Here are some of the city’s not-to-be-missed attractions:
Cristo Redentor:When you think of Brazil, Christ the redeemer is the first thing that comes to mind. The most identifiable structure in Brazil and South America for that matter, the enormous statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain is something of a national landmark.
Jardim Botanico: Located in the Southern Zone of Rio, this botanical garden is one of the most important tourist destinations in the city. The garden is home to more than six thousand five hundred species of flora. These plants are of foreign and indigenous origin and some have an endangered status.
National Historical Museum: The Museu Historico Nacional as it is commonly referred to by the locals is one of the largest museums in the city. This national history museum is housed in a fort dating back to the latter half of the 1500s.
Ipanema Beach: Popularly listed as “the sexiest beach in the world”, this beach is a real treat to see. This popular beach located in the southern part of Rio de Janeiro is perhaps the most frequented beach in the world.
Copacabana Beach: Another iconic beach in the city of beaches, Copacabana is located at a stone’s throw away from the Ipanema beach. This locality is one of the most popular destinations in the city. The pavement landscaping is truly a sight to behold at night.
Avenida Atlantica: This is a seaside avenue and one of the best places to be for a stroll. Every street offers something different.
Lapa: If you are looking for an active nightlife, this is it. Here you will be able to find students from samba schools playing music in the street for pure entertainment. Visit one of the bars for some drinks and something to eat and you will not be disappointed.