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What to see in Rio De Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro Attractions


Steeped in a rich and diverse cultural history, Rio de Janeiro is a sightseer's dream with a great variety of spectacular attractions. With miles of beautiful coastline and some seriously exciting neighbourhoods to explore, this city has so much to offer.

A trip to Rio de Janeiro would not be complete without heading up Sugar Loaf Mountain, or an obligatory visit to the statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the seven New Wonders of the Modern World and Rio de Janeiro's most famous landmark. Ipanema is the place to go for sun worshippers, where miles of sugary white beaches and shopping opportunities abound.

Sip on a caipirinha cocktail while singing along to the hit Barry Manilow tune in Copacabana, or explore the cobblestone streets of downtown Centro, Lapa and Santa Teresa. Sports lovers should head down to the Estádio do Maracanã and enjoy a spot of the national sport of soccer.

Tourists planning to spend some time in the city will do well to purchase the Rio Pass which grants the holder free entry to four of Rio's charging tourist attractions, 50 percent off on all other admission fees, discounts on nightlife, and a free map and guidebook full of need-to-know information, among other things. The pass is valid for seven days and can be bought from tourist offices around the city.


Copacabana

This famous Rio beach neighbourhood was just a small fishing village until a new highway changed the face of it sometime…

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Corcovado

The distinctive statue of Christ the Redeemer, arms spread to welcome the world, is the symbol of Rio de Janeiro and…

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Estádio do Maracanã

Proudly hosting the opening and closing matches of the 2014 Soccer World Cup, and still the largest soccer stadium on…

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Ipanema

Immortalised in a popular song, 'The girl from Ipanema', this part of Rio offers not only a legendary beach, but numerous…

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Rocinha

Even though Rio de Janeiro is one of the world's foremost holiday destinations, boasting great beaches, vibrant night-life,…

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Santa Teresa

Having had their fill of the beach, tourists seeking the 'real Rio de Janeiro' should make a beeline for one of its most…

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Sugar Loaf

The summit of Rio's unique 1,299 foot high (396m) belvedere, named Sugar Loaf because of its resemblance to the loaves…

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