10 Reasons to visit Rio de Janeiro



  1. Corcovado

This colossal statue of Christ the Redeemer with open arms, was installed in 1931 on top of the nose (closed) on Corcovado and is one of the most famous urban icons of the world. Recently voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the spectacular panoramic view from a lookout point over 700 meters, at the feet of Christ and Guanabara Bay is truly dazzling. A cog railway ascends to the top of the hill.

  1. Sugar Loaf

It is one of the emblems of the city and one of its scenic landmarks. A single cable car accesses the nose of Urca (215 meters), and the Sugar Loaf (395 meters).

  1. Urban beaches

Flamengo to Praia Vermelha, Leme to Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, its urban beaches backbone of the geography of the city and are the social and leisure Cariocas favorite scenario. It is estimated that on a weekend pass from the legendary Copacabana beach more than half a million people.
No beach for everyone: the metropolitan area of Rio offers a coastline of nearly 80 kilometers of beaches.

  1. The Rio Carnival

The most publicized Rio Carnival is the parade that takes place in the Sambadrome, where the samba schools parade over two nights (the Sunday and Monday) in a performance that exceeds musical category, creativity, luxury and opulence to any production Broadway. But Cariocas know that the best carnival is outside the Sambodromo. From Saturday night until Ash Wednesday citywide boil.

  1. Leisure people and outdoor

Almost all the leisure in Rio is outdoors: on the beaches, in the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, in the streets, on the tables on the street corner tavern ,an inexpensive and even free entertainment.

  1. A human scale cities

Despite their enormous size and accommodate six million soul, the scale of Rio is very human. Su, the most frequented by tourists, South Zone allows its maritime walk around on foot or by bike through cycle-ways front.

  1. The largest world urban jungle

Tijuca was a huge coffee plantation in the second half of the nineteenth century, today it is the largest urban forest in the world, National Park and Biosphere Reserve. It has 32 km ² of extension. Activities include hiking, rafting, canoeing and climbing can be done within minutes of downtown, ideal for active tourism city.

  1. Its historic and artistic heritage.

A good number of baroque churches, museums, forts and monasteries of the colonial era, neoclassical architecture, French statuary, art deco architecture of the twentieth century Niemeyer and Le Corbusier, the best landscape created by the genius Burle Marx … The Cultural Corridor do Rio already has more than 10 000 protected historical buildings.

  1. Lapa

This historic neighborhood is the epicenter of the nightlife. A perfect place to see live bands Samba, choro, Lining and Funk, Unfortunately the Arcos da Lapa (the largest building in the Americas in the eighteenth century), only a fraction remains.

  1. Santa Teresa

One of the most charming neighborhoods of the city. It is located in the downtown area and on a hill. It is home too much of the artistic bohemia of the city art galleries, ateliers, colonial houses, restaurants and bars …



source: 10 Reasons to visit Rio de Janeiro