Estado do Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

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Estado do Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

  • Christ The Redeemer, Corcovado

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    This is it! My soul remaining shot of the Corcovado. Oh well to be honest my other shots were done late in the afternoon and against the sun. Unfortunately I lost most of my shots of the Christ the Redeemer in a camera mishap. The Corcovado and the statue of Christ the Redeemer (in Portuguese Christo Redentor) that sits on top of it, is certainly...

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  • Sugar Loaf - Pão de Açucar

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    Another must in Rio is visiting Pao de Acucar or Sugar Loaf mountain. There are two seperate parts to it, so you need to take two cable cars. The cost is quite high though, and if you want you can just pay for one return ride. The views are pretty special, keep an eye out for the monkeys and the birds.

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  • Carnaval

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    I don’t know what to say about Rio-Carnival.Net. We purchased tickets with them and ordered to be delivered to the hotel. I got an envelope at the Hotel Ibiza after waiting for two hours at lobby to realize the tickets were misplaced. The tickets were supposed to be for Sunday and instead we got Monday tickets. We called and called and could never...

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  • Copacabana

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    Copacabana’s fame attracts cariocas and tourists (excuse me, travelers) alike. The first go there to show off - muscles or other soft tissue while the second go to see the show. The time I went was not the most blessed with balmy weather but there was still some action. Unfortunately, construction was under way which meant that large tract of the...

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  • Maracanã Soccer Stadium

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    The main address of world sports, in the years to come, is Maracanã Stadium, most important venue for WC 2014 (as it was on 1950) and Olympics 2016. It's out of the touristic South Zone, but deserves a visit - maybe watching a footbaal match there, what about it? Most of the tickets and matches to come are announced here:...

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  • Ipanema

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    Ipanema, Copacabana or Leblon, for an out comer, are just names of successive areas of this beach (with Arpoador in the middle, standing as a geological "accident") . We stayed in Leblon, and walking to Copacabana, along Ipanema, allowed us to see how everybody gathers in the "Calçadão", the long and large foot way along the beaches.

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  • Tijuca Forest

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    Parque Nacional de Tijuca is the largest area of urban rainforest in the world, and is testament to the huge success of a reforestation scheme from the Brazilian government. When the Portuguese arrived, the area which is now the city of Rio was covered by dense green tropical forest. As the city grew the trees were felled and the timber used in...

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  • Downtown

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    There are several distinct areas worth visiting Downtown, and they are perfectly suitable for walking tours (see safety). Many of the ancient buildings have been turned into cultural centers, shops, and restaurants. As the surroundings were not fully preserved, you may spot a landmark church squished amidst skyscrapers. These are contrasts typical...

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  • Santa Teresa

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    Hiding in the hills above the energetic Lapa, the winding roads of the Santa Teresa district are a great destination for those looking to spend time away from Rio’s beaches. Its collection of cafes, art shops and eclectic restaurants mean that it’s oft touted bohemian reputation is well earned. Unfortunately the Santa Teresa is not currently...

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  • Botanical Garden

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    Does it make sense, a tropical garden in a tropical town? Of course it does. Profiting the natural easy to grow and maintain decorative plants (from Brazil and elsewhere) in that weather, the Botanic garden is well conceived, and shows an extremely richness of well developed plants. Almost with 200 years of existence, it is considered one of...

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  • Samba

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    Every Monday, rain or shine, there is an outdoor Samba bloco. As the story goes, this neighborhood was home to many of the original port workers due to its proximity. The large influx of Africans fostered the first samba in Rio. Therefore the samba schools in this area have a little more traditional sound and a longer history. Every Monday, a band...

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  • Hang Gliding in Rio

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    One of the bests adventures in RIO DE JANEIRO Brasil is the TANDEM FLIGHT , a flight over the biggest urban forest in the world and landing in the beach. Adrenaline and beautifull........i recomend...it was the very best experience i ever had outside.....see pictures in .... www.fotolog.net/fly_over_rio and the...

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  • Favelas

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    Cariocafreeculture is a unique project that will hopefully start many new beginnings here in Rio. They offer a beginners Português class titled : favela ghetto slang, offering the basics to get around Rio for your first time, including local slangs. Class is held in a modest home in the favela community Vidigal, with a tour of the community after...

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  • Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    Lagoa is not very visited by tourists but it´s one of the most pleasant neighbourhoods in Rio and a real nice place to go and meet cariocas and relax if you get tired of the hustle and bustle of the big city. Lagoa means lagoon in portugese and that is just what it is. It´s a laggon that is connected to the sea with a couple of little canals and...

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  • Leblon

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    The least known of the central beaches of Rio de Janeiro, Leblon is referenced as the safest but the most expensive. Well, safe it was, expensive... one thing are the patterns for locals, the other is for tourists. For us, the price is generally higher, no matter the country and town that you visit. So, there was no reason to sacrifice the...

