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Popular Attractions in Rio de Janeiro

If you're a first time visitor to Rio de Janeiro, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Rio de Janeiro.

What are some good attractions in Rio de Janeiro?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Rio de Janeiro.

Santa Teresa
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
Cristo Redentor
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Copacabana Beach
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
Selaron Steps
R. Manuel Carneiro Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Pão de Açúcar
Pasteur, 520 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

0xx21 25468400
Sugarloaf Mountain
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Ipanema Beach
Av. Marquês de Sapucaí Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

0xx21 25027122
Barra da Tijuca
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
Parque Lage
414 Rua Jardim Botânico Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

(21) 3257-1800
Jardim Botanico
Rua Jardim Botânico, 1008 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

+55 21 3874-1808 ‎
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro
Av. Inf Henrique, 85 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

21 22404944
5 Praça Mauá Rio de Janeiro, RJ

(21) 3031-2741
National Museum of Brazil
Quinta da Boa Vista Rio de Janeiro, RJ

(21) 3938-6900


Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"Equally close to the other main tour attractions (Sugarloaf Mountain, Cristo Redentor etc)."  See More

"The best free thing I did there was grab a coconut from a beachside stall and people watch on Copacabana Beach :"  See More

"Try Jardim Botanico as well or Parque Lage"  See More

"Sometimes it can be quite a fuss to go to all the main sights in Rio, so what I did the two times I've visited the city is taking a day trip to go and see Cristo Redentor, Pão de Açúcar, Escadaria Selarón etc all in one day."  See More

"In Rio there are lots of things to do, the major attractions are the Cristo Redentor, Pão de Açúcar, Copacabana and Ipanema Beach, Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro and Lapa."  See More

";) You can visit Barra da Tijuca , downtown center and other places by subway."  See More

"Other beautiful places are Copacabana Fort and Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas"  See More

"The station for Corcovado is located on Rua Cosme Velho, which is easily accessible by bus (terminal across the street) or taxi."  See More

"You can also go to Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, National Museum of Brazil, Catete Palace, Instituto Moreira Salles."  See More

Where can I find out more about Rio de Janeiro?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Rio de Janeiro locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Rio de Janeiro.

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