26 April 2011
We're supposed to visit the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) monument that day but the rain that came the night before would make it difficult for us to enjoy the trip. Instead, our service vehicle transported us across the longest bridge in South America to the City of Niteroi (the old state capital before Rio became a cidade/city). Our first stop was the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) - a futuristic spaceship-looking architecture designed by Oscar Niemeyer. One will definitely be awed by this humongous UFO-looking structure that is nestled on the cliffside. Truly a great architectural marvel and one of Brazil's pride!