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Presided over by the Cristo Redentor, or Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro is a mix of crazy urbanism, long, fine sandy beaches and green hills; colonial architecture, ultra-modern buildings and wretched shacks; rich, bohemian and poor… This is a city of contrasts whose heart beats to the rhythm of the samba, football and wild nights, culminating in the famous carnival. Let the city's energy bewitch you, while bearing in mind that crime is a real affliction here.

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Tourist attractions Rio de Janeiro : Things to see and do

  • Rio Centro

    Praça Pio X BR - Rio de Janeiro

    Centro, the oldest neighbourhood in Rio, is where the vestiges of the city's past are concentrated. Whether it be the imperial palace and the Baroque churches of Praça XV or the theatre and museums of Cinelândia, there is no shortage of culture. The ..

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  • Corcovado

    BR - Rio de Janeiro

    The Corvocado, a 710m-high granite peak situated in the Parque Nacional da Tijuca, is a site not to be missed. The best way to get there is to take the rack railway (departing from Rua Cosme Velha), which passes through the world's largest urban fore..

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  • Pão de Açúcar

    Av. Pasteur - Urca 520 BR - Rio-de-Janeiro 22290-240

    Sugarloaf Mountain, the rocky peak named after the shape of its outline, but also after the approximate translation of the name given to it by the Indians (Pau-nd-Acuqua, "pointed and isolated promontory"), affords an uninterrupted view over Rio. Fro..

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Hotels Rio de Janeiro

  • Hotel Villa Tijuca

    Rua Haddock Lobo 326 BR - Rio de Janeiro RJ 20260142

    Located 5 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Hotel Villa Tijuca offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. A 24-hour reception and buffet breakfast are provided. Parking is available at an additional fee. Rooms at Hotel Villa Tijuca provide an LCD..

  • Hotel São Cristóvão

    Rua São Cristóvão n° 81 BR - Rio de Janeiro RJ 20940-001

  • Saionara Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Rua do Matoso, 11 BR - Rio de Janeiro RJ 20270-132

    Prix Prices from : 180 BRL

    In downtown Rio, Saionara offers air-conditioned accommodation with free Wi-Fi and free parking. It is located 500 metres from Estácio Subway Station and 2 km from the famous Maracanã Stadium. Rooms at Saionara Hotel are equipped with a private bath..

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Leisure activities Rio de Janeiro

  • Prices from : 61 €

    Take a morning or afternoon tour from Rio to the Tijuca Rain Forest, in an open jeep. The four-hour jeep tour includes an easy one-hour hike, giving you the chance to spot monkeys, birds, butterflies and tropical flora. You'll be amazed by the remark..

  • Prices from : 93 €

    No visit to Rio de Janeiro is complete without experiencing the glamor and rhythm of a colorful samba show. Enjoy an evening at the Plataforma Show and you'll be entertained by brilliantly costumed dancers and musicians, with the option to enjoy a de..

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    What could be better than a sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro from the air? From the vantage point of a helicopter, you'll have unforgettable views of this beautiful city nestled against the backdrop of granite mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Whil..

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