Top 25 Places in Rio de Janeiro


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1 – Christ The Redeemer

Christ The Redeemer (in Portuguese, Cristo Redentor), a monument of Jesus Christ, is a symbol of Christianity that became one of the most internationally recognized icons of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. It is the second biggest statue of Christ in the world with 38 meters high, and 710 meters of the Corcovado Hill, and 30 metres (98 ft) wide. It weighs See more

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2 – Ipanema Beach

One of the most famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro, Ipanema is an urban beach that has a broad band of soft sand, with relatively strong waves. Symbol of music, art and bohemia, with the Morro Dois Irmãos in the background, from there you can have one of the finest views of the city. Throughout its history, the beauty and charm of this beach See more

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3 – Real Gabinete Português de Leitura

The Real Gabinete Português de Leitura (in English: Royal Portuguese Reading Room) has the largest and most valuable literary of Portuguese outside Portugal. Constructed between 1880 and 1887, it has more than 350,000 volumes in a library, fully computerized, which brings together rare books from the XVI, XVII and See more

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4 – Niterói Contemporary Art Museum

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Niterói (MAC Niterói) is a museum located in the city of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro. Designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer, the MAC has become one of the postcards of the city. Built in 1996, the architectural complex stands out on the landscape by the boldness of its contemporary features ofSee more

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5 – Copacabana Beach

Copacabana Beach (in Portuguese, Praia de Copacabana), considered one of the most famous beaches in the world, is a mix of tradition, glamor and glory. Bounded by the Atlantic Avenue, it is home to large events such as world championships of beach soccer and volleyball, the stage of concerts that bring together millions of people and the See more

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6 – Parque Lage

The Lage Park (in Portuguese, Parque Lage) stretches up the Corcovado Massif hiilside for 52 hectares with many species endemic to the Atlantic Rainforest, in the Tijuca National Park. Access is through double gates, with winding driveways lined with Imperial palms leading to the mansion. A perfect replica of a palazzo romano See more

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7 – Carnival Rio de Janeiro

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is a world famous festival held before Lent every year and considered the biggest carnival in the world. The carnival parade is filled with people and floats from various samba schools. The purpose of the parade is for samba schools to compete with fellow rival schools. Each school chooses a theme to try and See more

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8 – Rio de Janeiro Theatre

One of the most beautiful buildings of Rio de Janeiro, the Teatro Municipal of Rio de Janeiro is the leading playhouse in Brazil and one of the most important in South America. Opened in 1909, the theatre receives the major international and Brazilian artists, from dance, music and opera. Its architecture and decoration is amazingSee more

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9 – Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

The Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden (in Portuguese: Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro) is one of the great tropical botanical gardens and arboretums of the world and one of the most beautiful and best-preserved green areas in the city. The 140-hectare park lies at the foot of the Corcovado Mountain and is an example of the ..See more

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10 – Sugar Loaf Mountain

The Sugar Loaf Mountain is one of the most important natural, historical and touristic landmark of the city of Rio de Janeiro. With its unusual warhead shape, the Sugarloaf Mountain (in Portuguese, Pão de Açúcar) is a monolithic mountain of granite and quartz that rises at the mouth of Guanabara Bay. Its name is said to refer toSee more

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11 – Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro

The Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro (Portuguese: Catedral Metropolitana do Rio de Janeiro or Catedral de São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro), built between 1964 and 1979, is dedicated to Saint Sebastian, the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro. With a standing-room capacity of 20,000 people, its 106 metres internal diameter and its 96 metres highSee more

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12 – Vista Chinesa

Vista Chinesa is a monument that is located at 380 meters high in the Tijuca Forest, at the ascent of the Alto da Boa Vista. Famous for having an oriental style gazebo, with spectacular views of the city of Rio de Janeiro, it won an award in China as the best Chinese portal outside this country. Its name dates from the reign of D. João VI See more

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13 – Mosteiro de São Bento

The greatest wealth of the São Bento Monastery ( Mosteiro de São Bento) in Rio de Janeiro is the baroque church of Our Lady of Montserrat, completed in 1798. The facade has a mannerist style, with three arches at the entrance and a triangular pediment. Two towers topped by pyramidal pinnacles flank the entrance. Passing the entranceSee more

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