Rio de Janeiro: Travel Inspiration
Where to Stay: Once an 18th-century coffee plantation site, the Santa Teresa Hotel is a breath of fresh air in the coastal city of Rio. Located high in the hills of this city’s bohemian quarter, the boutique hotel boasts incredible views of the city, the mountains, and the Rio Bay, as well as an impressive array of neo-colonial and local décor items. It has 42 rooms and suites and a restaurant, Térèze, which is one of the best in Rio.
Where to Eat: Claude Troisgros arrived in Brazil in 1979 and in just 4 years opened up the then Restaurant Claude Troigros, which is since 2005 called Olympe and whom he shares with his son, Thomas, along with six other restaurants. With one Michelin star, the restaurant offers a la carte and tasting menus, as well as a wine list of French bottles and Cocktails. Combining Brazilian ingredients with French techniques, guests can enjoy dishes such as over-roasted sea bass with brown butter-raisin sauce.
What to see: In Portuguese O Museu do Amanhã, this museum was built by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava on the Mauá Pier. Its exhibitions are focused on scientific topics, such as the Cosmos, the Earth, and the Anthropocene, amongst other periodic exhibits. It focuses on making guests look towards tomorrow instead of the past or present, doing so through interactive technology.