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  • Arcos da Lapa

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    The Carioca Aqueduct, known as Arcos da Lapa by the locals, was built in 1750 & is found in the city centre. It was originally built to bring fresh water to the city centre. However it was deactivated in the late 19th century as new ways to bring in water were developed. In 1896 the arches were adapted to serve as a bridge to carry the Bondinho...

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  • Arpoador Beaches and Rocks

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    On my first day in Rio, after a nice little swim at Ipanema Beach, we decided to go watch the sunset at Arpoador. It turned out to be a good idea! Arpoador offers a great view of the sunset in an idyllic setting. One on side, you got the sand and surf of Ipanema Beach, and the other the Atlantic Ocean. The best part is it's free! This would be a...

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  • Tours

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    i had an eight hour lay over in rio one time and i just took a bus to copacabana directly from the airport. the bus swung all throughout rio (not through the favela) so i got to see a lot more than i would have seen by taking a cab directly to copa. there are favela tours and general sight seeing tours, although i cannot vouch for any particular...

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  • Botafogo

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    When Rio was the capital of Brazil, Botafogo was the location of most of the embassies. The neighbourhood's old mansions were thus spared destruction which preserved the area's old charms. It remains today as a high end residential area located between Copacabana, Flamengo and Pão de Açucar (Sugarloaf Mountain). Botafogo has a beautiful small beach...

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  • Barra da Tijuca Beaches

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    I really don't see the appeal of Copacabana or even Ipanema and Leblon. They're on a busy and bustling street, very crowded and you have to be very cautious of your surroundings. However, if you go down the coast past, Leblon you will eventually come to Barra de Tijuca (there's another beach before this one that looked even better) that is really...

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  • Rio Zoo

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    The zoo (founded in 1888) at Quinta da Boa Vista, behind the natural history museum is well worth a visit. There are over 2,500 animals distributed in different areas according to their geographical origin including many Brazilian animals of which several are endangered species. As you walk in the entrance there's a large walk-in aviary that...

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  • Candelária Church

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    Well, everybody knows that I am very proud about Brazil and Rio which is my city, I am not proud but I am always in love...and Candelaria is one of the greatest jewels of Rio, it is in the heart of the city centre for you to see! Easy to find, and during the day, it is pretty safe to walk around! NOVEMBER 2005

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  • Plataforma

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    2 hour show for $38.50. A variety of Brazilian traditional dances, such as samba and rhumba. Yes there are dancing girls with tall things on their heads. BUT they also have guys that do some sort of acrobatics. It's pretty neat. Apparently you can reserve a dinner there too, but I didn't do that.

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  • Urca

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    We went for a long walk in Rio and ended up in the Urca Neighbourhood. A place with great historical significance because it was here where Estácio de Sá in the middle of the 16th century founded Rio de Janeiro. Urca is one of the smallest neighbourhoods of Rio, but home of three hills (Morro da Urca, Morro Pão de Açúcar, and Morro Cara de Cao)...

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  • Helicopter Ride

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    That was the best thing that we have done by far in Rio and was just mindblowing!!loved every second of he tour..Rio from high is even more beautiful than from the beach, Sugar Loaf, Corcovado or the hills. cant describe into words the beauty and excitement!

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  • Petrobras Building

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    Getúlio Dornelles Vargas was Brazil's president for some 18 years over two spells in the 1930's to his suicide in 1954. He did a lot for the country such as major industralisation and development and also created the oil company, Petrobras. This large circular underground memorial features his life in words (in both Portuguese and English) and...

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  • Museu Nacional de Belas Artes

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    To be honest I did not come to Rio De Janeiro thinking that it would have much to offer in terms of art or painting. I knew very little of Brazilian art however I am always willing to explore. The Museu Nacional de Belas Artes is suppose to have a passable collection of European art but during my visit the rooms holding these was closed for...

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  • Catedral Metropolitana

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    Very few buildings in Rio divide opinion as much as the Catedral Metropolitana, also known as the Catedral de Sao Sebastiao. An enormous concrete cone covered in tiny rectangular windows, the building intrigues some visitors and repels others. Designed by Edgar de Oliveira da Fonseca, the city's modernist cathedral cannot be fully appreciated from...

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  • Lapa District

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    Lapa is a neighborhood famous for its Bohemian culture. It is well known for its architecture, the most famous monument being the Arcos da Lapa. The Passeio Publico is the first public park built in the city, which is another popular attraction of the neighborhood. Lapa is known for its lively social scene and cultural events. The neighborhood has...

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  • Boat Trips

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    From Marina da Glória you can make an awsome trip to the isles that you usally only see at the horizont of the sea from Ipanema or Leblon. There is for example Macuco Rio which offers this boat trip with high speed boats. It is really fun! The best thing is definitively the view you get from the marvellous city by sea. They make little breaks...

