Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Attractions

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Maracana Stadium

4.5 star rating: Recommended 38 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 666 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 581 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 581 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

Parque Lage

Those who have already been enchanted by the Jardim Bôtanico, but are looking for a less popular venue, will find a tranquil paradise at Parque Lage. ...  Read more

Petropolis

4 star rating: Recommended 33 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 210 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

Prainha Beach

Prainha Beach, one of Rio’s best kept secrets, consists of a secluded bay, forested hills and beach restaurants with fresh fish and seafood on the menu. ...  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 655 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

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

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 426 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 61 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

Saara Shopping District

Like every paradise for bargain hunters, the Saara Shopping District is a maze where you can find anything and everything. Be it t-shirts with witty print, ...  Read more

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