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State of Rio de Janeiro for free

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State of Rio de Janeiro for free
The best of Rio can be seen and experienced for little or no drain on the wallet. This list provides options for parks, beaches, a museum, and a street market.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Feira Hippie de Ipanema
Feira Hippie de Ipanema

A hippie hangout in the 1960s, this Sunday market in Ipanema is an entertaining place to browse for arts and crafts, as well as to people watch (at Praca General Osario, 8am-6pm, Sundays).

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Tijuca National Park
Tijuca National Park

You’ll find historical spots, spectacular views, a beautiful waterfall, a small chapel and unusual trees in this dense, tropical national park, probably best explored by jeep tour.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Rodrigo de Freitas Lake
Rodrigo de Freitas Lake

Primarily a recreation area for Cariocas, the 5-mile pathway circling the lake is popular for walkers, skaters, and cyclists. In the evening there may be live music, and kiosks serving drinks and food.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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H.Stern Workshop Tour
H.Stern Workshop Tour

Founded in 1945, in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, H.Stern has become one of the world's pre-eminent fine jewelry houses, present today in approximately 30 countries. The secrets of the enchanting process of jewelry making can be experienced on a unique journey through H.Stern’s ateliers housed at the company’s headquarters in the heart of Ipanema. The meticulous handwork of artisans, their... More

Founded in 1945, in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, H.Stern has become one of the world's pre-eminent fine jewelry houses, present today in approximately 30 countries. The secrets of the enchanting process of jewelry making can be experienced on a unique journey through H.Stern’s ateliers housed at the company’s headquarters in the heart of Ipanema. The meticulous handwork of artisans, their longstanding expertise, the delicate creative process and innovative manufacturing techniques are observed during the visit; starting from the precise selection and cutting of the gemstones to the final polishing of jewels. At the end of this exclusive tour, you can see the result of H.Stern’s intricate work in exceptional jewels made with Brazilian gemstones. With your visit to the headquarters you will have exclusive access to premium jewels that can only be acquired in Rio de Janeiro. H.Stern offers free transportation to the visit. Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Copacabana Beach
Copacabana Beach

For sunning, relaxing and people watching, join the thousands who flock each year to this lively, world-famous beach lined with shops, bars, restaurants and hotels.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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