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What to see in Rio De Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro Attractions

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

A visit to Rio de Janeiro would not be complete without the obligatory visits to Sugar Loaf Mountain and the statue of Christ the Redeemer â€' one of the New7Wonders of the World and Rio de Janeiro's most famous landmark. Ipanema is the place to go for sun worshippers, where miles of white beaches await and shopping opportunities abound.

We highly recommend exploring the cobblestone streets of downtown Centro, Lapa and Santa Teresa, and, when the sun starts dipping below the horizon, sipping on caipirinha cocktails and singing along to the hit Barry Manilow tune in Copacabana.

Sports lovers should head down to the Estádio do Maracanã to take in a soccer match, although they should know that the atmosphere can be fierce and extremely charged.

We'd advise that those tourists planning on a prolonged visit research different pass packages for Rio de Janeiro. These might help curb the admission prices of the various tourist attractions and help save on public transport costs. Travellers should check out all available options to find a package that suits them best.


This famous Rio beach neighbourhood was just a small fishing village until a new highway built in the early 1900s brought crowds of visitors to its golden shores. The Copacabana Palace Hotel…

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The iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer, arms spread to welcome the world, is the world-famous symbol of Rio de Janeiro. It stands atop a mountain 2,330 feet (710m) above the beaches below, and is…

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Estádio do Maracanã

Even for non-football fans, São Paulo's Museu do Futebol is a must-see. The Brazilian team has unquestionably been the sport's most successful and exciting national football team, and the Seleção…

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Immortalised in song, this Rio neighbourhood offers a legendary beach, excellent hotels, a bustling nightlife, sophisticated shopping and quality restaurants, all within walking distance of each other.…

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A tour through the sprawling urban township (favela) of Rocinha caters to those who wish to get to grips with the social reality facing most Brazilians in Rio de Janeiro. Thankfully, tours…

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Santa Teresa

Having had their fill of the beach, tourists who want to experience 'the real Rio de Janeiro' should make a beeline for one of its most iconic neighbourhoods, Santa Teresa. Located at the top of Santa…

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Sugar Loaf

An iconic fixture of the Rio skyline, Sugarloaf Mountain is known worldwide for its sweeping views of the city below. The summit of the 1,299 foot high (396m) belvedere can be reached by a two-stage…

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