Top postcard of the city, the Christ was elected by locals as the “Wonder of Rio”. The monument is at the top of Corcovado Mountain, 700 meters, where a panoramic viewpoint reveals much of the Rio de Janeiro.
Opened in 1914, the Forte de Copacabana retains its original features – walls 12 feet thick facing the sea and the German Krupp cannons, built in the early twentieth century. The building houses the Historical Museum of the Army.
In the seventeenth century the forests of Tijuca were cut down for their valuable hardwood and the trees replaced by sugar cane and later by coffee plantations and small-scale agriculture. By 1870, over 100,000 trees had been planted and the forest was reborn.
The Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí opened in 1984 and receives visitors all year round, who are content to enjoy the samba runway, just 700 meters, completely empty. The Apotheosis Square serves as a backdrop for souvenir photographs.
The thrill of the ride to Sugar Loaf begins well before you reach the top of the hill, 400 meters above sea level. The adventure begins with a trip on the streetcar, next a glass cable car that provides details and unique angles of the perfect geography of Rio.
Approximately eight thousand species of flowers and plants in Brazil and the world adorn the alleys of the Botanical Garden, created by King John VI in 1808.
More than just a sports arena, the Maracanã Stadium is a cultural and tourist attraction, receiving visitors even on days when no games are played.