Rio de Janeiro

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  • 1. Christ the Redeemer

    Cosme Velho | Mountain–Sight

    Rio's iconic Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue stands arms outstretched atop 690-meter-high (2,300-foot-high) Corcovado mountain...Read More

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  • 2. Palácio do Catete

    Catete | Garden/Arboretum

    Once the villa of a German baron, this elegant, 19th-century granite-and-marble palace became the presidential residence after the 1889 coup...Read More

  • 3. Praia de Copacabana

    Copacabana | Beach–Sight

    Maddening traffic, noise, packed apartment blocks, and a world-famous beach—this is Copacabana, or, Manhattan with bikinis. Walk along the...Read More

  • 4. Praia de Ipanema

    Ipanema | Beach–Sight

    As you stroll this world-famous beach you'll encounter a cross section of the city's residents, each favoring a particular stretch. Families...Read More

  • 5. Sítio Roberto Burle Marx

    Jardim Piaí | Garden/Arboretum

    Nature lovers and architecture buffs will find it worth making the advance booking required to visit this plantation-turned-museum honoring...Read More

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