Landmarks in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro landmarks are among the most iconic in the world. The city is home to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World - the Christ Statue atop Corcovado mountain - as well as the legendary Sugar Loaf mountain, and two of the most famous beaches in the world, Ipanema and Copacabana. And of course, Rio de Janeiro landmarks also include Maracana Stadium - one of the best-known sports stadiums in the world, and formerly the largest football/soccer stadium in the world.

Few visitors to Rio head home without making the trip to some or all of these iconic locations, and there are further picture-postcard images to be taken in at Lagoa, Jardim Botanico and Arpoador.

Meanwhile, music fans should make a beeline for Lapa, where the Escadaria Selaron will be recognised from videos by Snoop Dogg and Pharell, as well as U2 and the Black Eyed Peas.

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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

Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf)

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Praia Vermelha
Urca

Dizzying ride, breathtaking views... read more

Maracanã Stadium

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Rua Profesor Eurico Rabelo s/n
São Cristovão

Soccer Mecca... read more

Ipanema Beach

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Avenue Vieira Souto 460

Beat the Heat at the Beach... 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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Lagoa

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Avenida Epitácio Pessoa
Lagoa

A beautiful place to unwind... read more

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Bonde de Santa Teresa

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Rua Professor Lélio Gama, 65
Centro

Rio's last remaining street car... read more

Praia do Arpoador

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Copacabana / Ipanema

Surfing and beautiful people at the edge of Ipanema... read more

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Jardim Botânico

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Rua Jardim Botânico, 920 - 1008

Escape the City Swelter... read more
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