Rio de Janeiro
Brazil’s most famous city, Rio de Janeiro is famed worldwide for its strong and promising economy. With a population of over fifteen million forming the second-largest market in Brazil, it offers advantageous conditions for corporate newcomers and appreciates fresh investments. But none of these benefits can outweigh its tourism potential: every year, it welcomes thousands of visitors from all over the world, drawn to its beautiful beaches and other natural attractions, including Carnival and above all the vivacious hospitality of its people.
Located on Botafogo beach in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, the FGV/EBAPE overlooks one of the world’s most famous and breathtaking views: the Sugarloaf. Inaugurated in December 20, 1968, its headquarters were designed by one of the most influential names in modern international architecture: Brazilian Oscar Niemeyer.
It faces the Enseada de Botafogo cove with a shorefront bicycle path and green areas that are ideal for walks and other outdoor activities. Close to long-established neighborhoods such as Copacabana, Flamengo, Humaitá, Jardim Botânico, Urca, Glória and Catete, as well as the downtown CBD, it is surrounded by hostels and hotels, bars, malls and stores, subway stations and bus lines, as well as office buildings housing the head offices of major Brazilian and multinational corporations.