Places to visit in Rio de Janeiro

Top Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Places to Visit in Rio de Janeiro

Top Attractions in Rio de Janeiro

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What travellers are saying

  • Snot Finder
    Casper, WY473 contributions
    We didn't think this would be that great, but it turned out to be a highlight of our short stay in Rio.
    Written 16 September 2022
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  • Snot Finder
    Casper, WY473 contributions
    It was very crowded the day we went (mainly because it was sunny and perfectly clear) but still was a great experience.
    Written 16 September 2022
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  • Smbtvmotta
    Australia2 contributions
    A very beautiful place, pleasant for a family or couple outing, but I was a little disappointed with the staff and the silanization equipment. I left the place with less information than I would have liked, about the Brazilian vegetation. The funniest part of the tour was meeting some curious monkeys watching photographers.
    Written 30 August 2022
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  • MarcioHaraguchi
    Sao Paulo, SP1,066 contributions
    You have two options to get to the top of the Urca Hill. The traditional is by the cable car, but you can also take the easy trail thta starts somewhere in the middle of Claudio Coutinho´s walk (it begins at the left side of the beach).
    There you will find some options of food and snacks.
    With some luck, you will see planes landing on the Santos Dummont airport maneuvering just a couple of hundreds meters in from of you. (also is a nice experience to get on one of these flights)
    Written 29 January 2021
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  • Arran E
    28 contributions
    Loved this beach, amazing, chilled, lots of families and fantastic views! Totally recommend this location during your Rio visit!
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • Walter S
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ91 contributions
    Perfect for long walks. Not too much to do on the way / beach. More south, lesser building, more nature / birds.
    Written 28 May 2021
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  • Magdalena A
    Banbury, UK35 contributions
    My husband and our 12-year old son visited the stadium as a paid experience purchased elsewhere on the internet. They attended a very important local football match with a local (Bruno) and they enjoyed it immensely. For any football/soccer fans, attending a game in Maracana is a must, just make sure that you go there with someone knowledgeable..
    Written 25 August 2022
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  • Walter S
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ91 contributions
    Nice hike, with a great view as a reward at the end. Look for the monkeys on your way up. Level : moderate
    Written 28 May 2021
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  • Marcus Araujo
    Macae, RJ467 contributions
    The museum focus in sustentability and it's very interactive. The staff is quite friendly. And the views around the museum are awesome. Buy online before to avoid the lines.
    Written 27 August 2022
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  • T D
    Philadelphia, PA3,118 contributions
    A must do if you’re in Rio! We were approached by a sales lady who offered a van service that would take us on top of the visitor center and include two additional viewpoint for R50 each person round trip, so we agreed to it. The van service took us to this great view of Rio - it’s about half way to visitor center. Then it drove us the visitor center afterwards. Beautiful view!
    Written 6 March 2022
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  • resa
    Svolvaer, Norway5 contributions
    Great place to watch the sunset with a caipirinha in your glass. Friendly people, great ambiance, great view. Can definitely recommend the caipirinhas ❤️
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • nina k
    8 contributions
    I have been coming to Brazil for over ten years and I love Copacabana Beach. Beautiful views and we felt very safe. I like walking down the beach and looking at what the various vendors have to offer. I also like the fact that you can jog down the strip for some exercise if you wish.
    Written 21 September 2022
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  • German F
    Milan, Italy217 contributions
    Beautiful lush park where you can walk and immerse yourself in nature. The villa located there is also very beautiful.
    Written 5 September 2021
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  • LP d
    Guatemala City, Guatemala10 contributions
    The Pedra da Gávea tour is "must do" activity in Rio. I scheduled this tour with Rio Adventures. My tour guide was Jessy, she is a very nice and kind person. One need to have a very good physical condition to do this tour (depends). I this this tour in July, when it is winter in Rio, the weather conditions were favorable, the hiking might be a bit difficult and the part of rock climbing might be challenging for those who can't even walk for one hour without stop. However, in my opinion, if one has experience hiking peaks and mountains, and likes to do rappel, this tour is a piece of cake. The view at the top really, really worth it!!! It is amazing!!! After the tour Jessy, the other travelers and I went to Oswaldo's Bar (Bar do Oswaldo) to get relaxed, get some food and drinks. We had a great time.
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • Lovin' it on Phuket
    1,258 contributions
    This is a lovely beach to visit if it isn't crowded. I found it to be less of a headache than Copacabana and less busy than Ipanema. It is one of the areas you should check out and explore when you first arrive in Rio so it stands out a bit in your memory.
    Written 31 December 2020
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