Rio de Janeiro is a city of many amazing attractions, interesting historical sites, gorgeous beaches and wide variety of different museums. Above we have listed some of the must-see attractions, in our opinion!
Christ the Redeemer
This statue is probably the most well known landmark of the city, it was completed in 1931, and it is the second largest statue of Christ in the world. It is standing on a peak over 2 000 feet high where the view over the city is breathtaking. You can purchase tickets to go up to the statue and get views of him and the city!
Interested in aviation, engineering or simply Brazil’s history? – This museum is incredible, there are 128 airplanes and replicates built by pioneer Santos Dumond who is known to be the “Father of Aviation”.
Botanical Gardens, or Jardim Botanico, in Rio, is the biggest green area in the city. It is over two centuries old and it is full of Brazilian as well as foreign plant species. The area has a lot of ponds, fountains, statues as well as spaces to relax. You can also enjoy art exhibitions at the site.
Alemão Cable Car
Would you like to experience a different kind of a view of the city? – The Alemão Cable Car is definitely something worth experiencing! The cable car goes 3,5 km high and you can see the Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain and the Maracanã Stadium, from the top of this favela.
This four kilometer long beach offers water activities, beach volleyball, sun bathing chairs and most importantly the beach itself, although man-made, is breathtakingly beautiful. Enjoy the sunset in one of the amazing beach bars or Arpoador rock or have dinner at one of the restaurants located on the beach boulevard.
Internationally famous for the song, “Girl from Ipanema,” the beach is home to renown restaurants, bars, clubs and shops, but first and foremost – the magnificent beach.The beach is known for its social life and ambience. Offers world-class surfing, beach activities, beach shacks selling drinks, snacks, and wonderful people watching!
A more exclusive and sophisticated option to Ipanema Beach. Located in one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods in the city Leblon offers high-end hotels, restaurants and nightclubs.
Barra da Tijuca
A less crowded option to the popular beaches of “Copacabana” and “Ipanema.” Beautiful and clean beaches with crystal blue water that offers a wide selection of restaurants in a trendy part of town.
Tijuca National Park
The lush rainforest is claimed to be the world’s largest urban forest and offers visitors spectacular views of “Christ the Redeemer,” nearby waterfalls, and incredible picnic areas. The forest was planted to secure the water supply for Rio’s future inhabitants and is still a great provider of fresh water in the city.
A Neighbourhood located on the Santa Teresa Hill, near Rio’s city center, is famous for being an artistic hotspot with its many art galleries, cute bars, and studios. The picturesque cobblestone streets, active tram and artsy vibe help to give the neighbourhood its bohemian character.
Head to the Lapa neighbourhood for a true taste of Rio nightlife and samples of architecture from “Old Rio.” This is where you’ll find the hip bars, samba clubs, lively culture and eclectic restaurants. Don’t miss the world-famous “Escadaria Selarón” or “Carioca Aqueduct.”
Flamengo park is one of the biggest public and recreational areas in the city, and it is located along the Guanabara Bay. The park is the location of Rio de Janeiro’s Museum of Modern Art, Carmen Miranda Museum and the Monument to the Dead of World War II.