Rio de Janeiro

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  • 1. Escadaria Selarón

    Lapa | Building/Architectural Site

    After traveling the world and living in more than 50 countries, Chilean painter Selarón began working in 1990 on the iconic tile staircase that...Read More

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  • 2. Maracanã

    Maracanã | Sports Venue

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

  • 3. Floresta da Tijuca

    Alto da Boa Vista | Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Surrounding Corcovado is the dense, tropical Tijuca Forest, also known as the Parque Nacional da Tijuca. Once part of a Brazilian nobleman's...Read More

  • 4. Museu Casa de Rui Barbosa

    Botafogo | Museum/Gallery

    Steps away from Botafogo metro station is a museum in the former home of the 19th-century Brazilian statesman, writer, and scholar Rui Barbosa...Read More

  • 5. Museu Internacional De Arte Naïf do Brasil

    Cosme Velho | Museum/Gallery

    More than 6,000 works by Brazil's best self-taught painters, along with some by their counterparts from around the world, grace the walls of...Read More

  • 6. Praia do Arpoador

    Arpoador | Beach–Sight

    At the point where Ipanema Beach meets Copacabana, Praia do Arpoador has great waves for surfing. They're so great that nonsurfers tend to avoid...Read More

  • 7. Quinta da Boa Vista

    São Cristóvão | Park/Playground

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

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  • 8. São Conrado


    The juxtaposition of the "haves" and "have nots" couldn't be more stark, or more startling, than it is in São Conrado, where mansions and expensive...Read More

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