Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

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  • 1. Christ The Redeemer, Corcovado

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is probably the most famous attraction in Rio De Janeiro which is called Christ the Redeemer who has overlooked the city and the beautiful beaches of Rio since 1931. Paul Landowski, a French...

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  • 2. Sugarloaf Mountain - Pão de Açucar

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    One of the references of Rio de Janeiro, this enormous rock provides marvellous views over town, making mandatory the trip to its top. However, if you are coming from the breathtaking Corcovado, as...

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  • 3. Copacabana

    I was mugged within the first few hours of arrival, outside of one of the best hotels on the strip. Lots of people witnessed, yet no one went after the thief. A few days later, some gypsy-type...

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  • 4. Ipanema

    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...

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  • 5. Carnaval

    I was lucky enough to attend the carnival in Rio back in 1982 when the samba schools practiced throughout the night along the Avenida Blanco. The samba schools would start up just after 7 pm and would...

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  • 6. Downtown

    I did a free walking tour of downtown Rio, which took me to all the landmarks, including Selaron steps, cinelandia, lapa, the municipal theatre, the national library, cathedral and more. There is a...

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  • 7. Maracanã Soccer Stadium

    Any football fan would want to take a tour of the Maracana Stadium which costs R30 these days, but when i visited the stadium in 1982 it cost a fraction of the price. The capacity today is only 78,639...

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  • 8. Botanical Garden

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 9. Santa Teresa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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,...

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  • 10. Tijuca Forest

    Please , dont waste the opportunity of admire our green areas. The Tijuca forest is part of the Tijuca National Park , the biggest forest park into an urban area , in the whole world. This is the...

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  • 11. Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Every day, even before the first rays of sun, it welcomes its first guests: rowers, cyclists, joggers. Little by little, others join in: babies, mothers, nannies, sailors, lovers. All of them a...

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  • 12. Arpoador Beaches and Rocks

    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...

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  • 13. Favelas

    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...

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  • 14. Candelária Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 15. Arcos da Lapa

    4 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 16. Tours

    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...

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  • 17. Parks

    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...

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  • 18. Samba

    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...

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  • 19. Leblon

    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...

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  • 20. Botafogo

    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...

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  • 21. Catedral Metropolitana

    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...

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  • 22. Mosteiro de Sao Bento

    I arrived to this church and monastery first walking and then by lift. It was 10AM. Inside there were many people (I arrived on Sunday). Being Catholic I participated in the Mass service. They...

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  • 23. Beach Activities

    All five pictures were taken on the same beach in the western part of Rio , Praia da Barra da Tijuca along Avenida Sernambetiba.... And all my six kids are present , whether 10 , 11 years ago or just...

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  • 24. Quinta da Boa Vista Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Ceramics from Seculo XVI and XIX. The Macacu 2 site is the one with the highest concentration of fine earthenware and stoneware. Linked to a period between the mid-eighteenth century until the late...

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  • 25. Hang Gliding in Rio

    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...

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