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Praia de Copacabana - Rio de Janeiro
Copacabana beach

Copacabana  is the name given to a city located on the banks of the Lake Titicaca, founded on an ancient place of worship inca

There are several etymological hypotheses for the name Copacabana.


The first alleges that the term would have come from the Quechua language spoken in the ancient Inca Empire, meaning "luminous place", "blue beach" or "viewpoint of the blue". Other sources point to the term as originating from the Aymara language spoken in Bolivia, meaning "view of the lake" (kota kahuana). 

 In Brazil, in terms of population, it is the most populous neighborhood in the South Zone, with more than 140,000 inhabitants, of which about 1/3 are elderly people aged 60 years or over deity. In fact, Copacabana is sometimes referred to as "the neighborhood with the oldest population" in the country.

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Copacabana is full of restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels, banks, churches, schools, shops, theaters and art fairs on weekends.


Commerce is quite diversified, with high-end stores mixed with more popular ones, as well as street vendors.

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Located in the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro.

It is considered one of the most famous and prestigious neighborhoods in Brazil and one of the best known in the world.


It has the nickname of Little Princess of the Sea and Heart of the South Zone. It borders the neighborhoods of Lagoa, Ipanema, Botafogo, Leme and Humaitá.

Copacabana attracts a large number of tourists, the waterfront is still the place for various events, such as national and international concerts, during the rest of the year.

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