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Carmen Miranda lovers unite! This small kitsch museum is located at the very southern tip of the Parque do Flamengo. Highlights include memorabilia from the famed singer's life and career. The infamous fruity headdresses are among the singer's paraphernalia and exquisite costumes that are on exhibit. Posters, postcards, T-shirts, and music are on sale as well.
Planetário da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro is an excellent place to get familiar with the constellations of the Southern Hemisphere, or simply to gaze at enchanting, twinkling stars. Take advantage of one of the guided tours that are available. Led in Portuguese, they are geared towards children, teenagers and adults alike. On Wednesday nights, one of the astronomers will allow peeks into his telescope. The complex offers courses, workshops and expositions, as well as a theater. Call for admission prices.
Located in the prestigious Ipanema, this is an absolute must for admirers of rare gems and exclusive design jewellery. Here, at the jeweller's largest branch, there is a 12-minute guided tour around museum, which has an exhibition of rare jewels, minerals and a large display of tourmalines. For the chic visitor there is always the option to buy exclusive jewellery, at H. Stern prices.