Rio de Janeiro is the paradise for tourists due to many sexy beaches, gorgeous landscapes, sophisticated architecture as well as fascinating musical festivals and carnivals. After the exciting football matchs in the old capital of Rio de Janeiro, visitors can begin their journey to explore the popular attractive destinations in there. And this is the list of the four most famous destinations in Rio De Janeiro for you to read and plan for a trip to this beautiful city.
Statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor)
Statue of Christ the Redeemer is a religious symbol of Rio de Janeiro in particular and Brazil in general. It is located at the peak of Corcovado mountain in Tijuca National Park. It is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in Brazil.
The monument was opened on October 12, 1931. In 2010, a massive restoration was undertaken because many positions were damaged by lightning. The statue is 30 metres tall and is located 700 meters above the sea on top of Corcovado Mountain 30 m high statue has been built on top of Corcovado mountain 700 m high above the sea so whether you are in anywhere in Rio de Janeiro, whether night or day you can also see God.
Visitors can reach the statue by train, by passenger car, by taxi or by cable car. However, according to the experience of travel to Rio de Janeiro and other sceneries, visitors should go by train to admire beautiful landscapes of the Tijuca National Park.
Instructions on how to take the train to visit Christ the Redeemer: First, visitors go to the ticket office of the train station in Cosme Velho or the ticket office on Copacabana beach (opposite Rua Hilário de Gouveia) and buy tickets there. Trains depart from 8h20am and every 30 minutes. To go to the Corcovado train station, visitors need to take the 570, 583 of 584 bus.
Maracana is not only the biggest and the most famous stadium in the world, which often takes place the important sporting events, the pinnacle football, but also one of the most attractive and popular destinations in Rio de Janeiro.
It was opened in 1950 to host the 4th World Cup in Brazil. Maracana is the pride of the Brazilian people in general and Rio de Janeiro in particular. The stadium has a capacity of nearly 200,000 people, but after restorations, that number has dropped to half. Nowadays, it has mainly been used for football matches between the major football clubs in Rio de Janeiro.
However, it is still an attractive place when visiting the former capital of Rio de Janeiro because this place is like a museum storing plenty of photos with background (clubs, the number of goals, times called into national team) of the Brazilian football talents over time to honor them. They are examples to the young generation of Brazilian football.
Copacabana is a gorgeous beach and a home of several luxurious resorts in Rio de Janeiro. It stretches 4.5 km coastline, with green water and white sand, in front of the most modern high-rise building in Rio.
Going to Copacabana, visitors not only swim, bask, participate in sport activities on the beach, go for a walk, go shopping, watch movies, eat and so on but also have a chance to see the martial art of Capoeira which is a traditional martial art in Rio. The period from December to January is the most appropriate time to visit Copacabana beach.
Especially, visitors can eat one of the most delicacies in Rio de Janeiro. It is marinated meat with grilled onions, beer or coconut. After eating, visitors can go along the coast and buy souvenirs such as bracelets, shirts, sarong towels, model of Sugar mountain and so on as a gift for relatives and friends.
Tijuca National Park
Tijuca National Forest is not only an attractive destination in Rio de Janeiro, but also plays a particularly important role to Rio. It prevents the erosion, flooding, air pollution and maintains clean water for the city. Besides, it is also a home of hundreds of species of wild fauna and flora listed in the Red Book.
According to the tourism experience in Rio de Janeiro, visitors should participate in Tijuca jungle trekking activity to see the beauty and mystery of the forest with rare animals and plants. Specifically, visitors have a chance to experience the train tracks which are over a hundred years old to go up Corcovado Mountain and see statue of Christ the Redeemer.
The interesting sights in the Tijuca National Park include Cascatinha waterfall, Chapel Mayrink with frescoes painted by Portinari Canadido, Vista Chinesa Pagoda, the giant granite blocks Mesa do Imperador, Mata Machado town and so on.
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