10 Top Tourist Attractions in Rio de Janeiro – Travel Video

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Rio de Janeiro – Travel Video

With its white sandy beaches, soaring mountains
and picturesque harbor, it’s no wonder that Rio de Janeiro is known as the marvelous city. Facing the South Atlantic coast, the second-largest
city in Brazil is blessed with one of the most beautiful natural settings for a metropolis
in the world. The dazzling landscape is just one of the
reasons that visitors flock to Rio. During carnival season, the streets fill with
music and ornately costumed dancers, attracting revelers from all over the globe. At any time of year, visitors won’t want
to miss the top tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro. Number 10. Barra da Tijuca Beach. This beautiful beach, which is the longest
in Rio de Janeiro, boasts clean white sand and tends to be less crowded and attracts
fewer tourists than Ipanema and Copacabana. Its waters are also said to be cleaner than
those two more famous beaches. Barra da Tijuca attracts active beach goers,
so you’ll find many kite surfers and body surfers here. The area surrounding Barra da Tijuca Beach
is also the youngest in Rio, having been developed approximately 30 years ago. Number 9. Lagoa Neighborhood. The Lagoa area is not only the most exclusive
neighborhood in the affluent Zona Sul district but is the third-most expensive neighborhood
in all of South America. It is also home to a large lagoon known as
the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. The four-mile path encircling the lagoon is
a favorite spot for joggers and cyclists. Open-air cafés and restaurants along the
shore offer stunning views of the lagoon and the beaches beyond. Number 8. Maracana Stadium. Soccer is by far the most important sport
in Brazil and the Maracanã Stadium is one of Rio’s most important landmarks. It was able to hold nearly 200,000 people
when it opened in 1950. In modern times, the capacity has been reduced
because of safety considerations, and the introduction of seating for all fans. It was partially rebuilt in preparation for
the 2014 World Cup and is currently able to seat 80,000 spectators making it the largest
stadium in South America. Number 7. Tijuca National Park One of the largest urban forest in the world,
the Tijuca National Park covers a huge area of a mostly mountainous landscape. Visitors can hike to Rio’s highest peak
to enjoy expansive views of Guanabara Bay and the city below. Nearly destroyed in the early 1800s by encroaching
coffee plantations, much of the forest was replanted by hand in the latter half of the
century with as many as nine million trees. Attractions include the pink Mayrink Chapel
and several beautiful waterfalls. Number 6. Lapa Neighborhood Located in the downtown section of Rio, the
Lapa neighborhood was once the city’s red-light district. Today, the area is known for its vibrant nightlife. Lined with samba and choro bars, the music
and dancing spills out into the street on weekend nights. Most of the architecture dates back to the
1800s, providing a scenic backdrop to all the festivities. It’s the perfect place to meet up with friends
to sip caipirinha, the national cocktail made with sugarcane hard liquor and lime. Escadaria Selarón, a set of famous steps
connects both the Lapa and Santa Teresa neighborhoods. Number 5. Jardim Botanico. Located to the west of the Lagoa neighborhood,
the Botanical Garden houses more than 8,000 species of plants. Built in the early 1800s, the garden features
many mature specimens, including avenues of towering palm trees. Visitors flock to the park to view the 600
species of orchids. The garden includes a number of monuments,
fountains and features, including a Japanese garden, a pond filled with water lilies and
a museum which displays exhibits that focus on the environment. Number 4. Sugarloaf Mountain. Rising 1,300 feet above the mouth of Guanabara
Bay, Sugarloaf mountain is a monolith of quartz and granite that visitors can crest via a
glass-walled cable car known as a “bondinho” or “teleférico.” The cable car departs every 20 minutes from
the base of Babilônia hill and climbs to the top of the Morro da Urca hill. From there, visitors can take a second cable
car up to the mountain’s summit. Number 3. Ipanema. The beach made famous in the bossa nova song
“The Girl from Ipanema” in the 1960s remains one of Rio’s most popular tourist spots
today. A long, arcing expanse of soft white sand
and rolling waves, Ipanema routinely reaches the top of the “Best Beaches in the World”
lists year after year. The beach is bordered by a well-organized
grid of shops and restaurants as well as an array of art galleries and clubs. Posts mark off the beach into section; families
favor the section between posts 11 and 12 while the area near post 9 attracts dedicated
sunbathers and free-wheeling artists. Number 2. Copacabana. Separated from Ipanema to the west by surfer-favored
Arpoador beach, Copacabana has a more active vibe than its equally famous neighbor. Rio locals, called “cariocas,” always
seem to have a game of soccer or volleyball in play, while vendors vociferously hawk their
drinks and snacks. Visitors and cariocas alike love to stroll
along the promenade that borders the 2.5 mile long beach. Originally built in the 1930s, the walkway
features a wave-like design laid out in black and white stones. Inland from the promenade are closely-packed
multistoried hotels and apartments. Number 1. Christ the Redeemer. Perched atop the 2,330 feet high peak of Corcovado
Peak, the statue of “Cristo Redentor” stands with arms outstretched, gazing serenely
out over the city. Construction of the statue began in 1922 during
the heyday of the Art Deco movement, and the concrete and soapstone statue is considered
the largest statue designed in the genre in the world. Most visitors take a vertical cog train to
reach the base of the summit. From there, visitors to the monument once
had to climb hundreds of steps to reach the top. Today, elevators and escalators are available
to shorten the trip.

16 thoughts on “10 Top Tourist Attractions in Rio de Janeiro – Travel Video

  1. The White Super Statue of ""Jesus Emmanuel Christ The REDEEMER"" is to ""BLESS the Entire City of Rio De Janeiro, BRASIL and Clean the Spirits of The Brazilian Peoples NOT to commit Violence NOR NO Crimes by Keeping the Brazilian Peoples Moderately Wealthy ALL mostly The Majority of Peoples of BRASIL Belonging to""THE MIDDLE CLASS (A Class Media de Prosperidade para a Maior Parte de Todos os Povos de BRASIL DE JESUS EMMANUAL CHRISTO EMBESSUADOS REDEEMER JESUS CHRISTO ESTATUA BRANCA DE RIO DE JANEIRO , BRASIL PARA SEMPRE TER UMA CLASS MEDIA POVOS DE BRASIL of the Majority of Brasilians in ""The Middle Class or Upper Middle Class Wealth of Most Brasilians of JESUS EMMANUEL CHRIST THE REDEEMER BLESSINGS FOR THE PEOPLES OF BRASIL""!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………!!!!….Tempo Finale!!!!……

  2. Неудивительно, что Рио-де-Жанейро известен как изумительный город с его белоснежными песчаными пляжами, парящими горами и живописной гаванью. С видом на южноатлантическое побережье второй по величине город в Бразилии обладает одним из самых красивых природных мест для мегаполиса в мире. Ослепительный пейзаж – лишь одна из причин, по которой посетители стекаются в Рио. Во время карнавального сезона улицы наполняются музыкой и танцовщицами в костюмах, привлекающими гуляк со всего мира. В любое время года посетители не захотят пропустить лучшие туристические достопримечательности в Рио-де-Жанейро.

  3. There have another monument in Rj people don't talking about, it's called Convento da Penha, locate no bairro da Penha. It's a beautifull place to visiting.

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