A day around Rio

After another delicious breakfast we headed out for some touristy sites: The Theater Tour, a free museum visit at the Central Bank of Brazil, and finally the famous staircase in Rio, Escadaria Selaron.  Here's some photos so you can feel like you joined us for the day!

The Municipal Theater was opened in 1909, replicated off the Opera house in Paris.  In was completely restored in 2008 and reopened in 2010.  What a beautiful building!  We'll have to return next time for a concert.

Next we went to the Central Bank of Brazil's museum.  They have a beautiful building and free exhibits.  We actually went here our first night in Rio and watched an 80's Disco Movie - Xanadu.  It was a hoot and worth the $2 admission fee!  We returned today for the admission to the Ludwig Collection which includes Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, and the list goes on.  Here are some of our favorites (and some I've included because they are so Brazil and representative of what we have seen on the beach!).

And finally we went to Escadaria Selaron to see the famous stairs that were made by a Chilean artist Selaron.  Since 2009 he covered 215 steps with over 2000 tiles from 120 countries in a mosaic fashion.  It was amazing and so inspiring!