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    Ipanema Beach

    Avenue Vieira Souto 460, Rio de Janeiro 22420 Brazil
    4.5
    105 reviews

    Ipanema is a gorgeous beach in a hipster part of town--an easy place to while away a day with a lunch break to check out the nearby restaurants and bars.

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  • 2

    Christ the Redeemer

    Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    5
    82 reviews

    The best panoramic view of Rio is definitely from the Cristo. You can see all the major landmarks and beaches and if you were in doubt of why Rio is called the wonderful city you won't have any questions after coming here. The statue of the Christ is also an amazing work of art itself. Get real close and see ...

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  • 3

    Copacabana

    Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    4.5
    86 reviews

    I lived in this district for almost a decade. Always busy, great beach, bars and food. Plenty of things to do and see or just relax!

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  • 4

    Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar)

    Avenida Pasteur, 520, Rio de Janeiro 22290 Brazil
    5
    73 reviews

    Beautiful place Rio from the top , I'm recommended in the beautiful clear day or otherwise you cant see anything from the top.

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  • 5

    Leblon

    Rua Dias Ferreira e Avenida Ataúfo de Paiva, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22440-031 Brazil
    4.5
    44 reviews

    Leblon is just next to Ipanema, further down the same stretch of the beach. Leblon neighborhood is located in the southern zone of the city and it is an affluent neighborhood.

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  • 6

    Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas

    Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22471-001, Brazil
    4.5
    34 reviews

    The Lagoa is one of Rio's most visually dramatic spots, surrounded by monolithic curves and flashes of emerald green from the Tijuca Forest. The 7 km track that runs around the lagoon links some of the city's most charming neighbourhoods and provides a great natural sports track for Rio's exercise bunnies. I love seeing the city change from different angles ...

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  • 7

    Carioca Aqueduct

    Rua dos Arcos, Rio de Janeiro 20230, Brazil
    4
    35 reviews

    This is a place famous for its nightlife. If you want to have a great time in Rio this is the place to go.

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  • 8

    Botanical Garden

    Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    4.5
    23 reviews

    If you love the nature, you'll love the Botanical Garden.

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  • 9

    Praia do Arpoador

    Copacabana / Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro 22410 Brazil
    4.5
    21 reviews

    A short little stretch of sand between Copacabana and Ipanema Beach, Praia do Arpoador is a popular place for surfers. It's cool seeing them in the morning out in the waves with their surfboards.

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  • 10

    Maracanã Football Stadium

    Rua Professor Eurico Rabelo, Rio de Janeiro, 20271-150, Brazil
    4.5
    19 reviews

    The Maracana Football Stadium was finished in 1950, and at that time, it was the largest sports stadium in the world. The Maracana is one of the more popular sites in Rio, and is a must-see even for those (such as myself0 who don't follow football (soccer).

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  • 11

    Ipanema

    Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    4.5
    16 reviews

    oh year!!!!!!

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  • 12

    Barra da Tijuca

    Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    4.5
    17 reviews

    I would not stay in a hotel here (although the Sheraton is very nice) just because the best nightlife is in Leblon, about 20 mins away and cabs are not cheap. However, the beach is less crowded and just as nice if not nicer than in Leblon. There are modern condos, a shopping center, etc - everything is here but ...

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  • 13

    Copacabana Beach

    Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, United States
    4.5
    16 reviews

    Directly behind my hometown of San Francisco, Rio de Janerio is my new favorite city in the world. During the day, I was endlessly entertained by miles of beaches and fascinating people watching. Thankfully, I could rent the trademark red umbrella and extend my stay on the beach for the entire afternoon. Every 100 yards or so there is a ...

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  • 14

    Bondinho de Pao de Acucar

    4.5
    15 reviews

    The bondinho ("cable car" in Portuguese) is the mode of transportation to get up to Pao de Acucar (Sugar Loaf Mountain) in Rio. The cable car was reconstructed in 2008 and takes visitors up and down the mountain every 20 minutes. For a steep incline, the ride is surprisingly short and smooth.

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  • 15

    Carnival

    4.5
    15 reviews

    The Rio Carnival is the biggest carnival in the world, welcoming over 2 million people a day to the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Entire samba schools are formed to compete with other locals in the various events. The samba schools work to build fantastic floats, costumes, and themes to represent their teams throughout the carnival.

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  • 16

    Parque Lage

    Rua Jardim Botânico, 414, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22461-000, Brazil
    4.5
    15 reviews

    Close to the Botanical Garden, it's smaller but still a relaxing place. Go there for a walk or make a picnic; if you go early you can enjoy the breakfast at Cafe du Lage, with a glance of the Christ the Redeemer in the back.

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  • 17

    Santa Teresa

    Ladeira de Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro 20241-140 Brazil
    4.5
    14 reviews

    Cervejinha de Santa...

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  • 18

    Morro da Urca

    Praia Vermelha, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22290-270 Brazil
    4.5
    14 reviews

    A lovely sunset....

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  • 19

    Carnaval

    Rua Marques de Sapucaí, Sapucaia 25880 Brazil
    4.5
    10 reviews

    Carnaval in Rio is the most incredible event I have ever seen. There are about 10 samba schools that parade down the Sambadromo throughout the evening, each of which has a theme such as an artist or dairy (yes, as in milk and cheese). They sing the same song over and over, and somehow everyone in the audience knows all ...

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  • 20

    Rio de janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    5
    9 reviews

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