RIO DE JANEIRO
RIO DE JANEIRO
Rio de Janeiro: a marvelous city
Rio de Janeiro (or simply – Rio) is a massive Brazilian city and one of the top tourist attraction in the world. Located on a South Atlantic seaside, in a unique bay with recognizable mountain Corcovado with Christ the Redeemer statue on top, Rio is true symbol of Brazil. Sandy beaches that stretch for kilometers around the seaside are crowded with tourists and locals year around and famous Carnival brings millions every February and March to enjoy samba and elaborate costumes and decorations.
National pastime – football, is another symbol of Brazil and even more of Rio, where iconic Maracanã Stadium is hosting for decades unforgettable matches, both local and international.
Main attractions in Rio de Janeiro
There are plenty of attractions in Rio de Janeiro, both inside the city and in immediate surroundings. We are listing here only top 20-25 of them.
Christ the Redeemer. World famous Christ statue atop a mountain in Rio de Janeiro. Recognized symbol of Rio and Brazil, globally, accessible by train. Sugarloaf Mountain. A 396m tall peak on a peninsula in Rio de Janeiro, recognizable landmark. Accessible by a cableway and offering spectacular views. Copacabana. Famous beach and a neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro. A crescent-shaped beach with white sands is very popular destination for both tourists and locals.
Ipanema. A neighborhood and a beach in south Rio de Janeiro. Chic and fashionable area, popular with tourists. Corcovado. Landmark mountain in Rio de Janeiro, offering panoramic views. Famous for Christ the Redeemer statue on the top. Escadaria Selaron. Iconic work of art stairway in Rio de Janeiro, covered with hand painted mosaic tiles. Created by artist Jorge Selarón.
Santa Teresa. Popular hilltop neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, filled with art galleries, boutique hotels, cocktail bars, and charming restaurants. Lapa. Bohemian quarter in Rio de Janeiro, famous for Samba parties, live music clubs, dance halls and vintage and antique shopping. Leblon. Neighborhood and a beach in Rio de Janeiro. Trendy beach with high end restaurants, cafes and shopping.
Top things to do in Rio de Janeiro
There are numerous attractions that we didn’t mentioned in our list as this is a quick spotlight, but if you have time for some additional activities, we can recommend following: go for a panoramic tour of the city, enjoy Rio by night with some local dinner or dance show, and you can also have crash course of samba dancing yourself, you might discover some hidden talents!
Festivals and events in Rio de Janeiro
Interesting facts about Rio de Janeiro
Best time for flights to Rio de Janeiro
The peak season for flights to Rio De Janeiro is February, April and June. The low season for purchasing tickets is August, September and October.
Rio De Janeiro is served by these airports: Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) and Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim (GIG) International Airport. Direct flights to Rio De Janeiro are offered by 20 airlines.
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