Rio de Janeiro
is the second largest city in Brazil
, located some 20 km to the south-west from Niterói
. The capital city Brasília
is in 1,220 km to the north-west. It has a population of 6,023,700 people. Many people visit Rio de Janeiro to experience its forts and historic districts.
Rio de Janeiro is served by Santos Dumont (IATA: SDU) airport, which is 10 km away.
Best things to see in Rio de Janeiro
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pedra do Arpoador is a tourist attraction, one of the Scenic Lookouts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is located: 45 km from Niterói, 78 km from Caxias, 111 km from Nova Iguaçu.
Christ the Redeemer (Portuguese: Cristo Redentor) is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; considered the second largest Art Deco statue in the world. The statue is 39. 6 metres (130 ft) tall, including its 9. 5 meter (31 feet) pedestal, and 30 metres (98 ft) wide. It weighs 635 tonnes (700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700-metre (2, 300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. It is one of the tallest of its kind in the world (T…
Copacabana is a borough located in the southern zone of the city Rio de Janeiro, known for its 4 km beach which is one of the most famous in the world.
The Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden or Jardim Botânico is located at the Jardim Botânico district in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro.
If you have already seen Rio de Janeiro, there are still plenty of things to do on the outskirts of the city. If you're visiting the area, you may want to check out something from the following list:
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