Visconde de Pirajá Street in Ipanema
If you want to see some of the more expensive shops, you'll find what you're looking for on this street
Shopping in Ipanema
Just like Copacabana, the Ipanema neighbourhood has a street parallel to the beach which is particularly recommended for its shopping. It is called Visconde de Pirajá Street, spanning from Espanha Square to General Osório. Mainly concentrated in Nossa Senhora da Paz Square, here there are a number of glamorous shops, as well as jewellers and local fashion and tinket shops. You should also visit its bookshops, some of which include a coffee service, where you can enjoy a few hours of peace and quiet. One of the most famous bookshops is Letras e Expressões Ipanema, open 24 hours a day and with a selection of books, newspapers and magazines of all kinds to choose from. On Visconde de Pirajá Street there is space for everything, which also includes shopping centres. The most well-known is Top Center Shopping Ipanema (www.topcenteripanema.com.br), located at the crossroad of Visconde de Pirajá and Aníbal de Mendonça Street. This huge building is 24 stories high, and boasts some of the major Brazilian and international fashion brand chains.