Attractions

Prainha Beach

Go off the Beaten Track Rio’s beaches are beautiful, but the fact that everyone knows that leads to crowding, bustle, and noise. If you’d like…

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Prainha Beach

Parque Lage

Relax in Beautiful Tranquility Parque Lage is set among some of Rio’s most beautiful natural areas, away from the hustle and bustle of the busy…

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Parque Lage

Sao Bento Monastery

A piece of Rio’s rich history The Sao Bento Monastery is a small, easy-to-miss (but architecturally fascinating) building on the outside, but on the inside,…

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Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açucar)

The Most Spectacular View of Rio If you’re in Rio de Janeiro for anything longer than a flight transfer, you’ll realise pretty quickly that it’s…

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Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açucar)

Tijuca Forest

Hike an urban rainforest Tijuca Forest is special for many reasons, but one of the most interesting might be that it’s in the heart of…

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Tijuca Forest

Museu Naval

Learn about Brazil’s fascinating naval history Rio’s Museu Naval traces Brazil’s naval tradition from the 16th century to the modern day, and comes complete with…

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Jardim Botanico

Wander spectacular botanic gardens The Rio de Janeiro botanical gardens are something very different from the tame little laid-out rose beds you might find at…

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Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

The best of Brazilian culture The Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil is Rio’s top cultural attraction, with a combination of art and history exhibits aimed…

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Cristo Redentor

See one of the world’s most famous statues One of the most famous landmarks in the world, the statue of Christ the Redeemer that stands…

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Escadaria Selarón

Visit Rio’s most famous public artwork The Escadaria Selarón, or Lapa Steps, are a work of art by Jorge Selarón, a Chilean-born artist who eventually…

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Instituto Moreira Salles

One of Rio’s hidden treasures Instituto Moreira Salles is a gorgeous cultural centre focused on art and craft from all over Brazil. The exhibitions are…

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Catete Palace

See Brazil’s former Presidential Palace Catete Palace has a long history in Rio, dating back to 1858. From 1894 to the 1960s, it served as…

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