts and souvenirs as well as inexpensive hand-made crafts.
The Babilonia Hype Fair is a well-known market for its arts and decoration stalls. Fashion stalls display the latest of young Brazilian designers as well as an array of soccer shirts. You can enjoy music and dance performances while you shop.
Another exciting place to visit is the Rio Antiques Fair, famous for being at one time the meeting place of writers, poets, politicians and musicians. It’s a great place to find furniture from colonial times as well as unique jewelry.
Visiting small shops that offer unique items can be a fun way to enjoy the day, and Rio de Janeiro has some of the most interesting shops.
Aquim, is a chocolate lover’s paradise and a visitors’ favorite, offering beautiful and great tasting chocolates, truffles, and miniature chocolate cakes; some of these are to pretty to eat.
Artindia is another favorite, located inside the Indian’s Museum, (Museu do Indio); it displays masks, pots, baskets, weapons and musical instruments; you’ll find interesting handicrafts made from clay, straw, wood and feathers.
Tip: Shops in Rio de Janeiro open Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Saturdays until 1:00 p.m. Shopping Malls are open from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.; a few open on Sundays.
H Stern is a world famous jeweler, with shops throughout Rio De Janeiro. His work is the epitome of elegance and originality. But if you’re looking for traditional Brazilian designs, Antonio Bernardo, a goldsmith and jewelry designer, is the place to go.
At shops like Brazil & Co. you’ll find traditional gifts, or unique keepsakes, reminders of your special time in Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro shopping offers variety and best yet, at great prices.