51) Copacabana beach, with its famous wavy black and white stone cobbled sidewalks, extends from the Sugar Loaf massif south to Ipanema district. Copacabana was a quiet fisherman village and beach resort until 1892 and 1904, when the first tunnels were completed. These connected the district with the rest of the city. Today, along the Atlântica Avenue, which borders the beach, modern hotels and skyscrapers stand side by side from one end to the other.51) Praia de Copacabana, com seu famoso calçadão ondulado em preto e branco. A praia estende-se desde o Morro do Pão de Açúcar até Ipanema, ao sul. Copacabana era uma tranqüila aldeia de pescadores e estância balneária, até fins do séc. XIX, quando os primeiros túneis que ligam o bairro ao resto da cidade prontos (em 1892 e 1904). Hoje em dia, hotéis modernos e arranha-céus ocupam toda a avenida Atlântica, que margeia a praia, de uma ponta à outra.
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