The beachfront Botafogo, (a prime area) a middle- to upper-class borough, abounds with colonial mansions along cobblestone streets. Distinctly more traditional than neighbouring Ipanema and Copacabana, it is a relatively obscure retreat with cosy cafés, bookshops, art-film theatres and museums. The Museu do Indio features indigenous Brazilian art and handicrafts, while Villa-Lobos Museum is a tribute to Brazilian Academy of Music founder and composer Heirto Villa-Lobos.
Where to buy property in Botafogo, Brazil
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