The city of Rio de Janeiro is known as the second largest city in Brazil in the South Atlantic Ocean. Rio de Janeiro is known for its beautiful landscapes, culture, relaxed beach and annual carnival. Rio de Janeiro attracts a large number of tourists every year.
Let’s take a detailed list of the top tourist attractions in Rio De Janeiro.
Christ The Redeemer
The statue of Jesus Christ (Saviour) overlooking the city from the top of Corcovado at a height of 709 meters attracts tourists to Rio, Brazil. The statue was built between 1922 and 1931, mainly financed by Brazilian Catholics. It is a global centre of attraction for tourists.
Paquetá Island is located in the Bay of Guanabara. It became a fashion resort in the 1800s when the Portuguese Emperor Dom João VI spent the summer there.
The beach became known from the bossa nova song titled The Girl from Ipanema that was released in 1960 and remains one of the most popular tourist sites in Rio de Janeiro today. The beach has lined shops, cafes and restaurants that are well organised as well as theatres and clubs.
Lagoa is located in the north of Ipanema and Leblon, and Lagoa is a saltwater lagoon and a favourite destination for storks. It is also a place so full of people who are often visited by tourists who want to ride a bike.
The botanical garden in Rio is located just west of the Lagoa. Botanical Garden has more than 8,000 species of plants. The garden was built in 1800; the garden has many mature specimens. Tourists travel far away to the park to see 600 species of orchids. The garden has some monuments, fountains.
Selaron staircase is located in a part of downtown Rio “Center”. Its beautiful combination of colours attract tourists from all over America and the world.