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Americas > Brazil > Rio de Janeiro > Useful Info
Submitted on Jun 29, 2019 Useful Info

5 top tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro

  • The following are some of the top attractions in Rio at any time of the year.

Ipanema

  • The beach is famous for its long, arcing expanse of soft white sand and rolling waves and over years it has safeguarded the "Top beaches in the world" award.
  • It lies between Copacabana and Leblon Beaches in the South Zone.
  • Postos mark the beach into sections and families prefer the section between postos 11 and 12 while postos 9 attracts sunbathers.

Copacabana

  • The beach has more hype than Ipanema.
  • Fort Copacabana, a military base with a wartime museum is open to the public and lies at one end of the beach.
  • The beach attracts locals and visitors alike for its love for beach soccer and volleyball.

Christ the Redeemer

  • Standing on top of the Corcovado Peak, the "Christo Redentor" gazes over the city.
  • It is considered to be the largest statue designed in the genre in the world.

Sugarloaf Mountain

  • It's a monolith of granite and quartz that visitors can crest using walled cable cars called "bondinho" or " teleferico".
  • It rises 400 meters above the mouth of Guanabara Bay.

Jardim Botanico

  • The botanical garden houses more than 8000 species of plants.
  • It features many mature specimens including avenues of palm trees and 600 species of orchids.