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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

    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 ..

  • 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..

  • 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

  • Saionara Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

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

    Prix Prices from : 170 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..

  • Hotel São Cristóvão One star

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

    Prix Prices from : 150 BRL

    Situated 9 minutes' drive from Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã Stadium, Hotel São Cristovão offers free WiFi throughout and practical accommodation just 3 km from the City Centre. Each guestroom comes ideally equipped with air conditioning and a flat-scre..

  • 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 ..

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Leisure activities Rio de Janeiro

  • Prices from : 69 €

    Take an afternoon tour to Corcovado Mountain topped with the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. You'll travel through the Tijuca Rain Forest by cog train to Corcovado Mountain for breathtaking views of one of the world's most beautiful cities. Thi..

  • Prices from : 105 €

    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..

  • Prices from : 237 €

    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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Restaurants Rio de Janeiro

  • 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..

  • 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 ro..

  • 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..

  • 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..

  • 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..

  • 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..

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