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Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Niteroi located Opposite Rio de Janeiro

September 12, 2014 by David Herd

Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum

Niteroi located Opposite Rio de Janeiro

Niteroi located Opposite Rio de Janeiro

Niteroi across bridge from Rio de Janeiro, the cities are connected by the Rio-Niteroi Bridge which is currently the longest pre-stressed concrete bridge in the southern hemisphere, and the sixth longest in the world.

The museum is situated in the city of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is one of the city’s main landmarks. It was completed in 1996.

Designed by Oscar Niemeyer with the assistance of structural engineer Bruno Contarini, who had worked with Niemeyer on earlier projects, the MAC-Niterói is 16 meters high; its cupola has a diameter of 50 meters with three floors. The museum projects itself over Boa Viagem(“Bon Voyage,” “Good Journey”), the 817 square metres (8,790 sq ft) reflecting pool that surrounds the cylindrical base “like a flower,” in the words of Niemeyer.

Spectacular design

Niteroi located Opposite Rio de Janeiro

I think the museum is one of the most spectacular buildings I have ever seen.

Niteroi located Opposite Rio de Janeiro

Niteroi located Opposite Rio de Janeiro

As I mentioned earlier the Rio-Niteroi Bridge which is currently the longest pre-stressed concrete bridge in the southern hemisphere, and the sixth longest in the world. Downtown Rio is in the foreground.

President Costa e Silva Bridge, commonly known as the Rio-Niteroi Bridge

Niteroi located Opposite Rio de Janeiro

Niteroi lies across Guanabara Bay facing the city of Rio de Janeiro and forms part of the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area.


 

Niteroi population of 487,327

Niteroi located Opposite Rio de Janeiro

 

You can see Niteroi from Sugarloaf

Niteroi located Opposite Rio de Janeiro

 

 A beautiful resident of Niteroi

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    Her name is Mel & we met on Copacabana beach & enjoyed some time together.  

Icaraí beach Niteroi

Niteroi located Opposite Rio de Janeiro

The city is located 25 minutes away from Rio de Janeiro’s downtown region. Niterói boasts the title of fourth richest city in the state, and the third in Rio de Janeiro City Metropolitan Area.

Icaraí beach Niteroi

Niteroi located Opposite Rio de Janeiro

Certainly a more peaceful environment than Rio. 🙂

Oil rig off Niteroi

Niteroi located Opposite Rio de Janeiro

Huge oil rig on the job.

Niteroi museum contemporary art

Niteroi located Opposite Rio de Janeiro

Simply a beautiful design.

 Copacabana

Niteroi located Opposite Rio de Janeiro

On the far right opposite Sugarloaf mountain is the city of Niteroi across bridge from Rio de Janeiro, the city was founded on 22 November 1573. These days the the Brazilian leg of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series takes place in Niterói.  

                   

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