Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Attractions

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Tijuca National Park

4 star rating: Recommended 667 Reviews

A lush Atlantic rainforest, Tijuca National Park is an absolute wonder it is the world’s largest urban forest which covers 12.4mi² (32km²) and was a result ...  Read more

Statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor)

4 star rating: Recommended 580 Reviews

Keeping a watchful eye over the people of Rio de Janeiro, the Statue of Christ the Redeemer (or Cristo Redentor) sits atop Corcovado 2,300 feet (700 ...  Read more

Corcovado

4 star rating: Recommended 578 Reviews

The view from Corcovado provides a thrilling panorama of Rio de Janeiro and is a great way for visitors to orientate themselves in the sprawling seaside ...  Read more

Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar)

4 star rating: Recommended 488 Reviews

You’ll see stunning views of Rio from atop Sugar Loaf Mountain (or Pão de Acúcar) which rises at the point where Guanabara Bay meets the Atlantic ...  Read more

Copacabana Beach (Praia de Copacabana)

4 star rating: Recommended 53 Reviews

Copocabana Beach, or Praia de Copacabana, is the Rio de Janeiro of the tourist brochures and deservedly so. It’s a breath-taking 2.5mi (4.5 km) stretch of ...  Read more

Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico)

4 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Idyllic and serene among the bustle of Rio the Botanic Gardens - or Jardim Botanico - are a delightful place to soak up the beauty of both Amazonian and ...  Read more

Ipanema Beach (Praia de Ipanema)

4 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Charming and chic, Ipanema Beach (Praia de Ipanema) is the richer and ritzier sister of the also infamous Copacabana beach. Ipanema backs onto a fancy ...  Read more

Angra Dos Reis

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

With miles of white sand beaches, aquamarine waters and a backdrop of forested mountains, Angra dos Reis, or the Bay of Kings, is as impressive as its name ...  Read more

Selarón Staircase (Escadaria Selarón)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Decorated with over 2,000 brightly colored tiles in the colors of the Brazilian flag, the Selarón Staircase (Escadaria Selarón) is one of Rio’s most ...  Read more

Church of Our Lady of Candelaria

4.5 star rating: Recommended 51 Reviews

Once the tallest structure in all of Rio de Janeiro, the Church of Our Lady of Candelaria, with its striking combination of Baroque, Neoclassical, and ...  Read more

Sao Bento Monastery

4.5 star rating: Recommended 51 Reviews

From the outside, the Sao Bento Monastery and the Church of Nossa Senhora de Montserrat appear to be unassuming and even a bit austere, a nod to 16th century ...  Read more

Chacara do Ceu Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

Situated in a sleek, chic modernist house in Santa Teresa, Rio’s bohemian quarter, the Chacara do Ceu Museum houses part of the vast art collection of the late ...  Read more

Ruins Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

Don’t let the name fool you—Ruins Park, or Parque das Ruinas in Portuguese—isn’t just some abandoned relic of a bygone era. Well, the venue had been the ...  Read more

Maracana Stadium

4.5 star rating: Recommended 27 Reviews

The gigantic Maracanã Stadium was built to open the 1950 World Cup.  It holds the record for the largest attendance at a World cup final as 199,854 ...  Read more

Morro da Urca

4 star rating: Recommended 546 Reviews

Sitting in the shadow of big brother and Rio de Janeiro icon, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Morro da Urca is just as important if only because the cable car trip up ...  Read more

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