The city of Rio de Janeiro was the capital of Brazil until 1960 and is officially called Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro. The city is located directly on the sea in the bay of Guanabara and is one of the most important tourist attractions of Brazil. A holiday in Rio de Janeiro is guaranteed to be a special experience. Check out the selected vacation in Rio de Janeiro and escape the bottom of this page.
Cristo Redentor – the image of Rio de Janeiro
At 700 m above sea level on Mount Corcovado is the statue of Christ is called by the locals who call the miracle of Rio lovingly. “The largest art deco statue in the world was inaugurated in 1931 and is 30 meters high. The Cristo Redentor is theoretically accessible by car, but in view of the human masses and parking problems is advisable, by train it is; A beautiful journey of 20 minutes.
Copacabana and Ipanema beaches
Ipanema Rio Brazil Famous for photos and especially through music and songs, talk to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro in the minds of many people. Not only is Ipanema and Copacabana loved, but also Leblon, Prainha, Grumari, Arpoador, Pepino, Barra da Guaratiba, Barra da Tijuca, Pepe, Botafogo and Flamengo. Right on the beach hotels where you have a very pleasant stay.
Pão de Açúcar
This unique shaped mountain called Sugarloaf Mountain in Dutch and Portuguese “Pão de Açúcar” is a well-known image of Rio de Janeiro. A trip to the top of the hill with the cable car is an amazing experience with spectacular views of the most famous parts of the city.
Sugarloaf Mountain RioMaracanã
One of the biggest stadiums in the world and the venue of the World Cup final between Brazil and Uruguay. This was won by Uruguay and it is still a trauma for Brazilians. Partly because of the World Cup finals in 2014, the stadium in 2013 completely restored. Originally, the stadium was a capacity of 183 000 visitors, but since it only seats this number down to about 100,000.
Carnival in Rio
Carnival RioEen Visit to Rio de Janeiro during the carnival is an exciting experience for fans of the festival definitely recommendable. The theme park “Cidade de Samba” is the mood of carnival, to year-round experience, although, of course, on a smaller scale. You can close up as the swimmers made.
Apartments Rio de Janeiro
Besides these attractions, there are many other interesting places to visit on holiday in Rio de Janeiro; The picturesque Santa Teresa district, the Dona Marta viewpoint, the Tijuca forest and the São Cristóvão market. The favelas are also very interesting to visit, but it is highly recommended so only to do with a local guide.