Rio de Janeiro.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

Rio de Janeiro or simply Rio, is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro and the second-most populous municipality in Brazil. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea“.

Rio is one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, Carnival, samba, bossa nova, and balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca (map), *Copacabana (map), *Ipanema (map), and *Leblon (map).

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In addition to the beaches, some of the most famous landmarks include the giant statue of *Christ the Redeemer (map) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; *Sugarloaf Mountain with its cable car (⇒ bondinho.com.br).

Around the *Cinelândia square (map), there are several landmarks of the Belle Époque of Rio, such as the *Municipal Theatre (map) and the *National Library building (map).

Among its several museums, the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes (National Museum of Fine Arts, map) and the Museu Histórico Nacional (National Historical Museum, map) are the most important.

*Centro (map) or Downtown is the historic core of the city, as well as its financial centre. Sites of interest include the *Paço Imperial (map), built during colonial times

The city has parks and ecological reserves such as the Tijuca National Park (map), the world’s first urban forest and UNESCO Environmental Heritage and Biosphere Reserve. In addition the *Flamengo Park (map) is the largest landfill in the city, extending from the center to the south zone, and containing museums and monuments, in addition to much vegetation.

Every 31 December, 2.5 million people gather at Copacabana Beach (map) to celebrate New Year’s in Rio de Janeiro. It is the second largest celebration only next to the Carnival.

According to the amount of rainfall, there are two seasons: a hot and rainy season, which runs from September to April, and a dry season, which runs from June to August.

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

Rio de Janeiro Metro / VLT – Tram / Sugar Loaf cable car.

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BUS: rioonibus.com. Busca Ônibus | Bus Stations. Most popular lines for tourists are 583 and 584 (from Copacabana and Ipanema to Corcovado railway station), as well as 464 and 435 (from Copacabana to Maracanã). Buses 511 (Ataulfo de Paiva) and 512 (Bartholomeu Mitre) are also popular as they take you to Urca for the station to take the cable car up the Sugarloaf mountain. + Brazil Bus Travel – specializes in bus travel in Brazil. (*Bus transport in Rio de Janeiro)

TRAIN: The Companhia Brasileira de Trens Urbanos (CBTU) is the official website of the Brazilian Urban Trains Company. SuperViaSerra Verde Expressvale.com

AIRPORT: Most all airports with regular passenger traffic are operated by the federal – Infraero. They have a very convenient website, with an English version. By far, the largest international airport in Brazil is São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport. The second largest airport is Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport.

FERRY: Paraty Tours is a tourism company in Paraty, a coastal town in Rio de Janeiro state.

24 AWESOME Things to do in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

From visiting iconic landmarks like the Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugarloaf Mountain, to exploring the city’s lively neighborhoods and indulging in delicious Brazilian cuisine, you won’t want to miss a thing. So join us as we uncover the hidden gems and must-do activities in this breathtaking city.

Whether you’re a beach lover, a culture seeker, or an adventure enthusiast, Rio de Janeiro has something for everyone. So come along and see for yourself why this city is known as the “Marvelous City.”

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Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Visas are required for foreigners to enter and stay in the Brazilian territory for any period of time. Special Visa Categories.

Eventbrite.

Eventbrite is a platform that allows you to discover and book tickets for a wide range of events happening in Brazil.

Brazil Bus Travel.

Brazil Bus Travel is a website that specializes in bus travel in Brazil. Search for bus routes, schedules, fares, and book tickets online.

Currency Conversion: Websites like XE (www.xe.com) or OANDA (www.oanda.com) provide real-time currency exchange rates, allowing you to convert your home currency to Brazilian Real (BRL) and vice versa.

Brazil SIM Card: Upon arriving in Brazil, you may consider getting a local SIM card for your mobile phone to have reliable data connectivity. Some popular providers include Claro (www.claro.com.br), Vivo (www.vivo.com.br), and TIM (www.tim.com.br). You can check their websites for available plans, coverage, and instructions on purchasing and activating SIM cards.

The Rio Times is an English-language news website that covers news, culture, events, and tourism-related information primarily focusing on Rio de Janeiro. It provides a valuable resource for international tourists visiting Rio and wanting to stay informed about local news and events.

Eventbrite is a platform that allows you to discover and book tickets for a wide range of events happening in Brazil, including concerts, festivals, exhibitions, sports events, and cultural performances. It can help you find and participate in local events during your visit.