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Beaches in Río de Janeiro
Grumari Beach
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I've spent many holidays, from my childhood until today, on this beach. It's a unique landscape in the area of Barra da Tijura, in a protected natural environment. Strongly recommended for surfers, a completely family environment.
Festivals in Río de Janeiro
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
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The Rio de Janeiro Carnival is a world-famous tourist event which brings crowds of Brazilians and foreigners together. the central parade takes place in the Sambodromo, located on Av. Marques de Sapucai, in the neighbourhood Cidade Nova in the north of the city. The samba schools that participate are divided into six categories, and in each category there are six schools. There are four days of parades. Even if you're not a member of an official school, you can dress up and participate in the parades, but this can be exhausting, as most people who do so have trained for a long time. Some tourist companies can help you to register for it, but just watching the spectacle will leave you speechless. The colour, the splendour, the music, the sheer happiness ... you can try to get tickets for a private box, although they are very expensive, but you can go to the Sambodromo for free. Some schools will let you watch them training for the carnival, too, which is almost as spectacular as the parade itself.
Citadels in Río de Janeiro
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Beaches in Río de Janeiro
Leblon Beach
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My place in the world.
Viewpoints in Río de Janeiro
Vista Chinesa
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The city of Rio de Janeiro is well known for its natural beauty, and there's in no shortage of views to admire. This is undoutedly one of the best places to admire the landscape, located in Alto da Boa Vista. From here you can see some of the city's main attractions - Christ the Redeemer, the Sugarloaf, the bay of Guanabara, the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Las Cagarras Islands, and more. On the site is a charming Chinese bamboo pagoda. The name comes from the Chinese farmers from the Portuguese colony of Macao, who arrived in the city of Rio de Janeiro in the nineteenth century. The easiest way to get here is by car or taxi from the South Zone; there are also some bus lines in place, and for those who want to take the risk, you can climb on foot or by bike. Highly recommended to see the beautiful landscape of Rio de Janeiro.
Sports-Related in Río de Janeiro
Hang-Gliding in Rio de Janeiro
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Who never wanted to fly? And what better place to do that than in the city "Maravilhosa", Rio de Janeiro. There are several places to practise this sport, in this case the jumps are made from the "Pedra Bonita" at 520 meters high, landing gently on the beach in São Conrado. Contact us and we will organize your instructor. You do not need any prior knowledge, but it helps if you do! visitario@gmail.com
Gardens in Río de Janeiro
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Gardens in Río de Janeiro
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Beaches in Río de Janeiro
Praia de Botafogo
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City sandy beach with great views of the Pão de Açucar!
Streets in Río de Janeiro
Rocinha Favela
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I never thought I would be there, but I was. Walking through the streets of the favela of A Rosinha is a lot safer than one may think it is. At least, going with someone else. It is important to follow the rules: do not take pictures except where the guide tells you, don´t ask... But it is a fascinating place. All the houses have more amenities than one would imagine. It's really incredible.
Leisure Areas in Río de Janeiro
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Museums in Río de Janeiro
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Palaces in Río de Janeiro
Tiradentes Palace
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It was a gray January day and Rio's streets were practically empty. That's when I saw Palácio Tiradentes. This was where Congress was held between 1926 and 1960. Today it is the current home of the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro. It is built in an eclectic style, with allegorical sculptures representing independence and the republic. Inside, the dome is decorated with paintings by Brazilian artist Rodolfo Chambelland, as well as works by other renowned artists such as Eliseu Visconti.
Bays in Río de Janeiro
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Viewpoints in Río de Janeiro
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Viewpoints in Río de Janeiro
The View from a Favela
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Who would have thought that you could find such a wonder in a favela. It is an unforgettable place. It is a private home and a roof-top terrace in front of the Rio beaches. On either side, there are huge mountain walls. And even closer, a favela, with its thousands of labyrinthine streets.
Of Touristic Interest in Río de Janeiro
Santa Teresa Tram (Bonde de Santa Teresa)
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The beautiful Rio Santa Teresa neighborhood has a special character like no other: The Bondinho, a tiny yellow train, that goes up and down the very steep slope of Largo da Carioca all day, every half hour between 6 am and 11 pm. Santa Teresa is high above Rio de Janeiro, so the Bondinho is widely used by residents and tourists alike. The tram, the second oldest in South America, is very cheap.
Theaters in Río de Janeiro
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