Sights & landmarks in Rio de Janeiro

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  • Timbo
    3 contributions
    There is no where else on Earth like this - what an experience! The staff are incredibly well-trained & patient. A must-do on the bucket list!
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • Luca M
    New York City, NY531 contributions
    Magnificent.

    I suggest to go with the little train and book online at least the day before to avoid surprises. Do not go with bad weather, it would be a waste.

    The view of Rio is Beautiful and the monument fantastic. I don't give 5 stars because it's not short-breadthening like pyramids of Giza or the Coliseum in Rome, but it's close. :)
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • MarcioHaraguchi
    Sao Paulo, SP1,048 contributions
    You have two options to get to the top of the Urca Hill. The traditional is by the cable car, but you can also take the easy trail thta starts somewhere in the middle of Claudio Coutinho´s walk (it begins at the left side of the beach).
    There you will find some options of food and snacks.
    With some luck, you will see planes landing on the Santos Dummont airport maneuvering just a couple of hundreds meters in from of you. (also is a nice experience to get on one of these flights)
    Written 29 January 2021
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  • united9999
    Coventry, UK113 contributions
    We saw Brazil v Chile here for a World Cup qualification match, what an experience, the Brazilian fans are so passionate and love their team. An amazing stadium as well.
    Written 25 March 2022
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  • Walter S
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ91 contributions
    Nice hike, with a great view as a reward at the end. Look for the monkeys on your way up. Level : moderate
    Written 28 May 2021
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  • T D
    Philadelphia, PA2,910 contributions
    A must do if you’re in Rio! We were approached by a sales lady who offered a van service that would take us on top of the visitor center and include two additional viewpoint for R50 each person round trip, so we agreed to it. The van service took us to this great view of Rio - it’s about half way to visitor center. Then it drove us the visitor center afterwards. Beautiful view!
    Written 6 March 2022
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  • German F
    Milan, Italy172 contributions
    Beautiful lush park where you can walk and immerse yourself in nature. The villa located there is also very beautiful.
    Written 5 September 2021
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  • Lucy G
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA17 contributions
    We decided to go the aquarium on a holiday. It was so crowded!
    But walked thru the tunnel under the water was very exciting!
    Kids there were very happy and we ended up having a good time too.
    If you have time and kids, definitely have to go there.
    Written 26 October 2019
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  • Sam M
    1 contribution
    Beautiful view! Fun favela mototaxi

    I went with my girlfriend in Jan 2022. We ubered to the base of Vidigal and then got a mototaxi for R5 each to the base of the trail. They knew what we were coming for and there were about 20 guys there. They look like they primarily take people who live in the favela up to their houses. At the base of the trail there was a guy who made us pay an additional R5 each to get on the trail. It felt off the books and we protested, but we don’t speak portugese and then didn’t really mind paying one more dollar.

    The hike was beautiful. We had views of Rochina off the back of the trail and then incredible views of the whole city, Christ the Redeemer, Lagoa, Leblon and Ipanema once at the top.

    On the way down we started walking down because the taxis don’t wait at the base, but waved down two mototaxis quickly and they returned us to the base.

    Highly recommend.
    Written 27 January 2022
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  • Manfred Hans B
    Jupiter, FL2,070 contributions
    we have been to fabulous " Rio " three times... this City has lots of entry. Next to Ipanema Beach , Leblon Beach is directly connected to it. This is the upper class neighborhood. The beach is wide, always clean ( Rio has special Beach Cleaning Crews, Dressed in a green uniform ) . Come early when it is not too crowded. Since you are close to Ipanema is the Bar/ Restaurant " Garota de Ipanema " where the song " the Girl from Ipanema was composed... check out this fantastic setting... enjoy Rio and Leblon Beach...
    Written 16 May 2021
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  • Sellest
    Bushey, UK4,649 contributions
    Ok, it does get a bit crowded here, so trying to get photos without other tourists in is a bit difficult, but, what a beautiful place. I loved the colours and the overall effect of the tiles. I enjoyed looking at the different tiles and what they depicted and represented and, yes, with a little bit of patience (and I was in no rush - after all I was on holiday) I did manage to get some good photos. If you are in Rio you really can't miss this out.
    Written 28 April 2022
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  • Toshi N
    5 contributions
    some people are unaware of this attraction, even because it is not advertised as it belongs to the Brazilian army! The prices are ridiculously low but the visit even for foreigners is very surprising. Canhoes from the time of the first war and the view of the beach from another angle are worth the visit. Having a beer or a drink at dusk I win that beach is one of my definitions of peace of mind!
    Written 10 September 2021
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  • Gerado_Kern
    Nova Friburgo, Brazil28 contributions
    Excellent cultural center in an excellent location and free. For me is the best place in Rio to visit for an exposition and other cultural events, like theatre, cinema, instalations with a excellet restaurant (Colombo) and a very good café. It's a triple excellent place.
    Written 5 March 2020
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  • Beatriz Sons 💋
    Sao Paulo, SP909 contributions
    It's a trains 🚅 station too with covid fewer people here a great walk long side of trains station marino do olimpo is the other side
    Written 13 February 2021
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  • MalinsWorld
    Ko Chang, Thailand48 contributions
    We love the Santa Teresa part of Rio de Janeiro, it's galleries and the good bars and the delicious food. Great for an afternoon in the galleries and the afternoon turning into night with bars and dancing.
    Written 30 November 2021
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