Featuring in our top picks around the world this week is Village Mall in the beautiful city of Rio.
Opened back in December of 2012, Village Mall is the first luxury shopping mall in Brazil.
All the International High-End Retailers like LV , Prada and Gucci has a store here which partly explain why this place is never crowded and spotless everywhere you look.
But it is worth your visit if you are staying in Rio for a long time or looking for luxury items, wanting to check out best local brands or seeking quiet place to chill, watch a movie and have a great meal with the water view.
It’s calm and quiet atmosphere may make you feel like you are miles away from craziness of the big city, but it is located right in the popular shopping location in Rio.
It is owned by leading development company of the country, Multiplan and very close to other shopping malls owned by the same company, Berra and New York City Center. There is a special bus service connecting the three as well which would make your shopping day a very convenient one.
If you are worrying about your pocket not being deep enough for all the upscale outlets here, do not! After window shopping through ground floor where pricey brands are located, second floor await.
You will find all your favorite high street brands like forever 21 on this floor. More importantly, this is where all the cool chic local brands trade their high quality products for reasonable prices.
Oddly, luxury restrooms here get as much praises as mall’s beautiful modern design, cleanliness and pleasant atmosphere. But rest rooms are not the greatest things about this place we can assure you.
One of the great things you will love about this place is the food options, especially the restaurants on terrace facing the lagoon Barra da Tijuca.
There also is the roof deck, our favorite place, where you can watch the beautiful sunset and enjoy great views of lagoon & the mountains.
Here on the deck at the weekends, you can enjoy the wonderful jazz performance of the trio, Village Bossa Jazz. To make your experience even more special, the Delfina food truck offers many gastronomic delights.
*Jazz performances take place on Saturday and Sunday, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. In case of rain, the performance will be canceled.
In case you are wondering about other entertainment options, there are 4 luxury movie rooms showing latest hits on the third floor.
Highlight of the rooms is the menu, with options such as the carefully prepared beef sandwich with a touch of butter on parmesan bread, The duck straw, Chicken Wrap and More !!! All these options can be harmonized with a glass of wine from extensive wine list or various drinks.
Big theatre, on the same floor as the viewing deck, is reserved for best shows in town. Theatre’s impressive calendar is filled with great musicals, plays, concerts and other special performances throughout the year.
Our final advice? Whatever your reason may be, If you can find the time, decide to have a great day out at this little gem of Rio. Because some malls around the world are not just a mall, how could they be when they offer the cozy experience and make you feel warm & special like Village Mall does …
Address and Opening Times :
Avenida das Américas, 3.900
Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janerio – RJ
Monday to Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sundays: 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.