Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Attractions

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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

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

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

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

Copacabana Beach (Praia de Copacabana)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 52 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

Corcovado

4 star rating: Recommended 571 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

Guanabara Bay

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

A vast oceanic inlet flanked by the looming peaks of Sugarloaf Mountain and Papagaio Peak and dotted with over 100 islands, Guanabara Bay provides a dramatic ...  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

Lapa Neighborhood

The most bohemian of Rio de Janeiro’s neighborhoods, vibrant Lapa is best known for its eclectic music scene, with an abundance of bars, clubs and venues ...  Read more

Leblon Beach

Fronting one of Rio’s wealthiest and most exclusive neighborhoods, Leblon Beach is a slightly quieter alternative to its neighbor Ipanema. Separated from ...  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 544 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

National Fine Arts Museum

4 star rating: Recommended 476 Reviews

Set in an impressive neoclassical building in downtown Rio de Janeiro that harkens back to an era when the city was a national—and imperial—capital, the ...  Read more

National Library

4 star rating: Recommended 476 Reviews

Holding over 9 million volumes within its stacks and archives, Brazil’s extensive National Library (Biblioteca Nacional) is the largest library in Latin ...  Read more

Palacio do Catete

The imposing Palacio do Catete was Brazil’s presidential palace from 1894 until 1960 when Brasilia became the capital of Brazil. The buildings now house ...  Read more

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