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Rio de Janeiro Tourist Attractions

Rio de Jaeiro Tourist Attractions - You can find many spectacular attractions in Rio de Janeiro. There are many architectural wonders that you will not be able to take you eyes off of. There are also many museums, cultural events, and dancing to experience.

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You can find a million and one things to do in Rio de Janeiro, day or night. Whether you wan to experience the historical site of Rio or the contemporary side, you will find that all of the best tourist attractions are just a stone’s throw away from the heart of the tourist area of Rio de Janeiro.

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Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil
Rua 1 de Marco 66
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This is a neoclassical building that many find spectacular to see, with its domed atrium. At one time, this building used to be the headquarters of the Brazil nation bank, but now it is used a one of the city’s exclusive cultural spaces here.

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Forte de Copacabana
Praca Coronel Eugenio Franco 1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This is a massive fort that was built during World War I by Krupp, a German arms-maker. The Copacabana Fort is made of reinforced concrete and was used to protect a great cannon that could be fired out to sea. The Copacabana Fort has bee well preserved to show visitors just what it looked like when it was a working fort. Much of the instruments and other accommodations are shown in their historical context.

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Island of Paquetá
Near Rio City
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The island of Paqueta will take to back to the days of the old fashioned Carioca day trips. Since 1808, this island has been a popular tourist destination. Weekends are usually the busiest, with families traveling to hang out on the island. You can rent bicycles to travel around since no cars are allowed. Take a dip in the ocean, have a lunch at one of the restaurants, and visit the historical sights.

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Sugarloaf (Pão de Açúcar)
Av. Pasteur 520, Urca
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sugarloaf is one of the original attractions in Rio. You can stand on the peak and see all of the best Rio beaches and you will have a spectacular view of Christ the Redeemer. There is a cable car that runs every half hour during the day and evening. You can also hike up the trail instead of taking a cable car.

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Botanical Gardens
Between Cristiano Fishcer Avenue and Salvador Franca Avenue
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Botanical Gardens have been around since 1808 and were created by the Prince Regent of Portugal. There are 2,600 species of plant life and plenty of natural wildlife, including toucans and butterflies.

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Rio de Janeiro City
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
While many recognize the name from the popular song, this part of Rio is one of the most luxurious areas in Rio de Janeiro. There is a bustling nightlife and excellent beaches to keep anyone entertained and relaxed.

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Rio de Janeiro City
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This is another famous beach area of Rio that used to be a small fishing village before the main highway came in and turned it into a glamorous hot spot for locals and tourists alike.

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Buzios Peninsula
Rio City
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This area of Rio used to be a haven for pirated and slave traders, but is now one of the great haunts of the rich and famous that come to Rio to work and play. There is also a statue of Brigitte Bardot on the peninsula.

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Florestada Tijuca
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The famous statue of Christ the Redeemer with his arms spread to welcome the world is the more famous landmark in Rio and located on Corcovado Mountain. Train rides and cable cars transport people closer to the statue and the spectacular view of the city.

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Rio de Janeiro Interesting Facts

  • One of the largest cities of Latin America.
  • In 1810, armed citizens established a provisional representative government against Spanish rule.
  • Features both the world’s widest boulevard and the widest river.
  • The largest city in South America.
  • Rio de Janeiro is famous for the dance, the Tango.
  • Rio de Janeiro is one of the ten largest metropolises in the world.
  • Rio de Janeiro is the largest city and port in Brazil
  • Greater Rio de Janeiro metro area has more than 12 million inhabitants
  • Home for writers Jorge Luis Borges, Ernesto Sabato, and Julio Cortazar
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