Copaca­bana Beach has long been the most rec­og­niz­able stretch of the Brazil­ian coast, many even call it the most rec­og­niz­able beach in the world. We offer a lit­tle dip into the his­to­ry of this inter­est­ing piece of land and the area sur­round­ing it. We have repeat­ed­ly writ­ten about the most beau­ti­ful beach­es in the world, so it would not be fair to ignore such a place. Admire the pho­tos, learn the his­to­ry of this par­adise, share pho­tos and leave feed­back in the com­ments.

Copacabana beach

Entry relat­ed to place: Brazil

The name of the 4‑kilometer strip of land was giv­en by its loca­tion — Copaca­bana is the nat­ur­al bor­der of the area of ​​the same name in the south of Rio de Janeiro


The equal­ly famous Aveni­da Atlanti­ca runs along the Copaca­bana embank­ment — a wide street along which all the fes­tive pro­ces­sions of Brazil­ians in Rio pass.

Avenida Atlantica

Copaca­bana was orig­i­nal­ly a spe­cial area, if only because it first appeared and devel­oped sep­a­rate­ly from Rio.

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In the 1750s, in the small town of Saku­pe­na­pana, locat­ed here, a chapel was erect­ed in hon­or of the holy vir­gin from Copaca­bana, a small Boli­vian town, and since then the area, imme­di­ate­ly chris­tened by the locals in hon­or of the holy vir­gin, grad­u­al­ly grew and expand­ed until July 6, 1892, it final­ly entered part of Rio de Janeiro, final­ly becom­ing an inte­gral part of this amaz­ing city.

Copacabana beach

In the mid­dle of the last cen­tu­ry, Copaca­bana flour­ished as the Brazil­ian cen­ter of the bohemi­an world — dur­ing these years, dozens of writ­ers, artists, artists and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of oth­er pro­fes­sions of this kind set­tled here.

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Tranquil landscapes by Simon Lenzi


Such pop­u­lar­i­ty grad­u­al­ly made Copaca­bana a rich area, attrac­tive for invest­ment and liv­ing — wealthy peo­ple began to mas­sive­ly buy hous­ing here and move to Copaca­bana with their fam­i­lies.

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Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the enor­mous recre­ation­al pop­u­lar­i­ty of the area in recent years has led to a flour­ish­ing of crime and ille­gal trade, which has led to a decline in the tourist attrac­tion of Copaca­bana.


Nev­er­the­less, today, exten­sive con­certs and cel­e­bra­tions con­tin­ue to be held on the world’s largest beach with tra­di­tion­al­ly bright col­ors for Brazil­ians, cos­tume pro­ces­sions, mas­quer­ades and fire­works.

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Copaca­bana beach looks espe­cial­ly spec­tac­u­lar dur­ing the cel­e­bra­tion of the New Year, when mil­lions of peo­ple gath­er on the coast, and huge bright fire­works “bloom” over the water.

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Even more beau­ti­ful pho­tos of fes­tive fire­works can be found in the pho­to selec­tion New Year’s fire­works