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Statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1341 Reviews

Keeping a watchful eye over the people of Rio de Janeiro, the iconic Statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) sits atop Corcovado Mountain at 2,300 feet ...  Read more

Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 897 Reviews

It’s easy to see why Rio de Janeiro was nicknamed the “Marvelous City” when you’re gazing down at it from the heights of Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar). ...  Read more

Copacabana Beach (Praia de Copacabana)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Rio de Janeiro’s legendary Copacabana Beach evokes images of white-sand shores, sun-kissed volleyball players, tourists sipping agua de coco out of bright ...  Read more

Tijuca National Park

4 star rating: Recommended 249 Reviews

Prior to the 19th century, Rio de Janeiro was surrounded by Atlantic rain forest. Today, all that remains is the 13-square-mile (33-square-kilometer) jungle ...  Read more

Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico)

4 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

A serene, verdant oasis in the midst of bustling Rio de Janeiro, the city’s Botanical Garden (Jardim Botânico) offers a chance to see and learn about ...  Read more

Ipanema Beach (Praia de Ipanema)

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Although less famous than its nextdoor neighbor Copacabana Beach, Ipanema holds its own with quiet charm and considerably cleaner surroundings, and it does it ...  Read more

Chacara do Ceu Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 111 Reviews

Situated in a sleek, chic modernist house in Santa Teresa, Rio’s bohemian quarter, the Chacara do Ceu Museum houses part of the vast art collection of the late ...  Read more

Ruins Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 111 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

Selarón Staircase (Escadaria Selarón)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Decorated with over 2,000 brightly colored tiles in the colors of the Brazilian flag, the Selarón Staircase (Escadaria Selarón) is one of Rio’s most ...  Read more

Bank of Brasil Cultural Center (Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Since 1986 Bank of Brasil Cultural Center has been showcasing an impressive collection of artwork that’s made it one of the top 100 most-visited art museums ...  Read more

Cervejaria Bohemia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

There’s a lot more to Cervejaria Bohemia than simply “the best beer in Brazil.” Sure, the beer that’s made at this Petrópolis brewery is a local ...  Read more

Cinelandia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Located in Rio’s central financial district, Cinelandia is the common name for an attractive Parisian-style square officially named Praça Floriano ...  Read more

Lapa Neighborhood

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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

Pedra Bonita

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Many of the colorful hang gliders soaring over the city of Rio de Janeiro launch from the top of Pedra Bonita, a granite peak located within Tijuca National ...  Read more

Pedra da Gavea

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

When Portuguese sailors entered Guanabara Bay in January 1502, they spotted Pedra da Gavea and thought its shape resembled a topsail of a ship, giving the now ...  Read more

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