Located on top of the Corcovado Mountain lies the iconic statue of ‘Christ the Redeemer’ which embraces the people of Rio de Janeiro with open arms stretched out since it was unveiled in the year 1931. The statue is included in the list of ‘Seven Wonders of the World’ and this awe-inspiring soapstone and cement structure offers amazing panoramic views of the whole city of Rio. It is best to arrive early in order to catch a great view of the statue and the entire area.
Sambadrome Marques de Sapucai located in Brazil is the site of culmination of the Carnival season where samba school dancers compete to decide the best in town. The crowd cheers and sways with the music and enjoys the elaborate costumes along with the rhythmic and eye-popping samba dance. Commonly called as Apoteose Square, the Sambradrome manages to accommodate close to 90,000 people every year.
Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro is considered to be the Mecca of Football and is a must-visit for fans of sports legends like Romario, Nilton Santos, Pele, Ronaldo, and Carlos Alberto. The site was inaugurated at the time of 1950 World Cup and has the capacity to hold 100,000 viewers. The sports museum at the stadium is worth a visit for the souvenirs and goodies.
Rio de Janeiro is much more than just sunburns and sand-buckets for kids. The city has a plethora of fun filled activities and lots of great destinations which are sure to hold the attention of your children. Go on a visit to the Botanical Gardens where your kids are bound to love the pretty flowers and local fauna. The recreation area at Rodrigo de FreitasLake is worth your time and money since it appeals to kids who love activities like cycling and skating. You might consider heading out to the Quinta de Boa Vista with your children if they are drawn to beautiful surroundings. This site has a complex design with plenty of statues and pools, the MuseuNacional, the JardimZoologico and is situated on the pristine grounds of the earlier ImperialPalace.
The culture of Rio de Janeiro promotes live music and so it is not surprising that you will view amazing performances at BipBip, Rio Scenarium and Carioca de Gema.
The most famous clubs and discos in the whole of Rio de Janeiro include Nuth, Club Six, MisturaCertaClube and Miroir Club.
The best bars and pubs in Rio include Bar do Gomez, BeerJackHideOut, Aconchego Carioca and Bar Urca.
Love flea markets? Rio de Janeiro is the place you should visit. The most famous flea market in Rio de Janeiro is PracaQuinze.
The Botafogo Praia Shopping, Rio Design Leblon and Recreio Shopping caters to the shopping needs of the tourists.
There are different street markets in Rio de Janeiro, each with its own specialty products such as Hippie Fair Crafts Market, Gloria Street Market, and Green Street Market. You can pick up some unique stuff from the street markets of Rio de Janeiro.