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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 ..

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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

  • Gallant Hotel

    Rua Joaquim Palhares, 411 BR - Rio de Janeiro RJ 20260-080

    Gallant Hotel is set near Rebouças Tunnel and is a 10-minute drive from Leblon Beach. Estácio Metro station is just 5 minutes away on foot. Rooms at Gallant Hotel are air conditioned and feature a minibar and cable TV. Some rooms are also equipped w..

  • Saionara Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

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

    Prix Prices from : 200 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 : 120 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..

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Leisure activities Rio de Janeiro

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Restaurants Rio de Janeiro

  • 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 - Botafogo 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..

  • Riso Bistrô Quite comfortable and pleasant restaurant 

    Rua Aníbal de Mendonça 175 BR - 22410-050 Rio de Janeiro

    A unique and charming bistro featuring bold contrasts: the dining room, for example, with its radically modern design, leads through to a delightful covered patio where tropical vegetation sits alongside colonial furniture. Although somewhat succinct..

  • 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..

  • Anna Comfortable restaurant 

    Av. Epitácio Pessoa 214 BR - 22410-090 Rio de Janeiro

    Named after the ancestor of one of its owners, this restaurant is brimming with antiques and comes with traditional décor and a cosy atmosphere. It belongs to the same owners as Artigiano and the cooking obeys similar principles: hand-made and good v..

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