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Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil situated some 20 km south-west of Niterói and 1,220 km from the capital. The population of Rio de Janeiro is about 6,023,700 people (census of 2008). Many people visit Rio de Janeiro each year to take a look at its famous scenic lookouts and beaches.

The nearest airport Santos Dumont (IATA: SDU) is about 10 km away.

The most popular tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro

1. Sugarloaf Mountain (Brazil)
Sugarloaf Mountain (in Portuguese, Pão de Açúcar), is a peak situated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean. Rising 396 metres (1, 299 ft) above the harbor, its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined loaf sugar. However, it is believed by some that the name actually derives from Pau-nh-acuqua (“high hill”) in the Tupi-Guarani language, as used by the indigenous Tamoios.

2. Leme, Rio de Janeiro
Leme (Portuguese pronunciation: rudder) is an upper-middle-class neighborhood in the South Zone of the City of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, next to Copacabana, Urca and Botafogo. The neighborhood takes its name from a nearby rock formation whose shape resembles the rudder of a ship.

3. Fort Copacabana
Fort Copacabana (Portuguese: Forte de Copacabana, IPA:   ]) is a military base at the south end of the beach that defines the district of Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. The base is open to the public and contains the Museu Histórico do Exército (Army Historical Museum) and a coastal defense fort that is the actual Fort Copacabana.

4. Copacabana Palace
Copacabana Palace (currently branded as Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel), is a hotel in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, facing Copacabana beach. Designed by French architect Joseph Gire, it was built in a style that follows the line and model of the great beach hotels of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and opened on August 13, 1923.

5. Calçadão de Copacabana
Calçadão de Copacabana is a tourist attraction, one of the Famous streets in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is located: 37 km from Niterói, 74 km from Caxias, 109 km from Nova Iguaçu.

6. Parque das Ruínas
The Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruínas, or simply Parque das Ruínas (Ruins Park), is a public park with an art gallery built around the ruins of a mansion, located in the Santa Teresa neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is a venue for live outdoor concerts and houses a bar.

7. Teatro Municipal (Rio de Janeiro)
The Theatro Municipal (Municipal Theatre) of Rio de Janeiro is located in Cinelândia (Praça Marechal Floriano) in the city center of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Built in the beginning of the twentieth century, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful and important theatres in the country.

8. Corcovado
Corcovado (Portuguese pronunciation: [koɾkoˈvadu]), meaning " hunchback" in Portuguese, is a mountain in central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Шаблон: Convert granite peak is located in the Tijuca Forest, a national park. It is sometimes confused with nearby Sugarloaf Mountain.

If you have already seen Rio de Janeiro, there are still plenty of things to do on the outskirts of the city. If you are around, try one of the following places:

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Rio de Janeiro tourist attractions and interesting places

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Sugarloaf Mountain (Brazil)

Sugarloaf Mountain (in Portuguese, Pão de Açúcar), is a peak si

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Leme, Rio de Janeiro

Leme (Portuguese pronunciation: , rudder) is an upper-middle-class

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Fort Copacabana

Fort Copacabana (Portuguese: Forte de Copacabana, IPA: ]) is a

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Copacabana Palace

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Parque das Ruínas

The Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruínas, or simply Parque das

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Teatro Municipal (Rio de Janeiro)

The Theatro Municipal (Municipal Theatre) of Rio de Janeiro is located

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Corcovado

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Pedra do Arpoador

Pedra do Arpoador is a tourist attraction, one of the Scenic Lookouts

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Calçadão de Copacabana

O piso de pedras portuguesas de Copacabana, também conhecido como

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Statue of Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer (Portuguese: Cristo Redentor) is a statue of Jesus

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Copacabana (Rio de Janeiro)

Copacabana is a borough located in the southern zone of the city Rio

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Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden

The Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden or Jardim Botânico is located at

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Escadaria Selarón

Escadaria Selarón, also known as the 'Selaron Steps', is a set of

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Museum of Tomorrow

The Museum of Tomorrow (português. Museu do Amanhã) is a science m

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Hotels in Rio de Janeiro

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Américas Granada Hotel

starting $39

Windsor Guanabara

starting $124

Ibis Rio de Janeiro Centro

starting $50

Rio's Presidente Hotel

starting $31

Belga Hotel

starting $28

Hotel Pouso Real

starting $22

Ibis Budget Rio de Janeiro Centro

starting $33

Hotel Carioca

starting $20

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