Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is the second-largest city in Brazil, the sixth-largest city in the Americas, and the world's thirty-fifth-largest city by population.

 Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, Carnival, samba, bossa nova, and balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon.

 In addition to the beaches, some of the most famous landmarks include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf Mountain with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world's largest football stadiums.



Transportation in Rio Mostly revolve around buses and taxis. There is a metro that cover some of the main spots of the city, but for the rest you'll have to resort to the bus. 

The bus fare is standard (around 3Rs) , and taxis prices are pretty fair. If you are more than two persons, it's often cheaper to take a taxi rather than a bus.

Main Sights

  • Copacabana
  • Sugar loaf Mountain
  • Ipanema
  • Christ the Redeemer Corcovado
  • Escadaria Selarón