Rio De Janeiro is one of the largest cities in Brazil and home to diverse terrain, rare wildlife, flora and fauna, and architectural marvels. Picturesque locations, scenic beaches and samba are just some of the pleasures you can enjoy in this bustling city.
Visiting Rio De Janeiro won’t be complete without experiencing its culture and distinguished history. Consider visiting the city when you have time in hand to explore all the nooks and crannies it has to show you. If you want a comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable experience for your next vacation, look no further than Rio De Janeiro.
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Five Must Visit Places in Rio De Janeiro
Once you’re in Rio De Janeiro, you’ll discover a plethora of sights to see. Here are five must visit places in Rio De Janeiro you should not miss.
1. Christ the Redeemer
At an imposing thirty metres tall, the statue of Christ is one of the most recognisable sights in Rio De Janeiro. An Art Deco statue created by a man named Paul Landowski, the sights from the statue is to be seen to be believed.
You can see not just the splendid green wilderness around the statue but also the blue lagoon of Lagao in the near distance.
If you want to make the most of your trip to the Christ the Redeemer statue, then consider getting a private tour. You can also opt for a helicopter tour of the statue. These enable you to avoid the crowds near the statue and allow you to enjoy the scenic views at your pleasure.
2. Scenic Beaches
One of the things Brazil is well-known for include beaches. Copacabana and Ipanema are two of the most popular beaches in the city, but they are the only beaches. For a quieter and more exclusive experience, try visiting the Praia de Barra de Tijuca. This beach is more peaceful and significantly longer, with a 12kms stretch across the beach.
3. The Lagoa
Not only is Lagoa the name of one of the most affluent areas in Rio De Janeiro, but also the famous lagoon. This lagoon is unique as it’s surrounded by a long path. There are many hiking trails, as well as hiking packages are available. You can also take a boat out to the lagoon and enjoy spending time on the water.
4. Tijuca Forest
If you’ve ever wanted to see an urban rainforest, then meet the Tijuca Forest. A natural man-made forest, the Tijuca Forest came into being in the 19th century. A man with Major Manu Gomez Archer was responsible for reclaiming land from sugar and coffee plantations. In 1991, the Tijuca Forest declared a National Park.
5. Sugar Loaf Mountain
Another unmissable sight Is that of the sunset from Sugar Loaf Mountain. It was named after the blocks of sugar that were placed in comical moulds of clay. The presence of mounds of sugar gave the appearance of a mountain, hence the name.
There is so much wildlife here, such as marmoset monkeys and anteaters.
Although these are some of the most prominent places to visit in Rio De Janeiro, there’s still more. A well-planned itinerary can help you make the moar of your trip to Rio De Janeiro.
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