6 Must Visit Places of Rio de Janeiro – The City of the Sun and Sand

Sugar Loaf Mountain Rio

Famous around the world as the part of a World Heritage Site, Rio de Janeiro has a wonderful setting between the mountains and the sea. In fact, it is named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea” by UNESCO. A spectacular place for the travel enthusiasts – the city is a holiday paradise that offers more than you can imagine! Rio de Janeiro is one of the most bustling city of Brazil and is amongst the most visited tourist destinations in Americas for decades now.

This lively city has a profound wisdom of history and heritage with the essence of their culture and values. Rio de Janeiro is blessed with an astonishing natural setting in the world, where the city offers dazzling landscapes. As a city of contrasts, Rio de Janeiro is known for its carnival season where the streets are filled with vibrant music and ornately costumed dancers and attractive revelers from all over the world. Explore with us the city by reveling in the mesmerizing view of the city and enjoy its unique cultural heritage.

Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer)

Situated in the main stream of the city, the giant statue of Christ is recognized as a symbol of Rio that makes it a must visit place. The statue was crafted by Polish-French sculptor Paul Landowski and made by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa.

Christ the Redeemer


Celebrated larger than life, the Rio’s Carnival is famous for its pre-Lenten and lavish celebrations. The festival takes place in every winter and it usually begins after the New Year Eve. The carnival attracts thousands of spectators with its street parades, samba parties and shows.

Carnival Rio De Janerio

Sugar Loaf

Sugar Loaf is a famous landmark of Rio de Janeiro, where the mountain towers 394 meters above the harbor. It is situated on the point of land and is connected to the city by a narrow strip of land. You can easily reach the destination with the cable car. From the top of the mountain, you can see the entire mountainous coast.

Sugar Loaf Mountain Rio


The city is truly blessed with the natural beauty as it has lovely sand beaches at its heart while the entire downtown is situated on its outskirts. A few steps away from the beach, the Avenida Atlântica, Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana are situated. Also, there are small streets with fine hotels and famous restaurants and cafés.

Sugar Loaf Mountain Rio

Tijuca National Park

The Tijuca National Park is a must visit place as it has a varied breathtaking viewpoints and is surrounded by the Cristo Redentor, the giant-sized statue of Christ on Corcovado. An array of trees in the park are the native species and offers home for monkeys, quatis, colorful toucans, hawks, brilliant blue butterflies, and many other wildlife species.

Escadaria Selarón

The Escadaria Selarón is the latest tourist attraction that was invented by artist Jorge Selarón and was a new age gift for the Brazilian people. At this place, the ladder steps are covered with tiles, pottery, and mirrors. Also, there is a vibrant combination of various colors like blue, green, and yellow; which are the colors of the Brazilian flag.

Be it any time of year, Rio de Janeiro is amongst the top tourist attractions. If you are planning to visit Rio’s urban cultural landscape, which is known for its preserved beauty secrets, know about some of the above mentioned must visit destinations that will help you to organize your trip in a better way.

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