Tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro

Incredibly beautiful by nature, the city of Rio de Janeiro is full of postcards to take your breath away. Surrounded by the nature of the beaches, hills and ponds; it is impossible not to be charmed by the Copacabana beachfront, Ipanema and Leblon, which help form its rugged coast, which is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. In addition, the bohemian and commercial lifestyle stir the central districts and fill the streets with people who take on the face the smile of all cariocas.

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ESCADARIA SELARÓN

The very colored steps turned into a tourist attraction of the city after the renovation made by the Chilean artist Jorge Selarón. The stairway, which took his name, connects Lapa to the Convento de Santa Teresa.

Address: Rua Manuel Carneiro, Santa Teresa

Circo Voador

Located below the Arcos da Lapa, the space is considered one of the ‘shrines’ of the Brazilian music. There, culture ‘boils’ and happens.

Address: Rua dos Arcos, s/n Lapa

Contact: 21 2533-0354

CATEDRAL METROPOLITANA

Also called Catedral São Sebastião, it is a modern building, with straight, clean lines, and that has its walls torn by colorful stained glass windows that go up to the dome.

Address: Av. Chile, 245

Contact: 21 2240-2669

ARCOS DA LAPA

Considered the largest architectural work of the colonial period, the Aqueduto da Carioca became one of the postcards of the beautiful city and received the nickname known worldwide of Arcos da Lapa. 

Address: Arcos da Lapa, Centro

SAMBÓDROMO MARQUÊS DE SAPUCAÍ

A samba runway of the greatest show on Earth, the Sapucaí was designed by the glorious architect Oscar Niemeyer to be a fixed space of the parade of samba schools during Carnival.

Address: R. Marquês de Sapucaí, Santo Cristo

PASSEIO PÚBLICO

[PUBLIC PROMENADE] - In the eighteenth century, the capital of colonial Brazil received the first public promenade of the Americas. The space inspired by the straight lines of the French garden was designed by the sculptor and architect Mestre Valentim.

Address: Av. Rio Branco, 277

Contact: 21 2232-4398

SANTOS DUMONT AIRPORT

Located downtown Rio de Janeiro, the Santos Dumont Airport is highlighted for its modern departure lounge that enables a beautiful scenery view of the Rio-Niterói Bridge, the Ilha Fiscal, the Contemporary Art Museum, the city of Niterói, the Escola Naval and the Pão de Açúcar [Sugar Loaf]. 

Address: Praça Ver. Miguel Angelo, s/n

Contact: 21 3814-7070

MUSEU DO AMANHÃ

[TOMORROW’S MUSEUM] - Designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the Museu do Amanhã is located in the municipality of Rio de Janeiro. Its proposal is to be a museum of arts and sciences, full of shows that warn about the dangers of the climate change.

Working hours:

Tuesday to Sunday , 10 am - 17h

Address: Praça Mauá, 1 - Centro

Contact: 21 3812-1800

MARACANÃ

The main stage of the 2014 Fifa World Cup, the Jornalista Mário Filho Stadium, worldwide known as Maracanã, was opened in the 50’s and is responsible for major sporting and cultural events.

Address: Av. Pres. Castelo Branco, s/n

Contact: 0800 062 7222

THEATRO MUNICIPAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO

Opened in 1909 and located in downtown of Rio de Janeiro, the Municipal Theater is an important symbol of Rio and national culture, being the backstage of major artistic attractions, as well as of orchestras and Ballet companies.

Address: Praça Floriano, S/N - Centro

Contact: 21 2332-9191

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