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  • Museu da República

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    President Getulio Vargas commited suicide inside the Palácio do Catete on the 24th August 1954. He had enemies in the armed forces and one of his bodyguards fired shots at a journalist who was unharmed. However, an air force officer guarding him was killed which prompted the armed forces to demand Vargas' resignation. Vargas' reponse was to take...

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  • National History Museum

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    The Museo Historico Nacional (or Museum of National History) is probably the best place to get a good overview of the 500 year history of Brazil. It is held in a formidable building that was once an arsenal and then a military prison for slaves. The museum takes you on a chronological tour through Brazil's starting with the first visit by...

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  • Pista Claudio Coutinho

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    But you can play at the bottom of Sugar Loaf mountain...This is one of the secret of the city...You just think you take the cable car and that is it! Noooooo, you can play around and feel the powerful fresh air of the forest! The OCEAN FOREST as they say...ther eis a trail which the militaries take care, it is called PISTA CLAUDIO COUTINHO. I go...

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  • Mirante Dona Marta

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    When you are hungry eat a loaf!!! hahahahaha There is a hill in the way to theChrist Statue called Dona Marta where you can see many interesting parts of Rio, from there you can see how gorgeous our Guanabara Bay is. I love stopping by before going to the Corcovado Mountain!

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  • Hippie Fair

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    Hippy Fair is a social and sociological event that began in the 1970s as a small collection of stalls selling handcrafts and since then it has turned into a blend of cultural affair and flea market. Now it is filled with jewelry, belts, an assortment of clothes, paintings and small decorative pieces. Open every Sunday from 9am to 5pm.

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  • Arco do Teles

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    One of my favorite tours is a simple stroll in the old part of Rio's Downtown, you can walk through very historical narrow streets of Arco dos Telles and see many architecture styles from the 3 different periods of brazilian history: THE COLONIAL TIMES, THE PORTUGUESE KINGDON, THE BRAZILIAN EMPIRE AND THE RECENT YEARS OF OUR REPUBLIC!

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  • Praias

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    I walked up the paved path that is just to the left of the beach and found it to be a nice realxing walk shaded by trees. If you look into these trees you will likely see little monkeys crawling around the braches, looking for a handout from the people walking by. It is a relaxing walk and monkeys are always good to see, a nice diversion before or...

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  • Theatres

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    Located near the National Library, the National Fine Arts Museum and the Pedro Ernesto Palace, the Municipal Theatre faces the spacious Cinelândia Square. Its attractive architectural design catches the eye, with its imposing facade, paralleled by the beauty of its interior decoration. Built of fine colored Carrara marble, bronze and onyx, it is...

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  • Other Cathedrals

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    This Evangelical cathedral is located to the west of the Santo Antonio Church and Monastery. It looks pretty modern inside and out. It does have a website which somehow shows it in a picture without the huge skyscrapper behind it. Either the building behind it was built since the picture was taken or someone has airbrushed it out is up to you to...

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  • Mosteiro de Sao Bento

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    When the weather does not help and it rains all day long, it is no use staying at home, we always have to find something to do, and maybe a good recommendation is visiting historic sites of Rio, one of the most impressive is the Sao Bento Monastary, it is a 1576 construction, a beautiful sample of our barroc art...the church is covered by gold, the...

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  • World War II Monument

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    Monumento aos Pracinhas is a memorial built to honour the Brazilians who died during World War II. The memorial contains the tomb of an unknown soldier as well as a small museum with military uniforms and other items from that era. The monument is located in Parque do Flamengo (officially called "Parque Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes"), just south of...

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  • Other Parks

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    This is one of two parks in Ipanema and is located directly opposite the church which lends it name to the park - Our Lady of Peace so the square is named Peace Square. The other park - Praca General Osorio features a market on a Sunday.

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  • Flamengo

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    Flamengo is a mostly residential neighbourhood situated between Botafogo and Centro. Its main feature is the Parque do Flamengo (officially called "Parque Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes"), a beautifully landscaped green park which borders the sea and has its own beach. The park was designed by Burle Marx, the famous landscape architect who also designed...

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  • Modern Art Museum

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    Um dos mais importantes museus do Brasil, contem um enorme acervo de pinturas, escultruras, gravuras e filmes. Tem uma localizacao privilegiada no Parque do Flamengo One of the most important museums in Brazil, it holds a lot pictures, paitings, esculptures and movies. It has a great location in Parque do Flamengo

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  • Igreja de Nossa

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    The church museum was founded in 1939 ready for the church's bicentennial. It contains objects such as documents, plates, chalices, paintings and furniture previously used for celebrating mass and other religious ceremonies. Admission: R$1.

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