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Rio de Janeiro


Rio de Janeiro or also known as Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City) or just Rio is the probably most famous city in Brazil.

Located at the beautiful Brazilian Eastcoast the 2nd biggest city in Brazil after Sao Paulo and capital of the state Rio de Janeiro Rio is put into a picturesque scenery surrounded by green mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.

Rio de Janeiro

Everybody most likely that view from a picture and postcard. And it is indeed stunning. Being high up on the Sugar Loaf or the Corcovado mountain with its Statue of Christ the Redeemer - and being able to look over the whole city.

The Sugar Loaf and Corcovado are already two of the most magnificent sights in Rio. The Sugar Loaf rises up in a peninsula sticking out into the Atlantic. The by far easiest way to get up there is to take the Cablecar which goes directly up to the almost 400 meters high top. Of course you can also climb your way up along the steep walls of the mountain if you are into that.

Corcovado, Statue of Jesus Christ the RedeemerThe top then offers the impressive view. To get an even more amazing view take a helicopter ride from top of the Sugar Loaf or take the ride by Mountain Railway up on top of the Corcovado Mountain.  There on top of the 710 m high mountain you'll find the viewing platform and the huge statue of Christ the Redeemer. The huge statue rises up another 40 meters and can be seen from anywhere in and nearby the city.

Of course a trip to Rio wouldn't be complete withouth visiting the Maracana Staidum, one of the biggest soccer Stadiums in the world and host of the 1950 worldcup final. Apart from the impressive size you can try to follow into Pele's footprints.

Last but not least, Rio has some gorgeous beaches to offer. The Copacapana is directly in front of all the big hotels and visited by a lot of tourist. Ipanema for example, also famous by the Song "The girl from Ipanema" is at least as nice, but usually much quiter.

Despite all beautyness one has to say that Rio is a quite dangerous place as well. Crime rates are high and it can happen that tourists are robbed. It is definitely recommendable to visit the sights in bigger groups. Even better would be to join organized tours or in case you have local friends there being accompanied by them when exploring the beauty of the city.

After all Rio de Janeiro is definitely a Must See. So Enjoy Rio.

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