It’s awesome to ride a bike around Mauá Square nowadays.
Let’s go cycling to Olympic Boulevard. It’s awesome to ride a bike around Mauá Square nowadays.
I remember when I use to pass by in that area years ago and it was abandoned… Located in the Port Zone the Olympic Boulevard has more than 3 km of attractions. Cultural and sports activities, artistic interventions, among other actions, available for free to the public during the Paralympic Games, from September 7 to 28.
In 2015 the city hall reopened Mauá Square, after four years of renovations. Due to the demolition of Rio’s Elevado da Perimetral, and following the years of renovations, the Mauá Square is now approximately 25,000 square meters, six times larger than its original size. The square now stretches to the edges of Guanabara Bay with a clear view of the waterfront.
Mauá Square became a symbolism of the transformation that the city has experienced in recent years. The square is the home of two unmissable new museums: the Art Museum of Rio and the incredible Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow), designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Live music, street performers, food trucks, street-art murals, an arts and crafts market, and also the breathtaking views over the Guanabara Bay.
For sure it’s one of the best cultural places in the city today, also my favorite area to ride a bike and relax during my free time.