Rio de Janeiro (River of January in Portuguese) is the second most populous municipality in Brasil. It is also one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere.
Copacabana beach, located at the Atlantic shore, stretches from Posto Dois (lifeguard watchtower Two) to Posto Seis (lifeguard watchtower Six).
The famous statue of Christ the Redeemer (or Cristo Redentor) was unveiled in 1931 and was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
Santa Teresa is surrounded by many favelas: Amigos de Santa Teresa, Francisco de Castro, Luiz Marcelino, Miguel Austragelésio, Parque Catete, Prazeres, Travessa Vista Alegre, Unidos de Santa Teresa, Vila Paraíso and Amigos do Vale so you better make sure you know where you are going and that it’s safe.
Graffiti in Rio de Janeiro is some of the most festive, whimsical and lighthearted graffiti you've seen anywhere.
The architecture of the cathedral was inspired by a Mayan pyramid. The cone-shaped cathedral is 106 meters in diameter at the base and 75 meters high.
Two cable cars take you to the top of Sugarloaf. They run from 8:00AM to 10:00PM. The lower cable car starts from Praca General Tiburcio at Praia Vermelha and takes you 220 m high to Morro da Urca where you already have a beautiful view. The upper cable car takes you from Morro da Urca to Sugarloaf.
The Niterói Contemporary Art Museum (Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói — MAC), situated in the city of Niterói, is one of the city’s main landmarks.
Rio Scenarium, the spacious three-level club, has been ranked by reviewers as the city’s best nightlife scene . The two top floors overlook the dance floor and stage at ground level, allowing you to chat with friends and still listen to the music.