Bossa Nova is a beautiful postcard of the Marvelous City.

We prepared a special itinerary to honor the great musical movement that broke Brazilian borders, and conquered the world! 

It was and continues to be a great source of inspiration for countless artists all over the world.


One of the most iconic neighborhoods in Rio: IPANEMA!


“O barquinho vai, a tardinha cai. E no cair da tarde, começa a contagem regressiva para Vagar na Lua Deserta das Pedras do Arpoador”.


Bossa Nova is enchanting because of the way its lyrics sound and how musical they are. Here in Rio, you can experience this poetry at Pedras do Arpoador while watching the sunset and giving thanks to the universe for giving us music, poetry, beauty, and lots of love in our lives.

Here, you have to stop and take a picture with the life-size bronze statue of composer and maestro Antônio Carlos Jobim. The statue was unveiled on December 8, 2014, the day the musician died in 1994. It was made by sculptor Christina Motta.


Rua Nascimento Silva 107 Tom Jobim’s apartment – IPANEMA  

This 1958 anthology LP by Elizeth Cardoso, “Canção do Amor Demais,” is regarded as the first record of pieces using the melodic richness provided by the deconstructed guitar of the genius João Gilberto.

With songs recorded by Vincius de Moraes and Tom Jobim, a legend was formed in the heart of the Ipanema area, namely at 107 Rua Nascimento Silva, in the three-story building where Tom and Divina Elizeth Cardoso resided. Tom’s relationships with Vincius, Dolores Duran, and Billy Blanco, among others, produced such masterpieces as “Insensatez,” “Desafinado,” “Tereza da Praia,” and “Estrada do Sol” when he resided at the aforementioned location from 1953 to 1962.

The famous speech was immortalized by the song “Carta ao Tom,” a collaboration by Vincius de Moraes and Toquinho, with a humorous version produced by Chico Buarque de Hollanda. Listed by the Cultural Heritage of Rio de Janeiro as of today


Bar Garota de Ipanema 

Tom Jobim met his companion Vincius de Moraes at the old Bar Veloso, now “Bar Garota de Ipanema,” on the former Rua Montenegro, presently Rua Vincius de Moraes, at the corner of Rua Prudente de Moraes, on a lovely summer morning in 1962. During the alcoholic works of that sunny morning, a gorgeous adolescent from a nearby neighborhood walks towards the beach. The stunning beauty of the young Helosa Eneida Menezes Paes Pinto, full of swing and on her way to the sea, produced one of the most beautiful songs of all time, with enough inspiration to marry poetry and melody of such powerful chords, that they imprinted a new trademark of Brazil into the collective memory of the world.

In front of Garota de Ipanema is the renowned Bar Vincius, a bastion of bossa nova in Rio de Janeiro. The bar was opened on June 7, 1989, as a modest homage to Bossa Nova and hosted an outstanding performance by Carlos Lyra, one of the genre’s greatest stars, on that day.


Tom Jobim  Space – Botanical Garden


For more than a decade, Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994), a composer and conductor, conveyed his passion for the Garden through lyrics and songs. The Tom Jobim Theater, the Galpo das Artes, and the Casa do Acervo come together to create this ensemble.


The Jardim Botânico do Rio, where Tom Jobim was inspired to create his music and observe birds, was a regular haunt for him. One may find the whole library and archives of composer Tom Jobim at this location, as well as an exhibition showcasing the composer’s personal items and footage from some of his concerts.


Nara Leão´s apartment – Copacabana 


Bossa Nova muse and singer Roberto Menescal’s apartment in the Champs-Elysées building, Posto 4 on Avenida Atlântico, was a type of headquarters, where names like Chico Feitosa, Chico Buarque, and Ronaldo Boscoli convened, among others.

“BOSSA” is claimed to have been invented here!


Beco das Garrafas 

In the 1950s and 1960s, regulars of Ma Griffe, Bacará, Little Club, and Bottle’s Bar would play from their apartments, which gave the now-famous and historic Beco das Garrafas its name. This dead end on Rua Duvivier in Copacabana, which marks numbers 21 to 37, is regarded as the birthplace of Bossa Nova and an icon of Rio’s nightlife.

Sergio Mendes, Baden Powell, Lus Carlos Vinhas, Wilson das Neves, Ronaldo Bôscoli, and Miele all played on Pocket Shows’ little stages.

When this place was first opened in the early 1960s by artists such as Elis Regina and Sylvia Telles, Maria Creuza and Wilson Simonal and Maria Bethânia, it was a moment of wonder that still resonates today.

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