Rio de Janeiro

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For lovers of stunning views and attractions, dizzying heights, white sandy beaches and lively city life, Rio de Janeiro is without doubt a perfect place for a holiday or a stopover. The city is famous for the colourful Mardi Gras carnival, during which the city streets are filled with people and samba rhythms. A visit to the 710-metre-high Corcovado peak reveals why Rio is nicknamed the Marvellous City.

Weather averages in October

  • Day 27°C
  • Night 21°C
  • Rain 8

For lovers of stunning views and attractions, dizzying heights, white sandy beaches and lively city life, Rio de Janeiro is without doubt a perfect place for a holiday or a stopover. The city is famous for the colourful Mardi Gras carnival, during which the city streets are filled with people and samba rhythms. A visit to the 710-metre-high Corcovado peak reveals why Rio is nicknamed the Marvellous City.

Weather averages in October

  • Day 27°C
  • Night 21°C
  • Rain 8

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The City of Samba and Music

Rio de Janeiro offers stunning views almost from all degrees and angles and is one of the most colorful cities on Earth. The city, situated at the mouth of the bay, is surrounded by white sandy beaches, lush rain forests and dynamic mountains. From the slopes of the Corcovado mountain you can see the the statue of Christ the Saviour that boasts the height of 38 meters and overlooks the pristine Rio beaches. From the Copacabana and the Ipanema beaches the background is breathtaking and that is why local Rio residents (Cariocas) and visitors from elsewhere have been coming back for five centuries.

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Rio  de Janeiro is the city, where party reins. The residents are full of life, eager to show their lively spirit at the annual Mardi Gras Carnival. Colourful clothes, a lot of bare skin and the samba rhythms are all over the city, parties go on until the sunrise. Opportunities for entertainment are plentiful all year round, in particular in the bohemian Lapa district, where there are dozens of halls, offering live music, while during the weekends you can enjoy a huge street party. Samba is also the central music during the carnival as well as central dancing music to accompany all events at the street parties and all-night parades. Rio is a city that touches you one way or another, whether it is you visit it for fun, to see the natural and cultural attractions, or to see a football match in the famous Maracana Stadium.

Rio  de Janeiro is the city, where party reins. The residents are full of life, eager to show their lively spirit at the annual Mardi Gras Carnival.

Much of social life in Rio takes place on the beaches.
For residents, beaches represent the playgrounds that offer endless activities such as football, volleyball, and surfing, or just relaxing, drinking, and walking on the white sand. The most famous beaches are Copacabana and Ipanema, which have been inviting visitors since the 1940s. They are also very popular with global celebrities, who have shown the beauty of Rio to the world.

 

Sights in Rio de Janeiro

1 Kip Jezusa Kristusa

Christ the Redeemer Statue

Rio’s main attraction is the 30-metre-high statue on Mount Corcovado.

2 Karneval

Rio de Janeiro Carnival

The colourful and alluring carnival, characterised by the rhythms of samba, takes place every February.

3 Corcovado

Mount Corcovado

The famous mountain with the Christ the Redeemer Statue offers a spectacular view.

4 Plaza Copacabana

Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach

Rio’s popular city beaches are the centre of social life and sports activities.

6 Pao de Acucar

Pão de Açucar – Sugarloaf Mountain

A cable car runs to the summit of the 1299-metre-high mountain.

Airports

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Rio de Janeiro Galeão

Galeão – Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport is located on Governador Island, 20 km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Public buses run from the airport to the city centre and the Rodoviário Novo Rio bus station, and taxis are available at all times.

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