Rio de Janeiro Sights

When in Rio, don't be afraid to follow the tourist trail—the major attractions really are "must-sees." Contrary to tourist-board images, the sun doesn't always shine on the city, so when it does, make the most of it. If the skies are clear, waste no time in heading for Cosme Velho to visit the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado mountain, or to Urca to make the cable car ascent to the peak

of Sugar Loaf. Time-pressed travelers will find that whistle-stop city tours are a good way to see many attractions in one day, while those lucky enough to spend a week or more here can afford to take a more leisurely approach. Cloudy days are a good time to visit the attractions of leafy Lagoa and Jardim Botânico and the breezily bohemian hilltop neighborhood of Santa Teresa. The historic buildings, museums, and cultural centers of Centro, Catete, Glória, and Lapa are ideal rainy-day options.

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Centro 16

São Conrado and Barra da Tijuca 9

Flamengo and Botafogo 7

Inland Zona Sul 6

Santa Teresa and Lapa 5

Ipanema and Leblon 5

Copacabana and Leme 4

West of Downtown 4

Catete and Gloria 3

Urca 2

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Beach–Sight 16

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Military Site 1

Mountain–Sight 1

Museum/ Gallery 18

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Park/ Playground 1

Pedestrian Mall 1

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Public Art (Mural/ Sculpture/ Statue) 1

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 6

Sports Venue 1

Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) 1

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Jardim Zoológico

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For children and others with an interest in seeing birds and beasts up close, Rio's city zoo makes for a diverting day out. Colorful...

Maracanã

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Fans have witnessed many historic sports moments at this stadium that hosted the finals of the 1950 and 2014 FIFA World Cups and was...

Museu Nacional

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A little off Rio's main tourist track, the National Museum is well worth the metro ride to view its exhibits of botanical, anthropological,...

Quinta da Boa Vista

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Complete with lakes and marble statuary, this vast public park on a former royal estate's landscaped grounds is a popular spot for family...

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