My apartment is located just steps to lively restaurants, pubs, cafes, bakeries, shopping malls, and cultural venues. Conveniently a few steps to a subway station with fast and efficient service to take you around Rio de Janeiro. One big advantage is the distance to the main touristic attractions. Besides the easy access to transport, it's only a matter of minutes to get to The Corcovado, The SugarLoaf, The Tomorrow Museum, The National Museum of Bellas Arts, MAM, to mention a few.
This is a very privileged area to get around Rio. Look at the map and you'll see that anywhere you want to go is fairly close by subway, bus or even taking a walk.