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Rio de Janeiro Attractions

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Ipanema Beach (Praia de Ipanema)

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 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

Leme Beach (Praia do Lemo)

Leme Beach is a natural extension of famous Copacabana, although unlike its popular, high profile neighbor, Leme Beach is a calm stretch of sand where ...  Read more

Maracana Stadium

4.5 star rating: Recommended 40 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

Mirante Dona Marta

The Mirante Dona Marta literally translates to ‘lookout,’ and visitors to the site will get just that — an incredible view of some of Rio de Janeiro’s best ...  Read more

Morro da Urca

4 star rating: Recommended 586 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

Morro Dois Irmaos

Named for its double peaks, Rio de Janeiro’s Morro Dois Irmaos translates to the “Hill of Two Brothers.” The city is famous for its views, especially from ...  Read more

National Fine Arts Museum

4 star rating: Recommended 586 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 586 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. The ...  Read more

Petropolis

4 star rating: Recommended 35 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 213 Reviews

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

Praca Quinze

Standing in the center of Praca Quinze is a way to literally and symbolically stand at the center of Brazilian history. It was here that Brazil declared ...  Read more

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