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Jesus Christ's Statue

4.7/5262 Reviews
Statue/Sculpture
Mountain
8:00-19:00 (Local time)

Located on the east side of the Chijuca National Forest, Jesus Mountain was built to commemorate the success of the Brazilian independence movement. From a distance, it seems to welcome and embrace people coming to Brazil. When the weather is fine during the day, you can see the image of Jesus in any corner of Rio. When the night falls, the white light on the image of Jesus will match the urban landscape of the mountain, which is psychedelic and solemn.

Rio de Janeiro Cathedral

4.5/5165 Reviews
Church
Church 7:00-17:00; Religious Museum: Wednesday 9:00-12:00, 13:00-16:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 9:00-12:00, other time to try Phone Appointment. (Local time)

Rio de Janeiro Cathedral is a church that differs from the traditional concept of Rio de Janeiro. Unlike the old and elegant churches in Europe, the entire church can hardly find any elements the belong to the church. It is a modern building with a reinforced concrete structure. There is a cross at the top of the tower. It is this simple cross that seems to confirm the identity of the church.

Sugarloaf Mountain

4.6/5250 Reviews
Mountain
Cable car ticketing time: 8:00-19:50 (Since October 10, 2013, cable car tickets can only be purchased at the Baker Hill Ticket Office), the attraction opening hours: 8:00-20:50. (Local time)

Sugarloaf Mountain is located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay. It consists of two hills. Because it looks like a mold for making bread, it is the name of Sugarloaf Mountain. It is a famous Rio sight the same as Mount Jesus. From here, overlooking the city, you can see the Monte Cristo, Rodrigues Atoll and Copacabana Beach from the top of the mountain. It is said that Sugar Loaf Mountain is still a place with a very high rate of marriage proposals.

Copacabana Beach

4.6/5152 Reviews
Beach
Open all day (Local time)

Located in a prime location, adjacent to Ipanema Beach, Copacabana Beach is known as the world's most beautiful white sand beach and is also known as a seaside resort. The beaches of Copacabana are crescent-shaped, the sea is blue, the beach is clean and soft, and the temperature is mild throughout the year, which is very suitable for playing. Beach volleyball and beach football are also built on the beach, and the 2016 Rio Olympics volleyball venue is also located here.

Ipanema Beach

4.5/597 Reviews
Beach
Seashore
Open all day (Local time)

Ipanema Beach is considered to be a beach with a better view in Rio de Janeiro. It is also world-famous for being the birthplace of Bossa Nova, and the song of "The Girl from Ipanema" was born here. Every day on Ipanema Beach, many people can run, ride, play, and surf on the beach. In the evening, you can watch the amazing sunset on the east side of the beach.

Jardim Botanico

4.5/577 Reviews
Botanical Garden
Forest
Monday 12:00-17:00, Tuesday-Sunday 8:00-17:00, daylight saving time to 18:00 (Local time)

Brazil is a country that is rich in plant species. Because of the unique climate conditions of Brazil, Jardim Botanico has thick plants and beautiful scenery. Here you will find more than a thousand different species of plants. Some of these plants are over 100 years old. There are tall trees packed with appendages like moss and ferns. Inside Jardim Botanico, you can also find a plant museum, a library, and an environmental education center. It is categorized by UNESCO as a "life museum."

Leblon

4.5/524 Reviews
Beach

Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas

4.5/541 Reviews
Stadium
Hiking
Open all day (Local time)

Rio de Janeiro has plenty to offer its visitors. From the culture, the people and the events such as the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio also has plenty of natural draws to entertain and inspire guests. The Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas has many features that might call to locals and tourists alike who want to explore nature. While it does suffer from a pollution issue and needs to be cleaned, the Lagoa offers lakeside trails for walking and biking letting everyone enjoy the view of the water. A canal, which travels through a nearby park, also connects the lagoon with the Atlantic Ocean.

Guanabara Bay

4.5/577 Reviews
Port/Bay
Open all day (Local time)

Brazil's second largest bay adjacent to Rio de Janeiro.

Escadaria Selarón

4.4/563 Reviews
Featured Neighborhood
All day (Local time)

It was originally an average cement stairway in the slums, the Chilean artist George Selelon refurbished it with tiles recovered from the rubbish, and later added donations from local tourists and his own creations. Each of the more than 200 steps is a painting. On both sides of the steps, it is also a wall with different heights created by tiles. The backgrounds of these two sides are red, and various patterns are spelled out in different colors. Each tile is a story. Some of the tiles on the steps are divided into two pieces, which are respectively attached to the upper and lower steps. When they are put together, they make a complete picture when viewed from the side.

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