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Places To Visit in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Bonde - Rio de Janeiro


The bonde (tram) that travels from Centro up to Saint Teresa is the last of the original historic streetcars that once went thought the city. The bonde travels over the Arcos do Lapa and up Rua Joaquim Murtinho before reaching Largo do Guimaraes. From there one line takes a north-western route...

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Copacabana and Leme Beaches - Rio de Janeiro

Copacabana and Leme Beaches

As with Ipanema, there are signposted areas designating which groups occupies which part of the beach. Leme beach is frequented by the favela children and older residents; while the area between the Copacabana Palace and Rua Santa Clara is where young footballers hold court while Posts 5 and 6 are...

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Corcovado and Christo Redentor - Rio de Janeiro

Corcovado and Christo Redentor

Sitting atop Corcovado (710m) is Christo Rendentor, or Christ the Redeemer, the most famous landmark in all of Rio de Janeiro. He gazes out over Rio, open armed and standing tall at 38m and 1145 tons, when lit at night he is visible from every part of the city. The view itself from Corcovado...

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Ingreja de NS de Candelaria - Rio de Janeiro

Ingreja de NS de Candelaria

The original design of this church (dating back to the 16th century) was originally commissioned by a sea captain who had almost been lost at sea and, upon his safe return, decided to build a church. The design was later revised which led to its present day grandeur. This church is one of the...

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Ipanema and Leblon Beaches - Rio de Janeiro

Ipanema and Leblon Beaches

While on first look the beaches of Ipanema and Leblon seem to be just one long beach, there are posts along it that subdivide it into sections appropriate for the diverse crowds that come here. Posto 9 is where you’ll find Rio’s coolest and gorgeous people hang out. That area is also called...

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Jardim Botanico - Rio de Janeiro

Jardim Botanico

This botanical garden, that’s the symbol of the suburb it is named after, houses over 5000 species of plant. Designed by order of Prince Regent Dom Joao in 1808, it’s a quiet place on weekdays but busier on weekends when families come and there is an outdoor cafe.


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Jardim Zoologico - Rio de Janeiro

Jardim Zoologico

Address: Rua Paula e Silva, Sao Cristovao
Tel: 2569 2024
Admission: US$2
Opening Times: 9am-4:30pm Tue-Sun

Located 200m from the old imperial residence of Qunita da Boa Vista, Rio’s zoo has a...

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Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas - Rio de Janeiro

Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas

Considered to be one of the most beautiful spots in the city, this lake has a 7.2lm cycling/walking track around it. Bikes and paddle boats are available from the Parque Brigadeiro Faria Lima which is nearby. Kiosks dotted around the lake have lovely alfresco dining, serving caipirinhas (sugarcane...

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