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Best of Rio de Janeiro Guide

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Rio de Janeiro
With its plentiful beaches, dramatic mountains, and backdrop of samba and bossa nova rhythms, it's easy to fall in love with Rio de Janeiro. Made famous in song, Ipanema Beach is still the place to stroll, sunbathe, and be seen. The largest Art Deco statue in the world, Christ the Redeemer, beckons visitors to Corcovado Mountain. Rio’s annual Carnaval celebrations are bacchanalian extravaganzas of feasting, music, dance, and costumed revelry.

All things to do » Things to do

Sugarloaf Mountain
Sugarloaf Mountain
Attraction type: Tramways; Mountains; Points of Interest & Landmarks; Lookouts
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Attraction type: Monuments & Statues
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Morro da Urca
Morro da Urca
This is the first hill up on the way to Rio's famous Sugar Loaf. It offers it's own marvelous view from the top (215 meters) but its base is also a good place for hiking.
Attraction type: Hiking Trails; Points of Interest & Landmarks; Lookouts
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Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro
Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro
Whether to attend a show or take a tour, it’s worth seeing this lavish 1909 theater, filled with gilded mirrors, statues, murals, stained-glass windows and sparkling chandeliers.
Attraction type: Gardens; Theaters
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Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico)
Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico)
Owner description: Two 800-yard-long rows of towering royal palm trees are a highlight of this massive garden containing thousands of plants and trees, including every variety of palm tree... more Owner description: Two 800-yard-long rows of towering royal palm trees are a highlight of this massive garden containing thousands of plants and trees, including every variety of palm tree imaginable. less
Attraction type: Gardens
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Curto Cafe
Curto Cafe
Ranked #1 of 13,850 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Cuisines: Brazilian, Cafe
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Free Wifi
L'Etoile
L'Etoile
Ranked #2 of 13,850 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Cuisines: French
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Estrelas Da Babilonia
Estrelas Da Babilonia
Ranked #3 of 13,850 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Price: $4 - $11
Cuisines: Latin, Bar
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
L' Atelier du Cuisinier
L' Atelier du Cuisinier
Ranked #4 of 13,850 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Price: $25 - $54
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
La Bocca - Bar & Trattoria
La Bocca - Bar & Trattoria
Ranked #5 of 13,850 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Price: $4 - $19
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

BEST WESTERN Premier Americas Fashion Hotel
4.0 of 5
BEST WESTERN Premier Americas Fashion Hotel
$80 - $165
Ranked #7 of 283 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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Slaviero Lifestyle Rio de Janeiro
4.0 of 5
Slaviero Lifestyle Rio de Janeiro
$50 - $79
Ranked #9 of 283 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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Novotel RJ Botafogo
4.0 of 5
Novotel RJ Botafogo
$86 - $144 (R$270 - R$452)
Ranked #17 of 283 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro
5.0 of 5
Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro
$105 - $368
Ranked #1 of 283 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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Miramar Hotel by Windsor
5.0 of 5
Miramar Hotel by Windsor
$174 - $379
Ranked #2 of 283 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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BEST WESTERN Premier Arpoador Fashion Hotel
4.0 of 5
BEST WESTERN Premier Arpoador Fashion Hotel
$101 - $243
Ranked #5 of 283 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Belmond Copacabana Palace
5.0 of 5
Belmond Copacabana Palace
$269 - $760
Ranked #3 of 283 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
5.0 of 5
Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
$580 - $942
Ranked #4 of 283 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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Gran Melia Nacional Rio
4.5 of 5
Gran Melia Nacional Rio
$145 - $465 (€122 - €390)
Ranked #6 of 283 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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