Rio De Janeiro Travel Guide

Introduction

Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil, on the South Atlantic coast. Rio is famous for its breathtaking landscape, its laid-back beach culture and its annual carnival.

The harbour of Rio de Janeiro is comprised of a unique entry from the ocean that makes it appear as the mouth of a river. Additionally, the harbor is surrounded by spectacular geographic features including Sugarloaf mountain at 395 meters (1,296 feet), Corcovado Peak at 704 meters (2,310 feet), and the hills of Tijuca at 1,021 meters (3,350 feet). These features work together to collectively make the harbor one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World .

Rio de Janeiro will host many of the 2014 FIFA World Cup games, including the final, and the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, becoming the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics.


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Things To Do in Rio De Janeiro See All Things To Do in Rio De Janeiro

  • Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil

    Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil

    Rua Primeiro De Marco 66

    Attractions,Landmarks and Points Of Interest, Arts and Culture
  • Corcovado

    Corcovado

    Parque Nacional Da Tijuca

    Corcovado, meaning "hunchback" in Portuguese, is a mountain in central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The g...

    Attractions, Activities,Landmarks and Points Of Interest, Outdoors
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain

    Sugar Loaf Mountain

    Av. Pasteur, 520

    The mountain is only one of several monolithic granite and quartz hills that rise straight from the ...

    Attractions, Activities,Landmarks and Points Of Interest, Outdoors
  • Morro Da Urca

    Morro Da Urca

    Av. Pasteur, 520 - Urca

    Fotos incríveis, novidades do ponto turístico mais famoso do Brasil e tudo sobre os eventos do Morro...

    Activities, Attractions,Tours, Landmarks and Points Of Interest, Outdoors

Hotels in Rio De Janeiro (281 Hotels) See All Rio De Janeiro Hotels

  • Arena Copacabana Hotel

    Arena Copacabana Hotel is one of the best, finest places to remain in Rio de Janeiro. Perfectly positioned nearby Favela Adventures, Praca Serzedelo Correia and Bravietou...

  • Belmond Copacabana Palace

    Found within Rio de Janeiro, Belmond Copacabana Palace is a luxury hotel conveniently located close to Copacabana Palace Spa, Avenida Atlantica and Bike Rio. Other leadin...

  • Ipanema Inn

    Spotted in Rio de Janeiro, Ipanema Inn is opportunely placed alongside Brasil & Cia, Amaderm and Ipanema Farmer's Market. Many other recommended points of interest close-...

  • Miramar Hotel by Windsor

    Miramar Hotel by Windsor is one of the ideal, finest places to stay in Rio de Janeiro. Beautifully situated in close proximity to Rio Maximo Tour, Bip Bip and Via Pedal B...

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