Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro
The colourful carnival, the mighty Christ statue and 2016’s Olympics are just a few of the many wonderful perks Brazil’s second largest city flaunts to attract millions of tourists annually.
Top 10 Attractions of Rio de Janeiro
1. Christ the Redeemer: This iconic statue towers above the city of Rio, with its arms wide open, welcoming visitors from all over the world.
2.Copacabana Beach: The muse and inspiration for so many songs, Copacabana beach is one of the most sought after beaches in the world, which is no surprise give its white sandy coast and picturesque background.
3.Maracanã Stadium: The official football stadium of Rio has witnessed great sport historical events, and was host of the FIFA World Cup in 2014
4.Sugarloaf Mountain: Hop in one of the cable cars and journey up to the Sugar Mountain to take in the breath taking, panoramic view of the city.
5.Museum of Tomorrow: This futuristic building is a must for all science enthusiasts.
6.Selaron Steps: These colourful tile-covered steps are not only one of the symbols of Rio but were also served as backgrounds in several international commercials.
7.Corcovado: Yet another monumental hill that overlooks Rio and provides beautiful view of Copacabana beach.
8.Tijuca Forest: A mesmerising tropical rainforest situated in the metropolis of Rio. Enough said.
9.Municipal Theatre: One of the most prestigious buildings of Rio is the Municipal Theatre is an absolute hot spot of the city.
10.Barra Olympic Park: Home of 9 venues of the Rio Olympics, Barra Olympic Park is a great delight for visitors.
Good to know:
Dial code: +55
Transportation: Rio de Janeiro International Airport
When? / How long? Rio is amazing to visit anytime during the year, and since Brazil’s carnival city has so much to offer, a weekend is definitely not going to be enough.