Things to see and do - Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro :
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Rio de Janeiro Travel guide
Rio de Janeiro : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Rio de Janeiro : Things to see and do
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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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..
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..
Hotels Rio de Janeiro
Av. Mem de Sá, 343 BR - Rio de Janeiro RJ 22011-020
Parque Hotel is just 450 metres from Sambodromo Marques da Sapucai, in Rio de Janeiro. It features air-conditioned rooms, a TV room with computers and buffet breakfast. Wi-Fi and parking are free. These practical rooms at Parque, offer a private bat..
Rua São Cristóvão n° 81 BR - Rio de Janeiro RJ 20940-001
Prix Prices from : 139 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..
Rua Haddock Lobo 326 BR - Rio de Janeiro RJ 20260142
Prix Prices from : 198 BRL
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..
Leisure activities Rio de Janeiro
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..
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..
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Prices from : 238 €
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..
Restaurants Rio de Janeiro
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..