Amazing beaches, museums, and top sights from National Library (Biblioteca Nacional) to Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro—discover it all in Rio de Janeiro.

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Where to stay in Rio de Janeiro

Copacabana
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Copacabana

Beaches, Sea, Sports

Mingle with the local residents on one of the world’s most famous beaches, admire art deco buildings and party until dawn in this effervescent neighborhood.

Barra da Tijuca
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Barra da Tijuca

Festivals, Sunsets, Live Music

Rio de Janeiro’s longest beach, a sprawling shopping mall and some of the city’s best seafood restaurants and bars await in this relaxed neighborhood.

Ipanema
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Ipanema

Beaches, Sea, Sunsets

Relax on beautiful beaches, shop for fashion and revel in the nightlife of one of Rio de Janeiro’s most stylish areas.

Zona Sul
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Zona Sul

Beaches, Sea, Nature

Zona Sul is a welcoming neighborhood. The neighborhood's charm comes through with its natural features. Outdoor settings, such as the beaches, sunsets, and gardens, attract many visitors.

Leblon
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Leblon

Beaches, Scenery, Sea

Leblon is a welcoming neighborhood. The neighborhood has many charming qualities, its natural features among the more noteworthy. Many visitors come for its beautiful outdoor settings, especially the beaches.

Centro
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Centro

Architecture, Culture, Cathedrals

Centro is a welcoming neighborhood. The neighborhood has many appealing features, among them its architecture and rich culture. You can satisfy your cultural palate with the cathedral and museums.

Top Hotels in Rio de Janeiro

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Arena Copacabana Hotel
4 out of 5
Av Atlantica 2064 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
¥11,298/night
Jul 23 - Jul 24
4.3/5Excellent! (1,832 reviews)

"Friendly staff, clean accommodations, restaurant lacking choices however breakfast buffet good. WiFi weak and experienced a caterpillar crawling on my lettuce when I went to take a bite of my burger but the staff was apologetic and quickly gave me a new burger"…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Arena Copacabana Hotel
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Hotel Atlantico Business Centro
3.5 out of 5
Rua Senador Dantas, 25, Rio de Janeiro
¥4,304/night
Jul 29 - Jul 30
4.1/5Very Good! (1,275 reviews)

"Nice hotel, friendly staff, good breakfast but internet was a bit slow at time and bed a bit hard, but definitely recommend because of price and location."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

Hotel Atlantico Business Centro
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Miramar Hotel by Windsor
5 out of 5
Avenida Atlantica, 3668 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
¥13,403/night
Jul 31 - Aug 1
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,521 reviews)

"From the moment we arrived the staff at the hotel could not do enough for you, from helping with advice on trips, to teaching me to use Uber. Everyone spoke excellent English, and I have never met such polite staff. The hotel itself was well situated, right on Copacabana beach, and walkable to Ipanema ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2019

Miramar Hotel by Windsor

Popular things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Christ the Redeemer
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Christ the Redeemer

This mountain rising out of the city center is most well known as the home of Rio’s iconic skyscraper-sized Jesus statue.

Sugar Loaf Mountain
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Sugar Loaf Mountain

Scale this mountain on foot or by cable car to see impressive views of Rio’s beaches, rain forests and its most famous statue.

Maracana Stadium
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Maracana Stadium

To truly appreciate Brazil’s obsession with “the beautiful game,” watch a match or take a guided tour of one of the world’s largest and most historic soccer stadiums.

Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden
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Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden

Spend time exploring this historic botanical garden to see water features and sculptures, exotic plant species and endangered animals, including the black capuchin.

Museum of Modern Art
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Museum of Modern Art

Explore the best of 20th-century Brazilian art and sample cutting-edge Brazilian cuisine at this bold 1950s modernist gallery on the edge of Rio’s Guanabara Bay.

Parque Henrique Lage
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Parque Henrique Lage

A lavish Italian villa, hidden caves, miles of trails and views to the statue Christ the Redeemer await at this park at the base of Rio’s Corcovado Mountain.  

Top activities in Rio de Janeiro

Small-Group Corcovado & Santa Teresa Tour with Sugarloaf Mountain Cable Car
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Small-Group Corcovado & Santa Teresa Tour with Sugarloaf Mountain Cable Car

¥6,367

Revel in the statuesque presence of Christ the Redeemer at the top of Corcovado on this small-group guided tour. Wander through the vibrant artist neighborhood of Santa Teresa to climb the Selarón Steps, and embark on a scenic cable car ride up Sugarloaf Mountain.

Ginga Tropical Brazilian Dance Show
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Ginga Tropical Brazilian Dance Show

¥10,684

Discover Brazil's vast musical heritage during the Ginga Tropical Roots Show, a vibrant spectacle featuring traditional dances from all over the country. Let the skillful performers dazzle you with tropical rhythms from batucada drums as well as impressive dance moves.

Sugarloaf Mountain Sightseeing Tour & Cable Car Ride
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Sugarloaf Mountain Sightseeing Tour & Cable Car Ride

¥3,885

Take in Rio’s historic architecture and breathtaking natural setting on this guided exploration of the city streets, concluding with a cable car ride up to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for panoramic vistas over “The Marvelous City.

Soccer Match
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Soccer Match

¥15,000

Get a taste of Brazil's soccer frenzy and the amazing atmosphere created by flamboyant torcidas (organizations of fans). See the most popular Rio teams—led by some of the biggest talents—competing for glory. Your guided tour includes transportation and a seat in a covered area of the stadium.

Rio: Corcovado, Christ Statue and Copacabana Beach
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Rio: Corcovado, Christ Statue and Copacabana Beach

¥10,684

Blessed with the most stunning natural setting, Rio de Janeiro is a city that is as famous for its beauty as it is for its beach culture. Stretching up into the mountains that hug glistening Guanabara Bay is the city’s vast Tijuca National Park, which hosts the famous Corcovado Mountain.

Christ the Redeemer Statue by Train
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Christ the Redeemer Statue by Train

¥3,885

Venture to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue on top of Corcovado Mountain. Ride the Cosme Velho cog train and pass through the Tijuca rainforest on your way up to the base of the statue, where you can take in sweeping views out over Guanabara Bay and Rio’s downtown sprawl.

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