What to do in the city of Rio de Janeiro

The city of Rio de Janeiro is a place much visited by tourists from Brazil and the world, being one of the most famous destinations for tourism.

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I’m Rodrigo Schmiegelow, an advertiser specializing in Digital Marketing, today I live as a Digital Nomad (what is it), in other words, that I have geographic freedom and can work from anywhere in the world.

I started a trip around the world to get to know places, cultures and regional cuisines and I will bring great surprises from these experiences.

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So, what to do in the city of Rio de Janeiro?

Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer

Certainly one of the most famous tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro, being considered one of the 7 wonders of the Modern World.

Cristo Redentor, or Christ the Redeemer, is located in the Tijuca National Park, located on the Corcovado Peak. This postcard of Rio receives, daily, thousands of tourists from all over the world.

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A well-known tourist spot in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The SugarLoaf Cable Car, which connects Urca to SugarLoaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar), was inaugurated in 1912, being the third cable car in the world and the first in Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro – Selarón Staircase

Selaron staircase

The Selarón Staircase (Escadaria Selarón) is an architectural work by the artist Jorge Selarón.

It is located between the Santa Teresa and Lapa neighborhood, and its visitation is completely free.

Lapa neighborhood – city of Rio de Janeiro

There, you can see the famous Arcos da Lapa -Carioca Aqueduct. In addition, the neighborhood has a very lively nightlife, there are several bars and nightclubs, dance halls and samba dance circle.

Museum of Tomorrow – Museu do Amanhã

Museum of Tomorrow

Focused on science and technology, the Museum of Tomorrow was inaugurated in 2015 and has been one of the main tourist attractions in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Your ticket has a suggested value of 20 reais – $5 dollars – (for adults) and 10 reais – $2,5 – (for kids), but it can have other values ​​such as 5,50 – $1,10 – or even 80 reais – $16. The values may change depending on the Real price.

It is nice remembering that the city of Rio de Janeiro is not limited to just that, it has a lot of interesting things to do, pleasing all styles and tastes. Only a few tour options were listed.

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