15 Best Things To Do In Rio De Janeiro

1. Christ The Redeemer

One of the most iconic things to do in Rio de Janeiro is to visit Christ the Redeemer.

2. Copacabana Beach

Copacabana Beach is one of the most famous beaches in the world and a trip to Rio wouldn’t be complete without spending a day at Copacabana.

3. Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain rises 396 m over the Rio Harbour and really contributes to the aesthetic of the city’s spectacular skyline.

4. Ipanema Beach

Tall and tan and young and lovely the Girl from Ipanema goes walking…” Oh, how I love that song.

5. Santa Marta Favela Tour

If you want to learn more about Rio culture, take a favela tour to visit local communities.

6. Climb The Escadaria Selaron

Chilean Artist Escadaria Selarón started laying tiles on the dilapidated steps that ran in front of his house.

7. Helicopter Scenic Flight

If there is one city you should take a scenic flight on earth, it is Rio de Janeiro.

8. Downtown Rio

The alleyways are charming mazes filled with cafés and stores. There are markets, cathedrals, museums, and monasteries.

9. Museum Of Tomorrow

One of the best places to visit downtown is The Museum of Tomorrow which is located on the waterfront in Rio.

10. The Monastery Of St. Benedict

There are several historic churches and monasteries that you can visit on a city tour of Rio.

11. Church Of Our Lady Of Lapa

Church of Our Lady of Lapa is a small church built by sea merchants in 1743.

12. Metropolitan Cathedral

A stark contrast is the modern Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian (Catedral Metropolitana de São Sebastião).

13. Dona Marta Lookout

Standing at 275 meters high, it definitely gives you the best view of the city and the bonus is there aren’t any crowds.

14. Samba Culture At Sambadrome

When visiting Rio de Janeiro, you can’t leave without learning of its Samba culture. Every year Rio hosts the biggest party on earth.

15. Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa is an artist community located at the top of Santa Teresa Hill. It is yet another place that offers fantastic views of Rio.

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