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Tour of Rio de Janeiro

A city of carnival, football and beautiful beaches

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Tour of Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil and gained its attractiveness mainly thanks to carnivals, football, the statue of Christ the Redeemer and Copacabana beach …

Statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor)

30 meters high landmark of the city

The statue of Christ the Redeemer is located in Tijuca National Park on Corcovado Hill. We can reach Christ either on foot, or there is a railway built here, which ends just a few meters below the top of this hill. From the top of the hill we can admire not only the size and dominance of the statue of Christ the Redeemer, but also the magnificent views of the whole of Rio de Janeiro.

Statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor)
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Statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor)

The reinforced concrete statue weighs about 700 tons, is 30 meters high on a 7-meter pedestal and the span of the hands of Christ the Savior is 23 meters. The statue was created by Maximilien Paul Landowský

View of Rio de Janeiro from the Statue of Christ the Redeemer

From the statue of Christ the Redeemer, we can enjoy the view of the whole of Rio, Copacaban beach and the Sugar Loaf, another tourist attraction of the city.

View of Rio de Janeiro from the Statue of Christ the Redeemer
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Copacabana beach

The most famous beach in the world ...

Copacabana is said to be the most famous beach in the world. It is 4 kilometers long and everyone can find their entertainment here. Whether it's sitting in beach bars, using cross-country trails or beach sports fields.

Copacabana

View of Copacabana

Copacabana
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Night Copacabana

Evening atmosphere in Copacabana

Night Copacabana
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Sugar Loaf

Another of the city's symbols

Sugar Loaf (Pão de Açúcar) is a mountain reaching an altitude of 396 m above sea level. A cable car has been built for this mountain, which has two parts. The first part leads to the top of Urca and the second part ends at the top of Sugar Loaf.

Halfway by cable car to Sugar Loaf

We have wonderful views of Rio from the first stop of the cable car from the top of Urca

Halfway by cable car to Sugar Loaf
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View from Sugar Loaf

From Sugar Loaf we can see the whole of Rio, Christ the Redeemer, Copacaban and Tijuca National Park …

View from Sugar Loaf
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Maracana Stadium

The largest stadium in South America

The multi-purpose stadium Maracana (Estádio do Maracanã) has a capacity of 82,238 spectators and mainly football lovers will enjoy themselves. Inside the stadium we can get acquainted with both the entire history of the stadium and the history of the Brazilian national football team.

Maracana Stadium
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Maracana Stadium

Inside the stadium you can look into the history of Brazilian football

Maracana Stadium

Soccer field in Estádio do Maracanã

Maracana Stadium
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Santa Terrace (Escadaria Selarón)

Escadaria Selarón are mosaic stairs in Rio de Janeiro. They are the work of Chilean artist Jorge Selarón, who declared this street work „my tribute to the Brazilian people“.

Santa Terrace (Escadaria Selarón)
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The largest graffiti in the world

The graffiti in Rio has an area of 3,000 square meters and is one of the largest graffiti in the world. Their author is Eduard Cobra.

The largest graffiti in the world
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Tijuca National Park

Tijuca National Park (Parque Nacional da Tijuca)

The area of the park is 39.58 km2 and is one of the smallest Brazilian national parks. Here, among other things, is the Corcovado hill, from where Rio Christ the Savior oversees.

Tijuca National Park
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Tijuca National Park

There are a large number of waterfalls, caves and beautiful views …

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