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Rio de Janeiro

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About Rio de Janeiro

Affectionately knew as the "Marvelous city" among locals, Rio de Janeiro is indeed a spectacular sight to behold. Founded in 1565, Rio has risen to become one of the most famous cities in Brazil, and was in fact the capital of this far reaching country up until 1960. There are a lot of iconic features associated with Rio, of which the Christ The Redeemer statue perched overlooking the city might be the most striking. Another popular Rio feature, is the annual Carnival celebration. One of the biggest and most eccentric parties the world over, Carnival is just before Lent, and is tolerated by the within the Roman Catholic Church as a get-it-all-out-of-your-system new party. The natural landscape around Rio is spectacular, with numerous peaks surrounding their unique harbor helping it to land a spot on the list of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. There are dozens of historic and modern attractions throughout the city, although it's still advisable to steer clear of the faults, or slums. Still, if you are looking for fun and excitement, this city is part of the best such options in all of South America.

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Jesus Christ's Statue
4.7/5
275 Reviews
Statue/Sculpture
Mountain
Located on the east side of the Chijuca National Forest, Jesus Mountain was built to commemorate the success of the Brazilian independence movement. From a distance, it seems to welcome and embrace people coming to Brazil. When the weather is fine during the day, you can see the image of Jesus in any corner of Rio. When the night falls, the white light on the image of Jesus will match the urban landscape of the mountain, which is psychedelic and solemn.
Sugarloaf Mountain
4.5/5
275 Reviews
Mountain
Sugarloaf Mountain is located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay. It consists of two hills. Because it looks like a mold for making bread, it is the name of Sugarloaf Mountain. It is a famous Rio sight the same as Mount Jesus. From here, overlooking the city, you can see the Monte Cristo, Rodrigues Atoll and Copacabana Beach from the top of the mountain. It is said that Sugar Loaf Mountain is still a place with a very high rate of marriage proposals.
Rio de Janeiro Cathedral
4.5/5
169 Reviews
Church
Rio de Janeiro Cathedral is a church that differs from the traditional concept of Rio de Janeiro. Unlike the old and elegant churches in Europe, the entire church can hardly find any elements the belong to the church. It is a modern building with a reinforced concrete structure. There is a cross at the top of the tower. It is this simple cross that seems to confirm the identity of the church.
Copacabana Beach
4.6/5
162 Reviews
Beach
Located in a prime location, adjacent to Ipanema Beach, Copacabana Beach is known as the world's most beautiful white sand beach and is also known as a seaside resort. The beaches of Copacabana are crescent-shaped, the sea is blue, the beach is clean and soft, and the temperature is mild throughout the year, which is very suitable for playing. Beach volleyball and beach football are also built on the beach, and the 2016 Rio Olympics volleyball venue is also located here.

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Trip Moments

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Christ the Redeemer or Cristo Redentor in the heart of Rio de Janeiro is a landmark signature of the city. You can get up to the Christ statue by tram or bus. Must visit when in Brazil. #brazil #rio
Posted: 8 Mar 2020
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Copacabana Beach is known as the world's most famous beach. The coastline is 4.5 kilometers long. The sea is blue, the waves are white, the beach is clean and soft, and the temperature is suitable for the whole year. There are many rivers, and you can meet all kinds of locals and tourists. And the love of football also permeates every corner, I think this is also the inevitable element of this football kingdom. The perfect physical coordination of the Brazilians and the innate artistic cells also makes the entire coastline more colorful.
Posted: 23 Dec 2018
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Mount Jesus, also known as Camelback Mountain, Monte Cristo, officially known as Corcovado Mountain, is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's second largest city. The hill is located at an altitude of 2310 feet and a height of 709 meters. It is the most ideal place to visit Rio de Janeiro. Christ the Redeemer statue. Although the weather is usually rainy but the air quality is very good. The buildings and roads under the mountain are clearly visible, which really makes me happy. The image of Christ in the rain did not appear to be desolate because of the rain. Instead, it became taller and taller, sheltering this land he loved and every one of his people. Coupled with the light of the night and the refraction of the clouds, a more magnificent image of Christ appeared in the sky, and I am afraid that this can only be seen in such bad weather.
Posted: 23 Dec 2018
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