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Leblon, Rio de Janeiro Travel Information

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Leblon, Rio de Janeiro

Leblon – one of the most prosperous areas of Rio de Janeiro

Leblon, a neighborhood in Rio De Janeiro, is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Rio. Leblon is famous for its beach that is located right next to Ipanema beach, at the far west end of the same coastline. A shallow canal and park known as Jardim de Ala or Allah’s Gardens separate the two beach front areas in Rio De Janeiro. Some of Rio’s most chic clubs, restaurants and boutiques are found thronged in Leblon and its nearby streets. Apart from that, several movie halls, theaters, nightclubs and concert halls are also located in this area of Rio. Leblon has a romantic history. The land originally belonged to a Frenchman named Charles Le Blond and the place is named after him. The place was once a hiding place for the runaway slaves as it was difficult to access. Despite its cosmopolitan atmosphere and modernity, Leblon in Rio De Janeiro beautifully retains its small town charm. Upper Leblon also known as Alto Leblon, is a residential area. This hilly region in the western edge of Leblon is a favorite hangout for the elites in Rio. There are many exclusively designed residential houses, mansions, and posh apartments that will catch your eye. Besides there are several other attractions around Leblon that you cannot miss during sightseeing in Rio De Janeiro. Leblon boasts of one of Rio’s most scenic drives, Av. Niemeyer. This road connects Leblon to São Conrado. Jardim Pernambuco is probably Rio’s most exclusive residential area. There are many elegantly designed mansions in this area. Once in Leblon you must visit Bracarense. It is the best botequim style café and restaurant in the city. The traditional restaurant is reputed for its 50 years of excellent service. Also visit Scala, the concert hall cum nightclub at Leblon, to feel the rhythm of the night in Rio. All these diversities makes Leblon one of the most popular attractions in the city of Rio De Janeiro. Check out : Top things to do in Rio de JaneiroBest Beaches in Brazil

Where is Leblon ?

Leblon is located in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. You can take a private taxi or a private coach or private minicoach or private coach from Rio de Janeiro Galeão airport (GIG) to reach Leblon.

Facts about Leblon

The “Dois Irmãos” or “the Two Brothers” peak constitutes the western border on Leblon.

Av. Niemeyer in Leblon was opened in 1916. It took 30 years for the completion of this scenic drive.

Leblon Location Map

Leblon Location Map

Location Map of Leblon

Best time to visit Leblon

July through September is the best time to visit Leblon as these months experience less rainfall and the weather is also pleasant. However, the streets are crowded with tourists from all over the world during summers.

More about Leblon

Nearby Attractions: Rue de castiglione, Penedo, Bar D’Hotel, Ipanema Beach and Praia do Arpoador.

Leblon Infographic


Published On: Tuesday, May 6th, 2014