The Sugarloaf, or Pão de Açucar in Portuguese, is one of the world’s most famous attractions and a real highlight when doing sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro. Thousands of people take the cable car each day to visit this peak which is 396 meters above sea level. No wonder, as the view is dazzling and the ride in the cable car is quite an experience, too. Continue reading
If you come to Rio de Janeiro, you have to visit the Christ Statue known as Christ the Redeemer. It’s probably the most photographed sight the city has to offer. Each year, more than 2 million visitors pay their respect to the monument. If you, too, want to enjoy the panoramic view from the top of Corcovado hill, there are several ways to do so. Just remember that it’s no longer possible to simply take a cab. The official ways are: Continue reading
Why not experience a fruit and vegetable market while you are staying in Rio de Janeiro? See all the lively street vendors in action and discover tropical fruits that you didn’t even know existed.
Hike up to Christ the Redeemer and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most stunning views that Rio de Janeiro has to offer. Rio is famous for its 360 degrees views, but this one is probably the most complete of them all: The entire city is spread out in front of you! And even if clouds may block your view, it just adds to the mystic air of the Christ Statue. Hiking the Corcovado Mountain (hunchback in Portuguese) involves crossing small waterfalls, steep paths and even a bit of climbing. If you’re looking for some good exercise, try the Corcovado Hike!
The Dois Irmãos, Two Brothers Mountain in English are a real landmark of Rio de Janeiro and when looking from the Ipanema Beach, it looks impossible to simply walk up this steep mountain. However, it has a gentle slope on the back so the hike is much easier than you’d think. If you like a challenge, the Dois Irmãos Hike is a great choice for you! Continue reading