After the recent visit of the United Buddy Bears in Leme beach , now Rio has another cute exhibition on display at Parque Garota de Ipanema, Arpoador, the Monica Parade.
For those who are not familiar with “Turma da Mônica” (Mônica’s Gang), Mônica is a brazilian comics character created by Maurício de Souza, very popular among children and teenagers in the 70’s and 80’s in Brazil.
I remember when I was a kid how much I loved to read Mônica’s comics, she was my favourite comics character, with her red dress, her big teeth and the blue bunny always on her hand.
Days ago, walking around Arpoador I had the opportunity to remind of my childhood a little bit checking for myself the “Monica Parade” exhibition. They are different and colourful sculptures of Mônica caracther painted and customized by different artists. The sculptures made of fiber glass are all displayed around Parque Garota de Ipanema.
Although those who doesn’t have an emotional connection with Monica’s Gang like I do, might find the exhibition not much a big deal, I suggest the visit specially for those with kids. It is a nice thing to do if you are planning to visit Arpoador beach, or Posto 6 beach (Copacabana). You can reach Parque Garota de Ipanema from Rua Francisco Otaviano (the large street that links Ipanema Beach to Copacabana beach) or from Arpoador beach.
Plan your visit for daylight to enjoy the most of your visit.
Monica Parade – Parque Garota de Ipanema – Praia do Arpoador – Daily from 6 am to 7pm until August 11th