One of the best views of Rio de Janeiro
Most people think that the best views of Rio de Janeiro
can be seen from atop the Cristo de Corcovado or the Pao de Acucar, but you can avoid the tourist mobs and sneak in an architectural gem by taking the ferry across the bay to Niteroi. The Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, is like an alien ship is flying over the sea, with spectacular views of Rio de Janeiro. To my surprise the plaque on the ramp included a nod to my favourite travel magazine.