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Occupying one of the most beautiful sites in the world, Rio de Janeiro has been abundantly blessed with natural attractions. And world-famous man-made constructions such as the statue of Christ the Redeemer and the cable car that whisks visitors up to the summit of Sugar Loaf mountain add to the sense of the city as a giant adventure playground. The beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana are just two of the many stunning strips of sand to be found in the city, and the vast Tijuca National Park is awash with opportunity for hiking and climbing.

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Statue of Christ the Redeemer

Statue of Christ the Redeemer

Keeping a watchful eye over the people of Rio de Janeiro, the Statue of Christ the Redeemer (or Cristo Redentor) sits atop Corcovado 2,300 feet (700 meters) above the city. It was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.

The largest art deco statue in the world, it is 130 ft (39 m) tall and the arms measure 98 ft (30 m) across. Made of reinforced concrete and sandstone the statue was unveiled in 1931.

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Sugar Loaf Mountain

Sugar Loaf Mountain

You’ll see stunning views of Rio from atop Sugar Loaf Mountain (or Pão de Acúcar) which rises at the point where Guanabara Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Whichever way you look the city is a delight of sweeping beaches, sparkling water and green peaks.

If you make the trip up in the late afternoon you can watch Rio as the light disappears and the fairy show of night lights begins.  Looking west you’ll have an incredible view of Corcovado with the statue of Christ the Redeemer all lit up.

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Tijuca National Park

Tijuca National Park

A lush Atlantic rainforest, Tijuca National Park is an absolute wonder it is the world’s largest urban forest which covers 12.4mi² (32km²) and was a result of incredible forward thinking by Emperor Dom Pedro II.

In 1861 he saw the deforestation of the land around Rio and ordered that Tijuca be replanted to secure the water supply for future citizens. It was replanted over ten years ago and still plays a key role in making sure Rio has fresh water.

The national park includes the Corcodova which offers stunning views from its summit where the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer is situated. It also offers fantastic picnic areas, many waterfalls and some great walks.

Take a Jeep Tour of the Park!

Selarón Staircase

Selarón Staircase

Decorated with over 2,000 brightly colored tiles in the colors of the Brazilian flag, the Selarón Staircase (Escadaria Selarón) is one of Rio’s most vibrant and striking landmarks, marking the boundary between the Lapa and Santa Teresa neighbourhoods. The brainchild of Chilean artist Jorge Selarón, the iconic steps have become one of the world’s most famous pieces of street art, drawing millions of visitors and gaining exposure in international commercials, pop music videos and magazines all around the globe.

Take a tour of the staircase and Santa Teresa!

The Botanic Gardens, Rio Tour

Botanic Gardens

Idyllic and serene among the bustle of Rio, the Botanical Garden – or Jardim Botanico – is a delightful place to soak up the beauty of both Amazonian and imported plants.

There are over 5,500 species of plant and this is where you will find the first tea, cloves and cinnamon that were brought to Brazil to acclimatize. Highlights include the lake containing massive water lilies, the orchids and the Japanese Garden.

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Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum

Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum

Built in 1996, the Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum is one of the city’s most iconic structures. Its modern swirling architecture differs dramatically from New York City’s Guggenheim, but still offers a nod to a similar creative design.
In addition to its stunning exterior, the Niteroi is home to a wide variety of stunning works of art, too. From sculptures to paintings, creative travelers are treated to an incredible array of visual art. And while the museum’s permanent collection is one of the best in the country, both locals and visitors agree that the most impressive works is the city of Rio itself, which can be viewed in all its glory from the museum’s panoramic windows that overlook the skyline and the bay.

Take a speedboat tour of Rio and see all of the city’s finest buildings from the sea!

Museum of Tomorrow Rio

Museum of Tomorrow

Jutting out over the port of Rio de Janeiro, you may mistake the new Museum of Tomorrow for a spaceship. Designed with sustainability in mind by architect Santiago Calatrava, the museum aims to bring awareness to the issue of climate change and other ecological issues. Visitors will experience interactive displays designed to immerse guests in all things science from biology to the environment.

Take a private tour of the Museums of Rio

Recommended Hotels in Rio de Janeiro

Rio has long been a gay-friendly destination for tourists. The best hotels are close to Rio’s gay nightlife and popular beaches “where the boys are.” Stay close to Ipanema Beach gayest section Praia da Farme.

Arpoador Inn Hotel
Great Breakfast

Arpoador Inn Hotel

A long-time favorite for the following reasons: friendly front desk, amazing breakfast  with a boardwalk view of Arpoador Beach.

Hotel Fasano
5 Star Luxury

Hotel Fasano

One of the best hotels in Brazil, the Fasano brings world class luxury to gay Ipanema.  offers luxurious beachfront accommodations.

Golden Tulip Ipanema
Great Location

Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza

Very popular  hotel is often booked out early for season. It gives you access to guests-only rooftop views at gayest section Praia da Farme.

Sol Ipanema
Readers Choice

Sol Ipanema

Superb location on the Ipanema Beach, within a vibrant area of bars and restaurants. It features a sunny terrace with breathtaking views.

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