What to expect:
After crossing the 13 km (8 mi) long bridge you are going to rich Niteroi city, the “smile City”. In fact you may encounter plenty of reasons to smile about: many beautiful beaches (within the bay or facing the open ocean), historic forts and a world-class museum. Besides, Niteroi is scheduled to become in a near future the place with the largest number of works from renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer – second only to the entire Brazilian capital, Brasilia. See the “Caminho Niemeyer” and visit the Teatro Polular, The Momorial and The building of the Foundation Niemeyer. Then drive thru Gragoatá to rich The MAC – Contemporary Art Museum. This intriguing building looks like a flying saucer jutting out over the sea.
Parque da Cidade – An amazing view of Rio de Janeiro (city). It is in the top of a mountain in the neighborhood ‘Charitas’.
Fortaleza de Santa Cruz (1555)- located at the Guanabara Bay entrance, this is a big fortress with a close-up view of the Sugar Loaf
Visits or stops: Caminho Niemeyer (Teatro Popular, Centro de Memória Roberto Silveira, Fundação Oscar Niemeyer), MAC – Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Parque da cidade, Fortaleza Santa Cruz