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Rio de Janeiro Landmarks and Historic sites

Rio de Janeiro attractions: monuments and popular sights



Landmarks and Historic sites


1 Christ the Redeemer
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Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ. It is situated on Corcovado Mountain, 700 meters above the sea level, in Rio de Janeiro. The statue is 38 meters high, 8 of which are part of the...

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Jardim Botânico and Lagoa
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Walking around Jardim Botânico (Botanical Garden), walking under the shadows of alleys of palms, breathing the clean air and the peace of tree-lined streets is one of the most indicated programmes to scape from the heat. Walking...

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Sambodromo
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The Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro is one of the focal points of the city during the period of carnival, the structure also gets to hold 90 thousand people crowding the stands to watch the parades of samba schools in...

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The Metropolitan Cathedral
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The Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, entitled to Sao Sebastiao (San Sebastian) is one of the most “eccentric” sacred buildings in the world: from the conical shape, in fact, the structure is...

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Corcovado
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Watching the city from high up Corcovado, where Christ is, with open arms above Guanabara bay. You can get to the lookout by car or by a tourist little train that climbs up the hill crossing the forest.

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Best Places
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Seeing everything in Brazil in mere two days is quite impossible, and so a tourist needs to concentrate on a specific city in order to enjoy his stay. Rio de Janeiro is an excellent choice and has some of the best...

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Infrastructure
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The city also offers excellent hotels and tourism agencies. There is a good communication and installation system appropriate for every nature events, like the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in 1992, concentrating ...

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Packing List
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Ipanema Beach offers bright sunshine, fresh unpolluted blue water and lots and lots of fun. The weather is dry and warm so it is advisable to use light weight natural fibre clothes; T-shirts, cargo shorts, Bermudas and bikinis for the...

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Pão De Açúcar
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Another postal card on Rio de Janeiro is a hill in the entrance of Guanabara bay. You can get there by a panoramic cable car that offers one of the most beautiful views on the city. Floresta da Tijuca (Tijuca's Forest) Very near to...

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Beaches
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Going to a beach in Rio is more than abandoning yourself in the sand and enjoying the sea. It’s walking, bicycling, meeting friends, watching the sunset, appreciating the walk around in the walkway, drinking coconut water or a very ...

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Carnival
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To visit the city in the Carnival period and to watch to so called “the biggest show in the planet”, the parade of the samba schools in the “Sambódromo”. It’s a spectacle with colours, music and...

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How to Get There
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Rio de Janeiro is 1150 km far from Brasilia and 420 km far from São Paulo. It’s has an enormous and modern International Airport, that receives flights from all over Brazil and the world. Galeão airport, next to the ...

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Museu De Arte Contemporânea
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Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, in Niterói city, in the opposite side of Guanabara bay. You can get to Niterói with ferries departing all time from the Rio city centre.

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Réveillon
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Staying in Copacabana during the réveillon and participating in one of the most beautiful collective parties in Rio. At midnight, the spectacle of fireworks begins, with white dressed people occupying the entire border getting ...

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tahir siddiqui
3/3/2014
Overall rating: 8
  What a lovely place, beutyfull sight seen and lot of things to do very nice weather, affordable place... Next  

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