Rio_AttractionsThe five major tourist sites that are a must for every tourist visiting Rio de Janeiro are as follows:

The Carnival is perhaps the largest and the most popular event in Rio and in the world. The highlights are the samba colourful school parade attracting hundreds of thousands of people every year.

The Statue of Christ Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) is an iconic symbol of Rio. It is the largest art deco statue in the world (38 meters high, its arms stretch – 28 metres wide, its weight – 635 tonnes). It’s situated at the peak of the Corcovado Mountain overlooking the city.

Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain) is a peak with the shape of a concentrated refined loaf sugar rising 396 metres above the harbour in Rio. The views of the city from there are stunning and amazing. A cable car facilitates the journey to the top of Pao de Acucar.

Copacabana Beach is one of the most famous world’s beaches. It’s located in a picturesque place in front of the mountains and the city. It’s perfect for sunbathing, strolls, eating & drinking, and watching people.

Ipanema Beach is another famous beach of Rio.  It didn’t refer originally to the beach but to the song “The Girl from Ipanema” thus gaining its fame. Today the beach is well known for its elegance as well as the numerous social activities it offers to its visitors.

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