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Located in the beautiful neighborhood of Botafago, this eight-story shopping center overlooks the Guanabara Bay. With over 170 stores, six screen cinema hall and three food courts, this shopping mall remains a favorite among locals and tourists alike. The mall is home to various brands of clothing, footwear, accessories and jewelry. Some of these stores include L'occitane, Emporio Body Store, La Folie, Arezzo and Aviator. The food court has restaurants like McDonald's, Burger King, Subway, Montana Grill and Parme. With a plethora of opportunities to shop, eat and enjoy, this mall remains a hot destination for shoppers and foodies alike.
The first large shopping center in Rio, it is one of the preferred shopping areas for tourists and locals alike. Located between the beaches and the city center, it has a large parking garage and is served by taxis and special buses that stop at all the hotels on the beachfront. There is an infinite variety of stores that sell everything from clothes and accessories to house ware, toys, CDs, souvenirs, books and electronics, including state-of-the-art home theatres and digital cameras. Scattered over its floors there are restaurants for all tastes and budgets, and fast-food places. Other services include beauty parlours, pharmacies, cinemas, a complete fitness centre, a travel agent, and a bank. While you take a break from shopping, enjoy one of the many events that take place here, like free concerts and book launches, or even pay a visit to Santa's grotto throughout December. There are some cash dispensers that will issue local currency for those who have an international credit card.
If the high prices at the stores in Rio's touristy Zona Sul have your head spinning, get off the beaten track and head for NorteShopping in the north of the city, where prices are far more down to earth. And after browsing for fashion bargains, shoppers can refuel at one of the many bars and restaurants in the mall's food court, before taking in a film at the in-center multiplex cinema or enjoying a spot of culture by taking in a show at the theater.
With businesses including antique-dealers, jewelers, boutiques, interior decoration specialists (the place's major focus), art galleries and toy stores, Shopping da Gávea is, without a doubt, the commercial heart of the district. In operation since 1975, the shopping center also features theaters, good restaurants and some fast-food places, as well as a bank. Underground parking garage for 250 vehicles.
Standing in the heart of Leblon, the sprawling Shopping Leblon offers a complete shopping experience under one roof. From designer fashion brands like Chanel and Ferragamo to the best in home decor and accessories, the mall's 200 boutiques cater to a large audience. Head to the food court for an excellent array of restaurants and food stalls. With a four-screen cinema, as well as a very popular theater located within the mall, there's no excuse to be bored. The mall's food court remains open till late. Check website for more information.
One of Latin America's largest shopping centers, BarraShopping features a seemingly endless variety of stores for all tastes and budgets, as well as restaurants and fast-food shops. It also holds an extremely modern medical center with a panoramic lift, a business center, an external monorail that runs the entire length of the shopping center, an indoor amusement park, cinemas and a bowling area. You can find anything you need in the stores at BarraShopping.