About Rio de Janeiro
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Things You Can't Miss
Take the cog railroad up to the famed Christ statue atop this 2,329-foot mountain for a panorama of the city, Sugarloaf and lovely Guanabara Bay.
This legendary beach attracts Rio’s beautiful people — and families, too. The nearby upscale Leblon neighborhood is packed with hip cafés and bars.
Rio’s Botanical Garden is an oasis for thousands of species of plants, as well as rain forest animals and a stupendous avenue of soaring palm trees.
Though not as tall as Corcovado, the stunning granite Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf) provides a must-see perspective on the city and its hills and beaches.
5 places where the fans prove that it's waaaay more than just a game.
This broad boulevard along famed Copacabana Beach is lined with fancy apartments and sidewalk cafes; street vendors offer snacks, drinks and crafts.
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There's no need to fly to the Caribbean with so many wonderful watery retreats nearby.
This park adjacent to Corcovado provides a taste of tropical flora and fauna along its miles of hiking trails and roads; great views abound as well.
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