Rio de Janeiro

Top places to see and top things to do in Rio de Janeiro

  • By Allan K
  • Destinations
  • 30.05.2017

Rio is an amazing city and a top touristic destination. The city has many things to offer, and here are are the top 3 places to see and top 3 things to do in Rio de Janeiro.

1. Christ the Redeemer
This is the most famous attraction in Rio de Janeiro, and is visited by millions of tourists every year. The statue can be reached by a vertical cog train, and is one of the largest statues in the world.

2. Copacabana
This amazing beach makes the perfect spot to relax in the morning, but also engage in activities like soccer and volleyball. Copacabana is 4 km long, and full of small shops where you can buy food and drinks from.

3. Ipanema
Another of Rio's gorgeous beaches, Ipanema is a white sand beach that is often featured in films. When you're tired of laying in the sun, visit one of the restaurants and shops in the area.

4. Sugarloaf Mountain
This quartz mountain can be reach by taking a cable car every day. The car is scheduled to arrive every 20 minutes and offers a great view over the city.

5. Jardim Botanico
Head over to the Lagoa neighborhood and go to Jardim Botanico, a botanical garden with over 8,000 different species of plants and flowers. The garden is home to 600 species of orchids and was founded in the 1800's.

6. Santa Teresa Neighborhood
This district of Rio de Janeiro is reminiscent of the 19th century, during which it was built. Santa Teresa neighborhood didn't suffer any changes since then, and will give you the chance to experience life in Rio the way it used to be.