Attractions in Rio de Janeiro

When it comes to Rio de Janeiro attractions, it's difficult to know where to start. The city is home to some of the most famous landmarks on the planet - from the iconic Christ statue to the beaches of Ipanema and Copacanbana.

Tourists visiting Rio de Janeiro should have no qualms about following the tourist hordes to the big attractions, to visit Rio without visiting Sugar Loaf mountain, the city beaches and Christ the Redeemer would be a missed opportunity indeed.

Sports fans in Rio de Janeiro will be equally keen to visit the Maracana Stadium - currently undergoing a multi-million dollar revamp ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

For anyone lucky enough to be in the city for Rio Carnival, don't miss the chance to bag tickets for the fantastically extravagant carnival parades at the vast, purpose-built Sambodromo.

More low-key Rio de Janeiro attractions can be found in and around Centro, home to some of the city's oldest buildings as well as kooky attractions such as the 'Selaron Steps' (Escadaria Selaron) and the Arcos da Lapa.

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Corcovado Mountain and Christ the Redeemer Statue

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Rua Cosme Velho 513

A view with a blessing... read more

Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf)

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Praia Vermelha
Urca

Dizzying ride, breathtaking views... read more

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Copacabana Beach

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Avenida Atlantica and Xavier da Silveira

The World's Most Famous Stretch of Sand?... read more

Ipanema Beach

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Avenue Vieira Souto 460

Beat the Heat at the Beach... read more

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Lagoa

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Avenida Epitácio Pessoa
Lagoa

A beautiful place to unwind... read more

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Jardim Botânico

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Rua Jardim Botânico, 920 - 1008

Escape the City Swelter... read more

Rua do Lavradio

Rua do Lavradio
Lapa

Step Back in Time... read more

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Santa Teresa

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Ladeira de Santa Teresa

Rio's artiest neighborhood... read more

Arcos da Lapa

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Rua dos Arcos

Lapa Landmark... read more

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Escadaria Selarón

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Escadaria do Convento de Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa

Hip hop-endorsed ceramics... read more
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