QR Code around Rio!

The traditional black and white stones used in the iconic Copacabana and Ipanema seafronts have been given a modern twist in order to help out tourists.  Using an idea developed in Portugal, QR codes made of the stones have started to be installed at the beaches, vistas, and historic sites where you can access the information in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

As a result of the increase in the number of people acquiring smartphones and tablets, the QR technology has become part of the main touristy points around Brazil and through them you are very likely to get access to the history and details about the attractions and in other cases you may even get a discount or a promotion.

Arpoador, Rio de Janeiro

Here you will be able to see where you can find these tourist points and how to access the QR Codes on your smartphone.

List of the sites where the QR code will be installed in Rio over 2013.

1. Arpoador
2. Leblon
3. Leme
4. São Conrado
5. Barra da Tijuca
6. Corcovado
7. Sambódromo
8. Pão de Açúcar
9. Ipanema
10. Pista Cláudio Coutinho (Urca)
11. Arcos da Lapa
12. Monumento aos Mortos / Aterro do Flamengo
13. Praça Paris
14. Mestre Valentim
15. Praça XV – D Pedro I
16. Drummond
17.Caymmi
18. Bellini
19. Zózimo
20. Gonzagão / Centro Luiz Gonzaga de Tradições Nordestinas
21. Curumim / Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas
22. Quinta da Boa Vista
23. Vista Chinesa
24. Chafariz em frente ao MAM
25. Chafariz das Três Mulheres
26. Parque Madureira
27. Relógio da Glória
28. Jardim Botânico
29. Praça Tiradentes
30. Obelisco da Rio Branco

How to access and use the QR Codes

1-) You will need to download the free application to your equipment:

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=appinventor.ai_progetto2003.SCAN&hl=en

itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/qr-code-reader-and-scanner/id388175979?mt=8

2-) Then you just need to point it to the image and it will identify the code.

3-) You will be directed to a website where all the information will be available.

By Simone Wells

Image from: http://blogs.estadao.com.br/viagem/pontos-turisticos-do-rio-ganham-qr-codes/

About Travel to Brazil Blog - BrazilnutsTours

Brazil Nuts Tours was started in 1985 on the proposition that travelers needed a travel company that combined the highest level of customer service, unmatched product expertise and competitive rates. Over the years, we have succeeded in our mission, and have developed a reputation as the experts in travel to Brazil and South America. Our dedicated and knowledgeable staff has helped thousands of travelers discover the Brazil they really wanted to see, from Rio’s beaches and samba clubs through the pristine wilderness of the Amazon to the sun-drenched shores of Bahia and everywhere in between. Customer Service Our knowledgeable staff will customize your perfect itinerary free of charge; simply fill out our Trip Planning Sheet, send it to us and you’ll have an answer, generally within 24 hours Innovative Programs We were the first travel company in North America to develop and promote Pantanal programs. We were also the first to design culture tours focusing on African-Brazilian culture. And, our "Rio Like A Native", "Salvador Like A Native" and "Manaus Like A Native" programs are unequalled for the inside look they provide into the Brazilian experience. Nobody offers more interesting programs to more of Brazil than us. Support & Price We have our own office in Brazil responsible for negotiating the very best hotel and service rates possible, and then handling all our clients' needs once they arrive in Brazil. Proven Success We are the company of choice for any kind of travel needs to Brazil: Leisure Travel: Guide books and articles in travel publications consistently rank Brazil Nuts as the experts.: Guide books and articles in travel publications consistently rank Brazil Nuts as the experts. Corporate Meetings & Incentives: We handle more corporate events in Brazil than any other US travel company. From seminars for top management in Sao Paulo to an incentive program for 250 salespeople in the Amazon, we do it right.: We handle more corporate events in Brazil than any other US travel company. From seminars for top management in Sao Paulo to an incentive program for 250 salespeople in the Amazon, we do it right. Congresses & Trade Shows: Brazil Nuts has been a part of many major congresses or events in Brazil over the last three years, responsible for arranging rooms blocks, social events and PCO functions for thousands of demanding clients from around the world.: Brazil Nuts has been a part of many major congresses or events in Brazil over the last three years, responsible for arranging rooms blocks, social events and PCO functions for thousands of demanding clients from around the world. Products We pride ourselves in providing the most authentic and innovated programs to our clients. Although we specialize in travel to every corner of Brazil, our most popular destinations are: Rio De Janeiro Salvador da Bahia Amazon Iguassu Falls Pantanal Fortaleza
This entry was posted in Rio de Janeiro and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s