Tourist Attractions

Statue of Christ The Redeemer – 20 minutes by car

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It is the image of the post cards of Rio, with 710 m of height, the Corcovado is located in the da Tijuca National Park and it is here where the Cristo Redentor statue is. The Cristo Redentor has 30 m of height and in the base it has a chapel. It is possible to go up the Corcovado for electric train or for an asphalted steps road. In the Cosme Velho station the entertainment begins with stores of tourist support and Cultural Space too.

Sugar Loaf – 15 minutes by car

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The Sugar Loaf has a height of 404 m and it is located in the Guanabara bay. The visitors can arrive on the top by tram and there to have a panoramic view of the city. From the tram walk you can appreciate incredible landscapes of the beaches Pedra da Gávea and the Corcovado, among others.

Leblon Beach – 250 meters

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Excellent for families, the waters are safe for young children to splash about in, but also features several prime surfing spots. The nightlife on the beach is also a highlight, with plenty of clubs, bars, restaurants, and shops that stay open late for post-beach fun.

Copacabana Beach – 1 km

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In an extension of 6 km it is possible to find entertainment and sport areas, as soccer courts, volley, foot-volley, cycling street, bike rent, kiosks, hotels, commercial stores, bars and restaurants. Copacabana is known by their white and black boulevard, also for their fabulous New Year party.

Lapa / Santa Tereza – 20 minutes by car

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One of the few surviving landmarks from the colonial era, this aqueduct was finished in 1750. At one time it carried water down from the Rio Carioca, it now serves as a viaduct to the wonderful Bondinho de Santa Teresa (tram) that connects the downtown area to the Santa Teresa area. With 42 arcs and at 800-feet long, it is also known as Aqueduto da Carioca. A wonderfully stark example of the old and new architecture that defines this area.

Botanical Gardens – 10 minutes by car

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It has 8.000 species of plants, orchidarium, Bromelias and violets species and varieties, insectivorous plants, cactus collections, medicinal plants and lakes; there are an entrance marked by imperial palms row, each one with 30 m of height. It also possesses properties of historical patrimony, as the old Gunpowder Factory.

Tijuca Forest – 20 minutes by car

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The Tijuca Forest, one of the world’s largest forest areas within a city (3300 hectares/8150 acres), was planted in the late 1850s on land which had been destroyed by coffee plantations in order to safeguard the springs which supplied Rio de Janeiro with water. By around 1870 it had 60,000 trees, mostly of native species. The main entrance is on Praça Afonso Viseu (Alto da Boa Vista), in which is a fountain by Grandjean de Montigny (1846). It is reached from the Tijuca district on Avenida Edison Passos or Estradas do Sumaré, da Boa Vista, do Redentor (from Corcovado) or das Furnas.

Hang Gliding landing point – 10 minutes by car

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Hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro is a very special experience. You will have the unique sensation of flying like a bird, with a light breeze of tropical air in your face and surrounded by the beautiful mountains and beaches of Rio de Janeiro.

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