Inspiration for Girl from Ipanema Song in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The song “The Girl from Ipanema” put Ipanema Beach on the world map. Written in 1962, it was inspired by Helô Pinheiro. She was a seventeen-year-old Brazilian girl who daily walked by this bar (then called Veloso). In the right corner of this terrace is where Vinicius de Moraes created the Portuguese lyrics and Tom Jobim wrote the music. As the song skyrocketed in popularity, so did the fame of the teenager. Since then, Garota de Ipanema has been recorded by about 250 artists. Restaurante e Bar Garota de Ipanema is your chance to watch someone tall, tan, young and lovely pass by.


R. Vinícius de Moraes, 49 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22411-010, Brazil


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