Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Attractions

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Petropolis

4 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

Petropolis was the mountain getaway for the imperial court, popular in summer when the coast became hot and muggy. Nestled 3,000ft (800m) high in the  Serra ...  Read more

Plataforma

4 star rating: Recommended 169 Reviews

It might not be Carnaval time in Rio but it is always Carnaval time at Platforma. This lively Brazilian restaurant is where to get your fix of razzle and ...  Read more

Rio de Janeiro Cruise Port

Already known as one of the world’s most vibrant cities, Rio de Janeiro will likely see its popularity continue to soar as it hosts the 2014 World Cup and the ...  Read more

Rio Niteroi Bridge

4 star rating: Recommended 565 Reviews

Connecting the distant shores of Guanabara Bay—the wide expanse of water bordering Rio to the east that the first Portuguese explorers in Brazil assumed to be ...  Read more

Rio Scenarium

Credited with kick-starting the now-legendary music scene of Rio’s Lapa district, the world renowned Rio Scenarium is one of the city’s most popular venues, ...  Read more

Rodrigo de Freitas Lake

4 star rating: Recommended 399 Reviews

Situated at the heart of Zona Sul and all but completely separated from the Atlantic Ocean by the upscale district of Ipanema, Rodrigo de Freitas Lake has been ...  Read more

Ruins Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 42 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

Sambadrome

4 star rating: Recommended 516 Reviews

At Carnival time the Sambadrome is the heartbeat of Rio de Janiero. A 3,000ft (700m) stretch of road designed as a 90,000 capacity parade area with stadium ...  Read more

Santa Marta Favela

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

The first of the city’s “pacified” (police-controlled) favelas, Santa Marta is one of the few that is safe and accessible to tourists, with tours aimed at ...  Read more

Sao Bento Monastery

4.5 star rating: Recommended 52 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

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

Statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor)

4 star rating: Recommended 646 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

Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar)

4 star rating: Recommended 558 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

Teatro Municipal

4 star rating: Recommended 509 Reviews

Having reopened in 2010 after an exhaustive $35 million renovation, the stunning Teatro Municipal in downtown Rio de Janeiro looks as well-crafted and ...  Read more

Tijuca National Park

4 star rating: Recommended 336 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

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