We have collected the top 20 best things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is one of the largest cities in Brazil and the Southern Hemisphere of Earth, and it’s also one of the most visited, as around 3 million people visit the city each year. The city and the country was originally part of the Portuguese Empire, founded in 1565, and it was not until the 1820s that the country gained its independence. The city often hosts big events like the FIFA World Cup Finals and the Olympic Games. The city is known for its natural settings, Carnival, samba, bossa nova, and balneario beaches, but you might be wondering what you should visit while you are there. For this, we have collected the top 20 best things to do in Rio de Janeiro.
- Christ the Redeemer
Arguably one of the most well known landmarks of Rio de Janeiro, and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the statue of Christ the Redeemer is a spectacular sight to behold. Located 700 m above the ground, this 30 m statue of Jesus Christ is a religious and cultural symbol of the Brazilian people’s warm and welcoming culture. Visiting the statue should be done on a clear day, since the view of Rio from the mountain is wonderful. This is definitely a must-visit on the list of things to do in Rio de Janeiro, even for non-religious people.
12. Maracana Stadium
The Maracana Stadium was originally built to host the 1950 FIFA World Cup, but has since been used for many other big sport events. In the previous years, it hosted the finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, as well as being the location for the opening and closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Football and sport enthusiasts should definitely visit this great stadium.