Rio de Janeiro is Brazil’s second largest city (after Sao Paulo) and is splendidly located on the South Atlantic coast. The city is world famous for its astounding landscape, its all-embracing beach culture and for the most famous carnival in the world.
Rio de Janeiro’s harbor is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and is surrounded by spectacular natural wonders including Sugar Loaf mountain and the Corcovado Peak (with the Statue of Christ).
Rio de Janeiro’s famous Maracana Stadium was chosen to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final and the city is host to the 2016 Summer Olympic games as well as the Paralympic games.
Welcome to Rio de Janeiro - Culture - Location & Orientation - Map - Climate & When to Visit - Sightseeing Highlights - Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado - Carnival - Sugarloaf Mountain - Beaches - Tijuca Forest - Favela Tours - Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas - Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico) - Morro do Leme - Santa Teresa - Escadaria Selarón - Petropolis - Passeio Público - Museums - Museu do Indio - Museu H Stern - Museu Aerospacial - Places to Stay - Hotel Marbella - Hotel Americano Rio de Janeiro - Apa Hotel - Diamond Hotel - Magic Palace Hotel - Places to Eat & Drink - Couve Flor - Fellini - Zaza Bistro Tropical - Bar do Mineiro - Amir - Places to Shop - Artíndia - Feira Hippie de Ipanema (Ipanema's Hippie Fair) - Souvenir Shops in Copacabana - Parceria Carioca - Beachwear Outlets