Sights & Attractions in Rio de Janeiro

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Name Category Location
 
Arcos da Lapa
Formerly the Aqueduto da Carioca (Carioca Aqueduct), this structure...
Transportation Sites Santa Teresa and Lapa
 
Biblioteca Nacional
Corinthian columns adorn the neoclassical National Library (built...
Libraries Centro
 
Catedral de São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro
The exterior of this circa-1960 metropolitan cathedral, which...
Religious Sites Centro
 
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil
What was once the headquarters of Brazil's oldest bank is now...
Museums / Galleries Centro
 
Convento do Santo Antônio
The Convent of St. Anthony was completed in 1780, but some parts...
Religious Sites Centro
 
Corcovado
Rio's iconic Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue stands...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue), Mountains The Lush Inland
 
Escadaria Selarón
After traveling the world and living in more than 50 countries...
Architectural Sites Santa Teresa and Lapa
 
Fundação Planetário
Rio's planetarium is a great escape if your vacation gets rained...
Observatories / Planetariums The Lush Inland
 
Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Glória do Outeiro
The aptly named Church of Our Lady of the Glory of the Knoll...
Religious Sites Catete and Glória
 
Igreja de São Francisco da Penitência
The church was completed in 1737, nearly four decades after construction...
Religious Sites Centro
 
Jardim Botânico
The 340-acre Botanical Garden contains more than 5,000 species...
Gardens / Arboretums The Lush Inland
 
Maracanã
Many fans have witnessed many historic sports moments at this...
Sports Venues West of Downtown
 
Monumento aos Pracinhas
The Monument to the Brazilian Dead of World War II—the nation...
Museums / Galleries, Memorials / Monuments Catete and Glória
 
Mosteiro de São Bento
Just a glimpse of the Monastery of St. Benedict's main altar...
Religious Sites Centro
 
Museu Carmen Miranda
This tribute to the Brazilian bombshell Carmen Miranda is in...
Museums / Galleries Flamengo and Botafogo
 
Museu Casa do Pontal
If you're heading toward Prainha or beyond to Grumari, consider...
Museums / Galleries São Conrado and Barra da Tijuca
 
Museu Chácara do Céu
The collection of mostly modern works at the Museum of the Small...
Museums / Galleries Santa Teresa and Lapa
 
Museu das Telecomunicações
Inside the Oi Futuro (Hi, Future), the high-tech Telecommunications...
Museums / Galleries Flamengo and Botafogo
 
Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM)
A great place to take the pulse of the vibrant Brazilian fine-arts...
Museums / Galleries Centro
 
Museu do Índio
The Indian Museum pays homage to Brazil's many indigenous tribes...
Museums / Galleries Flamengo and Botafogo
 
Museu Histórico Nacional
The building that houses the National History Museum dates from...
Museums / Galleries Centro
 
Museu Nacional de Belas Artes
Works by Brazil's leading 19th- and 20th-century artists fill...
Museums / Galleries Centro
 
Palácio do Catete
Once the villa of a German baron, the elegant, 19th-century granite-and-marble...
Museums / Galleries Catete and Glória
 
Parque Lage
This lush green space down the road from Jardim Botânico was...
Gardens / Arboretums The Lush Inland
 
Sítio Roberto Burle Marx
It's a cab ride out of town, but nature lovers and architecture...
Museums / Galleries São Conrado and Barra da Tijuca
 
Theatro Municipal
If you visit one place in Centro, make it the Municipal Theater...
Architectural Sites Centro
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