Friday, June 20, 2014


When we think of the attractions that Rio de Janeiro has inevitably come to our mind nocturan beach and fun, but Rio is not only beach. Nor is it just samba, soccer and nightlife. Few cities in the world possess the diversity of attractions that Rio. Here we provide a comprehensive guide that will allow you to fully enjoy the city.

  Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer) Located on top of a mountain this spectacular statue of Christ has become the most representative icon of the city. The walk starts in the neighborhood Cosme Velho, sympathetic aboard a train that runs, until, areas of rare and charming beauty.
From the top the scenery is dazzling: Copacabana, Ipanema, Guanabara Bay, the Botanical Garden, the Hippodrome, Rodrigo da Freitas Lagoon, in short the entire city causing visual ecstasy.

  Sugar Loaf (Pão de Açúcar) This strange mountain with its particular beauty shared the podium with the Corcovado tourist attractions where the most spectacular views of the city can be seen. The ascent to it is made by a cable car that first makes a stop at the Morro da Urca. Besides the beaches of Rio and Niteroi and Atlantic Forest is possible to see some historic buildings such as the Forte de Santa Cruz and the Ilha Fiscal

  Botafogo Cove The beauty of Guanabara Bay seen from above but here is one of the places where you can appreciate and enjoy from the earth. The beach has white sand cove, unfortunately the water is not suitable for bathroom, but very fond carioca uses sports to play soccer and volleyball on the road that runs for running or biking. The scenery is beautiful. Is populated by a variety of boats and yachts and the same is the Yacht Club (Yacht Club). It is also stage shows and outdoor concerts.

  Copacabana Palace Inaugurated in 1923 was one of the first hotels built facing the sea. Its refined style fully reflect European cultural influence of its time. Today besides being a choice of high excellence among hotel proposals for the city is considered part of the historical heritage. It has been throughout its history preferred hotel of artists, politicians, executives and international personalities. In have been filmed several movies but perhaps the most important has been "Flying Down to Rio", in which Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers danced together first. Copacabana Fort (Forte de Copacabana) Built in 1914 to strengthen the defense of the city. Within it lies the Historical Museum of the Army. It also offers a panoramic view of the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema.

  Lagoa Rodrigo da Freitas Surrounded by the most noble city neighborhoods such as Ipanema, Leblon, Gávea and Botanical Garden, and as embraced by Christ the Redeemer, provides a spectacular sunset. During the day its calm waters reflect the light increased brightness of the city. It is surrounded by parks, gardens, sports facilities and also has a bike path and walking and jogging track. It also has dining options imnumeros where no lack of live music at night. On weekends you can rent pedal boat to navigate it.

  Brazilian Jockey Club It is located between two other tourist spots in the city: Rodrigo da Freitas Lagoon and the Botanical Garden. Built in the style of Louis XV da Gávea Racetrack dazzles not only lovers turf since their mutifacética offer include fashion, food, events and shows.

  Botanical Garden It occupies an area of ​​141 hectares, which keep the main issues of the Brazilian and global flora. The imperial palms, major attractions of the garden were planted by the Prince Regent Joao VI himself in 1809. Old trees are interspersed with orchids, bromeliads, flamboyant and a vast tropical flora.

  Floresta da Tijuca In Rio just look up and look in the direction contrary to the sea to the hills that frame the city to delight the eye with the vegetation that covers them. But if you want to enjoy nearby, get into such vegetation, nothing better to do a trip to the Floresta da Tijuca. It located in the heart of the city, with 3200 hectares, is the largest urban forest in the world. It has hundreds of species of flora and fauna found only in the Atlantic Forest and many places to visit as Cascatinha, the Capela Mayrink, Mirante Excelsior, the Barracao, Paul and Virginia Grotto, the Lago das Fadas and Turn of Solidao.

