The Copacabana Beach

The Copacabana Rio Hotel is located just one block from the most famous beach in the world.

Copacabana Beach is located in the Copacabana neighborhood (South Zone of Rio de Janeiro). Positioning itself in the ranking of the most famous beaches of the world, was popularly dubbed "Princess of the Sea".

Extending along Avenida Atlantica, Copacabana Beach has already hosted grandiose events such as world-wide sand soccer championships, world volleyball championships and great shows. Not to mention that it receives every year, one of the biggest New Year festivities in the world.


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  2. Copacabana
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The Cristo Redentor

The Cristo Redentor is an art-deco statue depicting Jesus Christ, and became the main postcard of Rio de Janeiro. The statue is located at the peak of Corcovado hill, 709 meters above sea level, in the Tijuca National Park, overlooking most of the city of Rio de Janeiro.

The construction of the monument began in 1926, and was inaugurated on October 12, 1931. Its registration (recognition of its historical value) took place in 2009 by IPHAN (Institute of National Historical and Artistic Heritage).

It was elected in 2007 as one of the new seven wonders of the world. UNESCO in 2012 considered Cristo Redentor as part of the landscape of Rio de Janeiro, included in the list of World Heritage Sites.

The monument was built by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa in collaboration with the French sculptor Paul Landowski and with the French engineer Albert Caquot, between 1922 and 1931. It was inaugurated on October 12, 1931, the day of Our Lady Aparecida and is in the neighborhood of Santa Teresa.

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  2. Cristo Redentor Corcovado
  3. Cristo Redentor Corcovado

The Pão de Açúcar

Pão de Açúcar is a complex of hills that is located in the neighborhood of Urca and is composed of the hill of Pão de Açúcar, Morro da Urca and Morro da Babilônia.

Along with the statue of Cristo Redentor, Pão de Açúcar is the largest postcard in the city of Rio de Janeiro and one of the most famous in Brazil thanks to its unique characteristics.

The cable car ride that connects Praia Vermelha and Morro da Urca to the Sugar Loaf is its main attraction.

The tour has a 360º view of stunning landscapes, such as the beaches of Leme, Ipanema, Flamengo, Leblon, Pedra da Gávea, the imposing massif of Tijuca, Cristo Redentor, Guanabara Bay, the city center, Santos Airport Dumont, Governor's Island, Niterói, Rio-Niterói Bridge, in the background the Serra do Mar, with the peak "Dedo de Deus" and, of course, Copacabana Beach.

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Arpoador

The Arpoador is heavily frequented by surfers even at night, thanks to its special lighting. The Arpoador is the best spot in town to watch the sunset. The stone provides a panoramic view of the beaches of Ipanema and Leblon with the Dois Irmãos hill in the background. Just next to it is the picturesque Devil's beach, which, despite its size, has very strong waves.

Arpoador, besides offering this strong experience of connection with the sun, still provides bodybuilding equipment, skating rink, kiosks and also the Garota de Ipanema park, with a varied program of MPB shows during the summer.
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  2. Parque Garota de Ipanema
  3. Parque Garota de Ipanema

The Maracanã Stadium and the Football Museum

The Estadio Jornalista Mário Filho, popularly known as Maracanã, was inaugurated in 1950 to host the World Cup that year. Maracanã is the largest stadium in Brazil and has capacity for more than 70 thousand fans. The stadium nicknamed "Maraca", besides hosting games of the Carioca, Brazilian and other important international competitions, is the scene of great musical spectacles.

Big football icons such as Pele, Zico, Rivelino, Roberto Dinamite, Jairzinho and Zagallo, among other stars, have their feet engraved on the sidewalk of fame. In the Football Museum, which is also installed in the stadium, you can know the history of the teams, titles and achievements of Brazilian players, such as Pelé's Milestone Goal.

Maracanã hosted the final of the 2014 World Cup and will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games.

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The new Museu do Amanhã

The Museu do Amanhã was inaugurated on December 17, 2015. The Museum, which was erected next to Plaza Mauá, in the port area (more precisely at Píer Mauá), was designed by the Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava.

The museum has a strong artistic and scientific character, but also, it takes advantage of the spaces of its exhibitions to warn about climate change, environmental degradation and social collapse.

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  2. Museu do Amanhã
  3. Museu do Amanhã

Lagoon Rodrigo de Freitas

The lagoon Rodrigo de Freitas is located in the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro.

In its 2.5 million square meters of surface sports are practiced like the oar, and the candle, or simply pedalinho. In its surroundings, there is a rowing stadium, a paved bike path (with 7.5 km of extension), several leisure equipment and food kiosks.

Near the Lagoon, one of the most famous clubs of the city, the Brazilian Jockey Club, is the main venue for equestrian events.


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The Mauá Square

The Mauá Square is located in the city center of Rio de Janeiro on the shores of Guanabara Bay. The Square marks the beginning of Rio Branco Avenue and also of the Port Zone, since numbering of the warehouses of the Port of Rio de Janeiro begins in the square.

Who occupies the center of the square is the statue of Irineu Evangelista de Souza (Barão de Mauá), pioneer industrialist of Brazil. A is the project of the sculptor Rodolfo Bernardelli and was inaugurated in 1910, by initiative of the Club of Engineering.

Before its revitalization, the area was surrounded by bars and nightclubs of prostitution, due to the fact that it was located in a landing area of passenger ships and merchant navy. The new urban space is part of the masterplan of Porto Maravilha, an important revitalization operation of the coastal area of the city of Rio de Janeiro, aiming at the 2016 Olympics.

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  2. Praça Mauá
  3. Praça Mauá