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Christ the Redeemer

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Literally with open arms, Christ the Redeemer, on Corcovado Hill, receives thousands of tourists every day from different parts of the world. It is necessary to climb 700 meters above sea level to finally reach the peak where the statue that is the city's postcard is located. Christ the Redeemer is located within the Tijuca National Park and there are two ways to get there: in the authorized Paineiras vans, which leave from different points in Rio, and on the Corcovado train.

Yup Star Ferris Wheel

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Rio de Janeiro has the second largest Ferris wheel in Latin America at 88 meters, second only to São Paulo's at 91 meters. Called Yup Star, it provides a different view of the Marvelous City, although it is not the most beautiful compared to others available there, such as Christ the Redeemer or Sugarloaf Mountain. Likewise, it's worth the visit for the ride and for being on one of the tallest Ferris wheels in the world. From there you can take the opportunity to visit other attractions that are nearby, such as AquaRio and the Museum of Tomorrow.

Sugar Loaf

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The Sugar Loaf Cable Car is among the main tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro and was opened in 1912, being the first cable car in Brazil and the third in the world. It connects Morro da Urca to Morro do Pão de Açúcar – and more than 40 million people have ridden the cable cars.


From the top you can find a stunning landscape of the city, including the Botafogo cove, the Copacabana waterfront and the entrance to Guanabara Bay. It's worth including one of the city's postcards in your itinerary.

Tijuca National Park

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O Parque Nacional da Tijuca é uma unidade de conservação brasileira de proteção integral da natureza localizada integralmente na cidade do Rio de Janeiro.

Entre os pontos turísticos do parque, trilhas, grutas e cachoeiras, encontram-se marcos famosos da cidade, como a Pedra da Gávea, o Corcovado, e o Pico da Tijuca, ponto mais alto do parque, elevando-se 1 022 metros acima do nível do mar. De relevo montanhoso, inclui áreas do Maciço da Tijuca.

Lapa Arches

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Lapa is a neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro known for being bohemian and vibrant, with several traditional bars, nightclubs with live music, dance halls and open-air samba circles below Arcos da Lapa, a Roman-style aqueduct that you should take the opportunity to photograph.

There are options for all budgets. You can have a cup of caipirinha by buying it at street stalls for R$15, or you can also order the drink at a more upscale bar there.

Lage Park

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Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro is located at the foot of Morro do Corcovado and enchants with its 52 hectares of pure greenery, cultural programs and art.

Its structure is very beautiful, not to mention the landscape surrounded by lots of greenery and animals native to the Atlantic Forest. The park has free entry, including for the various monkeys that freely roam there.

Museum of Tomorrow

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The Museum of Tomorrow opened in December 2015 and has received more than 3 million visitors so far, appearing among the most beloved tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro. It is focused on science and technology, exploring the opportunities and challenges that humanity will face in the coming decades from the perspectives of sustainability and coexistence.

Maracanã

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The setting for great world football classics, Maracanã has hosted so many historic moments that it has become a tourist attraction in Rio de Janeiro. Among them, Pelé's thousandth goal in 1969, which took place in the temple of Brazilian football.

If you like football, it's important to include it in your itinerary. It is possible to buy a guided tour or simply watch a match, which also allows access and guarantees the excitement of watching an official match. Give preference to playing on the day of the Rio derby to feel the excitement!

Botanical Garden

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The Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden was founded on June 13, 1808. It arose from a decision by the then Portuguese prince regent D. João to install a gunpowder factory and a garden for the acclimatization of plant species originating from other parts of the region. world.

Today, the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden Research Institute – named in 1995 – is a federal body linked to the Ministry of the Environment and is one of the most important global research centers in the areas of botany and biodiversity conservation.

Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas

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Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas has more than 7 km of cycle path, so just enjoy it! The cool thing is that as you pass by and cycle, you will see different and beautiful angles of the place. Not to mention that you will pass by all kinds of people: couples, people going for a walk, people lying on the grass with headphones on, having a picnic, walking the dog...

Gigoia Island

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Unknown even to locals, Ilha da Gigoia is a haven of peace and tranquility in the middle of the city. Just a two-minute ferry ride from Barra da Tijuca and it feels like you've arrived in another world: no cars, no traffic, no noise – except for live music, which takes over the bars on the weekends. Despite being small, the island is full of good gastronomic options and even has inns for those who want to spend the night. For nature lovers, boat trips depart regularly exploring the “Carioca Pantanal”, including bird and alligator watching. An unmissable tour for the whole family!

Colombo Confectionery

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With more than 100 years of history, Confeitaria Colombo is a traditional pastry shop located in the center of Rio – today with other branches spread across the city, both in Copacabana and Barra da Tijuca, as well as another at Galeão Airport. There was even an international website saying that it is one of the 10 most beautiful cafes in the world! And no wonder… The place is one of those that is worth visiting for the space itself – but be sure to try some of the old dishes such as Pingo de Tocha or the traditional pastel de nata.

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