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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 Malaga (Adult Only)

    Rua Barao de Iguatemi, 230 BR - Rio de Janeiro RJ 20270-060

    Designed for adults only, this love hotel is centrally located in Rio de Janeiro, just a 10-minute drive from Santos Dumont Airport. Malaga offers air-conditioned accommodations with room service and free Wi-Fi. Private parking is free. Featuring a ..

  • Hotel Novo Rio

    Avenida Men de Sá, 256 BR - Rio de Janeiro RJ 20230-153

    Located 1 km from Sapucaí Sambodromo carnival show area, Hotel Novo Rio offers a 24-hour front desk. Each room here will provide you with a cable TV, air conditioning and private bathroom Hotel Novo Rio offers free parking. The hotel is 4 km from ..

  • Hotel Meu Cantinho

    Rua da Constituicao, 30 BR - Río de Janeiro RJ 20060-010

    Hotel Meu Cantinho provides simple accommodation only 200 metres from Rio de Janeiro centre and 4 km from Santos Dumont Airport. Facilities include free private parking and 24-hour bar. The rooms are cozy and fitted with tiled floors, a flat-screen ..

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Leisure activities Rio de Janeiro

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Restaurants Rio de Janeiro

  • Entretapas Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Rua Conde de Irajá 115 BR - 22271-020 Rio de Janeiro

    Take a gastronomic voyage across the various regions of Spain by sampling the tapas served in this restaurant. Start with the Catalan pan tumaca (slices of toasted bread with olive oil and fresh tomatoes), then move on to the calamares a la romana, a..

  • Lima Restobar Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Rua Visconde de Caravelas 113 BR - 22271-041 Rio de Janeiro

    The vibrant, modern atmosphere combines perfectly with the concept of a gastro-bar: a place to eat, drink and be merry. The cuisine is typically Peruvian and uses modern techniques. Start the party with yuquitas (little manioc balls stuffed with roqu..

  • Oui Oui Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Rua Conde de Irajá 85 BR - 22271-020 Rio de Janeiro

    This large and beautiful house in Botafogo offers sophisticated cuisine bursting with personality and a good dose of creativity. With a retro atmosphere that begins with the Belle Époque and takes you through to the early '80s, Oui Oui serves generou..

  • Artigiano Comfortable restaurant 

    Av. Epitácio Pessoa 204 BR - 22410-090 Rio de Janeiro

    This restaurant specialises in the cuisine of the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, serving home-made pasta and pizzas and popular ingredients from the region, such as Parma ham and Parmesan cheese. Everything here is hand-made (as evidenced by its nam..

  • Cais Quite comfortable and pleasant restaurant 

    Rua Visconde de Itaboraí 8 BR - 20010-060 Rio de Janeiro

    Built in 1878 and listed as a building belonging to the city's historical heritage, Cais was once a warehouse storing Oriental spices. The original walls - built using bricks, stones and whale oil - and the real palm trees that form the backdrop to t..

  • Pomodorino Comfortable restaurant 

    Av. Epitácio Pessoa 1104 BR - 22410-090 Rio de Janeiro

    Pomodorino is the third restaurant owned by this family which is dedicated to traditional Italian cooking. At Artigiano the focus is on home-made pasta; at Anna seafood takes pride of place; while here at Pomodorino the menu is extensive, offering bo..

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