|at a glance|
posto 8 is one of the most famous stretches of sand within rio's zona sul beaches. located at the beginning of rua joaquim nabuco, this section is second in fame only to posto 9. in fact, ipanema posto 8 is locally and internationally known as the part of ipanema where lgbt crowds meet. the lgbt section of the beach starts in front of rua farme de amoedo, one of the most lively and famous streets in ipanema, is marked by many and unmistakable rainbow flags. the stretch between posto 8 and posto 9 is known as bolsa de valores (stock exchange) or palácio de cristal (crystal palace).