Sights to See and Things to do in Rio De Janerio

Some people call Rio de Janerio, the beach capital of the world. This statement cannot be far from truth considering the beaches of Rio are always teeming with crowds, the tourists and the natives. Some of the beaches that hold visitor interest include Copacabana, Flamengo, Ramos, Urca, Arpoador, Leblon, Barra de Tujuca, Grumari, Abrico, Vermelha, Botafogo, Ipanema, Sao Conrado and Abrico (the official nude beach)

Apart from the beaches that are a perennial sight, here are the other places of tourist interest in Rio:
Pão de Açúcar: Visit the Sugar Loaf Mountains, the best landmark in Brazil which has an aerial tramway that can help people reach the top. The cost of a ticket per person is R$44. It is best to visit this place at sunset for a truly visually enriching experience.

Corcovado: This cable railway is fabulous for a round-trip to Cristo Redentor, providing a stellar view of the place. You can take a cab to Cosme Velho, or use the Metro-Onibus Expresso from the Largo does Machado station
Jardin Botanico: The Botanical Gardens that came into existence in the 19th century is both a park as well as scientific observatory. You can find a wide variety of plant species from all over the world, apart from the tropical ones.

Marcana: Football lovers can rejoice because the Marcana is the largest football ground on planet Earth!

Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas: This beautiful lagoon in the South zone offers beautiful views to Corcovado, Leblon and Ipanema. You can make use of peddle operated boats, skate and cycle or jog your way through this place.

Some of the buildings that you can visit include Paço Imperial(Old Imperial Palace), Casa França Brasil which is a French cultural center, Palácio Gustavo Capanema(former ministry of culture), Câmara Municipal(the city hall) and Art Deco(place for art deco style of architecture)

Rio de Janerio has an abundance of museums that can be any interesting prospect for anyone who likes history and information on the part of this beautiful city. There are private organization in the city that runs exhibitions and free events that provide a tribute to the cultural centers of Rio. You can get the details of the events from Segundo Caderno section of O Globo newspaper.

The tourist in Rio de Janerio can have the best help from Mapa das Artes Rio de Janeiro, which contains the detailed map of the city as well as bi-monthly listings, available for free at most museums.

The biggest reason for tourists to visit Rio is the ‘Carnaval’. This pompous show lasts for two weeks and samba schools get busy preparing for the Blocos de Rua, the parade on the streets. The venues where samba shows are held include Scala and Plataforma. Though not exactly a representation of the Brazilian culture, at a high cost, you can be a part of these show where you can see lots of almost naked women and loud music on the streets. The party goes on till the wee hours of the morning, starting post mid-night/. Apart from the Carnaval, the other famous events include New Year’s Eve celebrations where national and international concerts are held at the beaches for free. For the adventurous, there are a lot of paragliding and hang gliding flights to do. Even a person who is not experienced in this can enjoy the fun adventure because there is no need for special training or equipment.

With the FIFA World Cup and Olympics coming in the future years, you can expect a lot of fun and frolic in Rio.

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