Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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    Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor)

    Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor)

    Ranked #1 overall in Rio de Janeiro things to do
    9.6161 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Monument, Landmark, Scenic Lookout
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesHistory

    Great sight to see. Easy to get up to and I had no lines. Great view of the city. Clouds were in and out but still well worth it. Perfect ...

  • 2
    Ipanema Beach

    Ipanema Beach

    Ranked #2 overall in Rio de Janeiro things to do
    9.2149 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Beach
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesAdventure

    One of the famous beaches in Rio and definitely worth the shot! It can be pretty crowded though.

  • 3
    Copacabana Beach

    Copacabana Beach

    Ranked #3 overall in Rio de Janeiro things to do
    9.2133 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Beach
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesAdventure

    Copacabana is just perfect. During the day with the beach and the sun, and during the night, just walking and seeing sand sculptures.

  • 4
    Sugar Loaf Cable Car

    Sugar Loaf Cable Car

    Ranked #4 overall in Rio de Janeiro things to do
    9.7116 reviews
    Trams & Gondolas, Transportation
    Popular withAdventureOutdoorsyFamilies

    A must in Rio. The ride up the cable car is a fantastic experience! Once up there, you get some fantastic view points of the city!

  • 5
    Leblon Beach

    Leblon Beach

    Ranked #5 overall in Rio de Janeiro things to do
    9.458 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Beach
    Popular withLuxuryOutdoorsyNightlife

    The most expensive square meter of Rio brings together the beach and the classic and sophisticated residences with a busy nightlife

  • 6
    Corcovado

    Corcovado

    Ranked #6 overall in Rio de Janeiro things to do
    9.556 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Scenic Lookout, Mountain
    Popular withOutdoorsyHistorySpiritual

    Photo taken at Estrada do Corcovado on my way up to Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor). A mix of cosmopolitan city, nature and beaches results in a wonderful city as ...

  • 7
    Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas

    Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas

    Ranked #7 overall in Rio de Janeiro things to do
    9.048 reviews
    Outdoors, Lake
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesNightlife

    Great place to relax, take a walk, enjoy the warm winter sun and appreciate the lazy birds enjoying their perch on a tiny boat.

  • 8
    Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden

    Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden

    Ranked #8 overall in Rio de Janeiro things to do
    9.540 reviews
    Outdoors, Garden
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesGreen

    Add this to your itinerary! If you come when the garden opens/closes, it's less crowded and much more relaxed (although it's so green and tranquil that it's hard not to ...

  • 9
    Praia do Arpoador

    Praia do Arpoador

    Ranked #9 overall in Rio de Janeiro things to do
    9.337 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Beach
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureGreen

    This is such a great beach, good for surfing and also a walking distance from other very famous beaches like Ipanema and Copacabana.

  • 10
    Maracanã Football Stadium

    Maracanã Football Stadium

    Ranked #11 overall in Rio de Janeiro things to do
    9.234 reviews
    Sports, Football Stadium
    Popular withFamiliesHistoryStudents

    The great temple to the beautiful game will play a starring role later this year in the FIFA World Cup. Even if you can't make it to the final (which ...

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