Top 10 Tourist Attractions To Visit in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is commonly referred as Rio and it is the capital city of the state of Rio de Janeiro. The city has a lot of attraction sites and this has made it to be one of the most destinations that you can have a lot of activities to do while on holiday there. These are the top attractions that you can visit.

Christ The Redeemer – at the Corcovado peak which is 710 meters high is where the statue of Cristo Redentor stands gazing the city serenely with its arms stretched. In the world this concrete and soapstone statue is considered to be the largest designed in the genre. For the visitors to reach to the base of the summit they normally take a vertical cog train


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Copacabana is known to have more active vibe than its famous neighbor. At fort Copacabana there is a military base which has a wartime museum that is open to the public and it stands at one end of the beach. For most of the visitors they love strolling along the borders of the long beach(image by EM REFORMULAÇãO).

Ipanema – the bossa nova song The girl from Ipanema was the one that has made this beach to be famous and a tourist most popular spot today. Due to the beach being long, having arcing expanse of soft white sand and rolling waves the beach has managed to reach to the top as one of the Best beaches in the world in the last year’s list. Along the borders of the beach there are shops, restaurants as well as art galleries, theaters and clubs.

Sugarloaf Mountain – the mountain rises 400 meters and is above the mouth of bay of Guanabara. Visitors are able to crest via glass walled cable car called bondinho or teleferico as the mountain is a monolith of granite and quartz.

Jardim Botanico – it has more than 8000species of plants and is located to the west neighborhood of Lagoa. Many specimens are featured in the garden which includes avenues of towering palm trees and most of the visitors flock in the park to see the 600 species of Orchids.

Santa Teresa Neighborhood – it is perched on a hill and it overlooks harbor in the city. The neighborhood is well known for inviting visitors to stepping back in time and experiencing the elegance of Rio’s 19 century cobblestone streets and plantation mansions that has faded

Lapa Neighborhood

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At Centro downtown of Rio is where Lapa is located and it was once red light district of the city. Lapa is today well known for its vibrant nightlife and most of its architecture dates back to the 1800s and this provides a scenic backdrop to all festivities.(image by Rodrigo Soldon).

Tijuca National Park – in the world it is the largest urban forest and it covers a huge area of a mountainous landscape. To enjoy expansive views of Guanabara Bay and the city the visitors can hike to the highest peak of Rio

Maracana Stadium – this one of the most important landmark in Rio and this is because soccer is a very important sport in Brazil. The stadium was at one time the world’s highest capacity football venue and it could hold almost 200,000 people when it was opened in 1950.

Lagoa Neighborhood – In Zona Sul district Lagoa happens to be the most exclusive neighborhood and also third most expensive in South America. Lagoa also is the home to the Lagoa Rodrigode Freitas which is a large lagoon.

Visiting Rio de Janeiro attractions you will have a great experience especially their sandy beaches, soaring mountains and harbors you will definitely miss to be there each and every day.


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