From airport to some best places of Rio de Janeiro

Published on October 25, 2012, 3:47 pm

It´s hard to write about Rio de Janeiro without being redundant. The Rio de Janeiro remains beautiful, as I said the local composers and singers. And everything has to be even more beautiful. Besides the obvious natural beauty, the city deserves another aspect: the people. The Rio’s people are different, much more friendly. The Rio de Janeiro has good mood and you feel at home the moment you step on land blessed by Christ Redeemer. Also, with such beauty it’s hard not to laugh for nothing and come to terms with life, already sang the genius of Bossa Nova songs, João Gilberto, which also had its birth in this city.

Cristo Redentor, Rio de Janeiro

In addition to classic sights – all must see! – The city offers everything you want and then some. In terms of fun, Rio is among the Brazilian cities with largest variety of locations and programs, notnot only the Carnival, which is a major national landmarks. The city, which was once the capital of Brazil, prepares today to be one of the venues of the World Cup in 2014 and the official seat of the 2016 Olympic Games. A lot will change over there … and for the better, obviously!


Pão de Açúcar

The cable trem(bondinho) takes to the top of Pão de Açucar Mountain, where you can admire the Guanabara Bay, the waterfront of Rio de Janeiro and landmarks such as Pedra da Gávea, the hill Dois Irmãos and Corcovado. Avenida Pasteur, 520, Urca.

Morro do Corcovado

The Christ Redeemer, great symbol of the city – and recently elected as one of the Seven Wonders of the World – is 710 m from the sea level. There are two entrances to the monument: vans or train. The rise in train, which takes 20 min, lets know the Corcovado Railway, inaugurated by Dom Pedro II last imperator of Brasil, in 1884, and the contact with the Atlantic Forest. Rua Cosme Velho, 513, Cosme Velho.


The Arcos da Lapa, 64 m high and 270 m long, were part of an aqueduct built in 1750. Besides the beauty of the architecture, since 1896 works as a bridge for the cable trains in Santa Teresa. The arches are the most famous attraction, but the Lapa also houses the Public Garden, the National School of Music and the Church of Nossa Senhora da Lapa, old Rio’s symbol. Since the 1950s, Lapa is the reference point in the cultural and night life of Rio One of the genres most appreciated by visitors is the samba, samba dancers that meets the old musicians of samba’s school and the new generation in lively bohemian wheels.


Some of the most beautiful and famous beaches in the world are in Rio de Janeiro. To take pictures or make a coconut water enjoying the view of the Morro da Urca, the charts are Flamengo and Botafogo Cove. Following the southern edge, you can to find Copacabana and Leme, with its extensive and bustling boardwalk. The nearest beach is the verses sung in Ipanema. On its left side is the Arpoador, a traditional stronghold young and one of the points of surfing in Brazil. The Leblon beach, preferred scenario of Brazilian’s sopa operas, has several houses and juice bars. The last beach is South Zone São Conrado. Nearby is the famous Pepino beach, beautiful people and place of landing site for hang-gliders and paragliders. The Barra da Tijuca, in western Rio, is one of the most extensive urban beaches in the country, with space for hiking, biking and kiosks that resemble Miami. Further on are the Recreio and Prainha, with strong waves that attract surfers. Already the city limits of Rio Grumari is within an area of ​​environmental preservation, surrounded by cliffs and hills with sandbank vegetation.

Jardim Botânico

Created by Dom João VI in 1808, comprises 8000 species of flowers and plants in Brazil and the world. There are imperial palm trees of foundation era. Street Botanical Garden, with pedestrian access only at number 920 and for vehicles and pedestrians in the number 1008.

Estádio do Maracanã

Considered by many soccer fans as the “Temple of the Gods”, is one of the largest stadiums in the world. It was built in 1950 to host the World Cup, and designed to accommodate 166,369 people. Today, after some renovations, includes an audience of 87,630. Access is by Rua Professor Eurico Rabelo, gate 16.

Fonte: MTur