  Arcos da Tijuca - Bondinho Santa Teresa Carioca arcs have entered history as the most monumental work undertaken in Rio de Janeiro in colonial times. Originally built to serve as aqueducts, serve viaduct today for another great attraction: the train that links the Estacao da Carioca with gentle and bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa. They are located in Largo da Lapa, and historical point of reference neighborhood carioca night. Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro In full Movieland, next to the National Library, the National Museum of Fine Arts and Pedro Ernesto Palace, the Municipal Theatre dazzles not only for its architectural design but also for its impressive façade and the beauty of its interior. In construction and other materials Carra marble, bronze and onyx was used, and has a luxurious furniture, mirrors, paintings and sculptures, which make it a true temple of culture.

  Confectionery Colombo Live Portrait Belle Epoque carioca Colombo remains the Confectionary Art Nouveau style of the early twentieth century. His famous Belgian mirrors, moldings and cabinets jacaranda, marble tables and floors and beautiful furnishings remain intact.

  Museum of Modern Art Opened in 1958 it is located amidst gardens Flamengo alongside Guanabara Bay and near the city center. Currently has a collection of 1,700 works, including paintings, sculptures and engravings, of Brazilian and foreign artists, and a specialist arts library and a large film library. Largo do Boticario Just seven homes make up this beautiful and bohemian part of the city. Baptized with that name in honor of Joaquim Luiz da Silva Souto, apothecary of the royal family, who died there in a plantation. The Largo do Boticario has colonial facades and roofs, cobblestone streets and ancient trees. It stronghold of the great artists and it happened throughout history the most diverse art and cultural events

  Museum of Native Art Just 50 meters from the station the train that leads to Corcovado Cosme Velho in the neighborhood, is located the most complete heritage of Native Art world. It has more than 8000 works of painters of Brazil and the world produced from the XV century. Also keeps most gender painted cloth with 7 x 4 meters, which portrays as rare and original city of Rio de Janeiro

  Da Chácara do Céu Museum The museum gives Chácara do Céu, art, history and nature live in harmony and the most perfect in all its glory. Former residence of the collector and industrial Raymundo Ottoni de Castro Maya in the neighborhood of Santa Teresa, includes paintings, ceramics, furniture, objects and books. The works of artists like Marcoussis, Di Cavalcanti, Matisse, Dalí, Miró, Picasso and Portinari and 490 watercolors and 61 drawings Debret stand.

  Parque das ruins Beyond what the name suggests, this is actually the residence in the neighborhood of Santa Teresa where Laurinda Santos Lobo lived, deity of Rio de Janeiro. Preserved in memory of those who gather around the most representative artists and intellectuals in the golden age of the neighborhood. In his mirante Isadora Duncan danced and play Hector Villa-lobos.

  Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil It was built in 1880 headquarters of the Bank of Brazil and the Commercial Association of Rio de Janeiro. From 1989 it became a cultural center and today has two theaters, exhibition halls, a library with over 100,000 volumes, auditorium, video and cinema and the permanent exhibition of the museum: "Brazil through currency "

  Church of Nossa Senhora da Candelaria Located in the city center, in an area rich in cultural spaces. It built in the eighteenth century is one of the most beautiful churches in Rio de Janeiro

  National Historical Museum Created in 1922 it is a fine architectural complex that occupies an area of ​​18,000 square meters consisting of three representative farms in different eras: the Casa do Trem 1762, Royal Arsenal, 1822 and Annex 1835 to the barracks

  Church of Nossa Senhora do Bonsucesso Built to integrate the resort of Santa Casa de Misericordia church is one of the oldest in the city. The construction of the first chapel was initiated in 1567 by the Morro do Castelo. Rebuilt in 1780 preserved altars and pulpits of the demolished church of the Jesuits

  Praca Quinze de Novembro We can say that was where the story began in Rio de Janeiro as it covers the area occupied by the Paco Imperial, the Carmelite Convent, the Arco do Teles and Travessa do Mercado. Also posse bars, restaurants, fairs, museums and an intense grassroots movement.