Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro

Top Attractions in Rio de Janeiro

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  • gardencity285
    London, UK117 contributions
    The view is amazing, and although the angle of the cable car wire defies science its not at all a scary ride! Food and shops at the top and a helipad for flights round Christ and the mountain
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Can
    Antalya, Turkey8 contributions
    When I was reading the 7 wonders of the world as a kid, I never thought that one day I would be in front of one of them. It was a really meaningful visit for me. A must see place. You can use Uber to reach here, or you can use the buses departing from the city center of Rio. However, my suggestion is to go with Uber because it is economical. You cannot reach the monument by direct taxi or bus. You can reach Cristo Redentora by using the cable car / funicular using the stations. You get used to the ticket here. If it's foggy above, tickets are cheaper, don't forget that. If you want to buy cheaper and more souvenirs for your loved ones, I recommend the vendors on Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, not the souvenir shops here.
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • DavidL
    Zwolle, Overijssel30 contributions
    Such a beautiful park, it is really worth going here. The trees, the birds, amazing! Just keep in mind that they don't accept card payments, so bring some cash.
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • MarcioHaraguchi
    Sao Paulo, SP1,050 contributions
    You have two options to get to the top of the Urca Hill. The traditional is by the cable car, but you can also take the easy trail thta starts somewhere in the middle of Claudio Coutinho´s walk (it begins at the left side of the beach).
    There you will find some options of food and snacks.
    With some luck, you will see planes landing on the Santos Dummont airport maneuvering just a couple of hundreds meters in from of you. (also is a nice experience to get on one of these flights)
    Written 29 January 2021
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  • Manny
    Londrina, PR10 contributions
    Beautifull city filled with colors and peeople. Really cool place. Amazing experience like no other placed I go to. Very interesting! A place where you are feeling welcome. Food close is good to ate.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Walter S
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ91 contributions
    Perfect for long walks. Not too much to do on the way / beach. More south, lesser building, more nature / birds.
    Written 28 May 2021
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  • Sedrick S
    chicago67 contributions
    I have never followed soccer of any form. I'm a hockey fan. During my visit to Rio, we ended up with an Uber driver convincing us to buy tickets to a Flamengo game live. OMG!!! 40,000 limited due to Covid guidelines. The fan participation is off the charts!!! The noise from them is unlike anything I have ever experienced!! I don't even know if the PA system even works. After the game we walked to our parking spot a couple of blocks away. You could still hear them cheering after the game!!!! To think that crowd is only half the size of a normal sold out game!🤯
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • Walter S
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ91 contributions
    Nice hike, with a great view as a reward at the end. Look for the monkeys on your way up. Level : moderate
    Written 28 May 2021
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  • Ben F
    Bloomington, IN1,137 contributions
    I would recommend more iconic sights like Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf to folks visiting the city for only a day or two, but if you’re staying longer and seeking additional things to do and see, I suggest you spend an hour or two at this museum, especially if there are free admission days and the weather is good enough to tour the outside. Like others have mentioned, I do wish there was more, and I feel the entry fee could be lowered for the quantity of offerings, but this doesn’t mean you should avoid the museum entirely.

    A nice cafe is inside with a good selection of items (at high prices for the portion sizes, though), and the staff are all friendly. Wheelchair users can navigate the facility with ease, and exhibits are translated for speakers of English and Spanish, as well as Portuguese of course. Some smaller displays out in the halls on the second floor lacked signage in any language, which made me confused as to what I was looking at, but most areas were equipped with either physical labels or technology that enables visitors’ phones to capture the info and show it to them or activate sounds.

    Once done with the inside, I strongly encourage everyone to take a bit to stroll the museum grounds by the water and near Olympic Boulevard. The vistas are wonderful, and in good weather like during my visit, it’s an awesome place to eat food and/or people-watch. The way they constructed the museum allows for the best in-and-out combo of seeing the exhibits and enjoying fresh air around a stunning piece of architecture that is the Museum of Tomorrow.

    Thanks for a nice visit!
    Written 4 April 2022
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  • T D
    Philadelphia, PA2,958 contributions
    A must do if you’re in Rio! We were approached by a sales lady who offered a van service that would take us on top of the visitor center and include two additional viewpoint for R50 each person round trip, so we agreed to it. The van service took us to this great view of Rio - it’s about half way to visitor center. Then it drove us the visitor center afterwards. Beautiful view!
    Written 6 March 2022
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  • yaf111
    Brussels, Belgium176 contributions
    Very nice beach in Ipanema, less people, great waves, close to Arpoador Hotel where you can have a drink in their stunning view terrace.
    Written 31 July 2021
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  • Can
    Antalya, Turkey8 contributions
    This beach is really impressive and very wide. Since I went in the winter season, it was not very busy, but it was still great. Don't forget to drink Caipirinha when you go. However, I recommend not to buy from peddlers.
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • German F
    Milan, Italy179 contributions
    Beautiful lush park where you can walk and immerse yourself in nature. The villa located there is also very beautiful.
    Written 5 September 2021
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  • Grant P
    12 contributions
    Amazing hike but it's actually very hard....some parts I felt like I needed a rope...I went up without but saw people going up with a rope. Anyways, the views are amazing but the hike is something very hard...I mean I was kinda dying the next day.
    Written 17 August 2021
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  • Lovin' it on Phuket
    1,258 contributions
    This is a lovely beach to visit if it isn't crowded. I found it to be less of a headache than Copacabana and less busy than Ipanema. It is one of the areas you should check out and explore when you first arrive in Rio so it stands out a bit in your memory.
    Written 31 December 2020
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