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
    9.6160 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Monument, Landmark, Scenic Lookout
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesHistory

    Supposedly, there's a spectacular view from the top, but it was so foggy when we went that we could barely see a foot in front of us. Don't buy tickets ...

  • 2
    Ipanema Beach

    Ipanema Beach

    Ranked #2 overall in Rio de Janeiro things to do
    9.2148 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
    9.2132 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Beach
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesAdventure

    Beautiful beach! Another must see when in Rio. There are artists, markets and plenty of beachbars nearby. Just do not bring too much with you and take care of your ...

  • 4
    Sugar Loaf Cable Car

    Sugar Loaf Cable Car

    Ranked #4 overall in Rio de Janeiro things to do
    9.7114 reviews
    Trams & Gondolas, Transportation
    Popular withAdventureOutdoorsyFamilies

    Rock climbed up the side of sugarloaf via italianos. A unique urban climbing experience. My guide from climb in Rio was spectacular!

  • 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 best beach! Its really cozy as its not so big and really family friendly due to the "baixo bebê".

  • 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

    It is one of those things in life you have to do. If you time it wrong and the clouds come in though you may has well have just purchased ...

  • 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

    The Lagoa is one of Rio's most visually dramatic spots, surrounded by monolithic curves and flashes of emerald green from the Tijuca Forest. The 7 km track that runs around ...

  • 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

    These verdant botanical gardens are home to more than 6000 plant species, and provide a fine intro to the rich flora of Rio and Brazil. Planted back in the early ...

  • 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

    The sunset is breathe taking.

  • 10
    Maracanã Football Stadium

    Maracanã Football Stadium

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

    I went here to see a real futbol game and wasn't disappointed. Although the stadium was relatively empty, we sat next to a bunch of hardcore fans who literally did ...

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