Rua Relacao, 49
20231-110 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
NileGuide Expert tip:
Capoeira may look effortless when performed by the experts, but it takes dedication and skill to master the moves
Somewhere between a dance and a martial art, the uniquely Brazilian sport of capoeira
may have its roots in the 16th Century, but it has never been more fashionable. From the streets of Rio's favelas to the beaches of the affluent South Zone, capoeristas
can be seen honing their skills, and it is an impressive sight to see. Today, increasing numbers of tourists are heading to Rio in the hope of learning some capoeira moves, and classes are held at various spots across the city, with Lapa Rio Capoeira being among the best.