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Paço Imperial

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The Paço Imperial (Imperial Palace) was used as Dom João's dwelling in Brazil, where he proclaimed the Dia do Fico (I Shall Stay Day). Many important events and cerimonies for the country take place there such as the coronation of Dom Pedro I and Dom Pedro II, as well as the signature of the Golden Law by Princess Isabel.

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Hidden paradise on the southern coast of the state

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Within an ecological reserve and 2 hours by boat from Paraty, Pouso da Cajaiba is a little known paradise. Without electricity and with wild beaches and clear waters, this small fishing community is a great option for those who want to take refuge in a quiet place and visually stunning.

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Tijuca National Park

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Tijuca National Park is one of the biggest urban parks in the world. It occupies an area of 3.300 ha. The park offers various leisure attractions as well as for the cultural and ecological tourism. Among the most visited points, worth mentioning, are the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest replanted by man, Paineiras, Corcovado, Dona Marta Belvedere, Vista Chinesa.
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Maracanã

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Maracanã was built in 1950 to host the World Cup and is designed to hold 166,369 spectators, and after some reforms, reduced its capacity to 95,000 spectators but still, even today, one of the biggest stadiums in the world.

The Stadium is one of the most sought after tourist attractions in the Rio de Janeiro state. Go to Maracanã, the major symbol of world soccer (football), is an unforgettable experience. The architecture inside the stadium gives a special charm.

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Aterro do Flamengo

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With 296 acre of green area on the seafront, the Aterro do Flamengo is the result of one of the most beautiful and important landscape projects of artist Roberto Burle Marx. From Santos Dumont Airport to Botafogo Bay, the Park offers a wide range of attractions. It has sports courts, bicycle paths, jogging track and other attractions. The track of it's main avenue towards South-Central Zone is closed to traffic on Sundays and public holidays from 7am to 6pm, further increasing the circulation area of the park.

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Ipanema

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Ipanema is known for its householders life style, for the cultural hot pot and influence on habits and costumes. The neighborhood is located between Copacabana, Arpoador, and Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, separated from Leblon by Jardim de Alah Canal. Ipanema beach is known worldwide through the song "Garota de Ipanema" and until today is considered one of the most important touristic places in the city. In Ipanema you can:

  • Have fun
  • Go shopping
  • Enjoy a beach
  • Find a place to stay
  • ..and much more

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Frescao Bus (Frescão)

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Frescao bus is a comfortable and affordable alternative to move within the city.

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Vôo de asa delta

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Voar de Asa Delta no Rio é uma excelente pedida por conta dos altos morros e ventos favoráveis. A cidade é um dos poucos locais no mundo onde se voa em plena área urbana, com aterrissagem na areia da praia.

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Confeitaria Colombo

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Living portrait of carioca Belle Époque and landmark of gastronomy appreciation in the city, Confeitaria Colombo maintains, even today, much of its Art Nouveau style from the beginning of the century.

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Bar do Mineiro

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Neighborhood's tranquility and the cookery at Santa Teresa enhance the inland climate it's place, which follows the model of the old taverns, with walls covered its tiles. The terrace can be rented for parties. The 'feijoada', served on Saturdays and Sundays, dispenses very greasy with no greasy meats as knee and ear and so on. Beers as Bohemia, Skol and Brahma dispute territories on the tables.

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Turistic attractions

ArpoadorAterro do FlamengoChrist the Redeemer statueTijuca ForestIpanemaBotanic GardenRodrigo de Freitas PondLapaMaracanãSugar LoafCopacabana BeachSanta TeresaMetropolitan CathedralCentral do Brasil Tram StationCentro Cultural Banco do BrasilCentro Cultural LightConfeitaria ColomboCopacabana PalaceEnseada de BotafogoFeira de São Cristóvão São João FortressCopacabana FortressGafieira EstudantinaNossa Senhora da Glória do Outeiro ChurchCandelária ChurchChácara do Céu MuseumMunicipal TheaterCorcovado Tram

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Rio de Janeiro's neighborhoods

Touristic neighborhoods

BotafogoCopacabanaLemeSão ConradoBarra da TijucaRecreio dos BandeirantesIpanemaCopacabanaUrcaFlamengoCentroSanta Teresa - Paquetá

Neighborhoods of Zona Sul

Botafogo - Catete - Copacabana - Cosme Velho - Flamengo - Gávea - Glória - Humaitá - Ipanema - Jardim Botânico - Lagoa - Laranjeiras - Largo do Machado - Leme - Rocinha - São Conrado - Silvestre - Urca

Populated islands

Fundão - Ilha do Governador - Paquetá - Villegaignon

Neighborhoods of Centro

Bairro de FátimaCatumbiCentroCidade NovaEstácioGamboaLapaPaquetáRio CompridoSaaraSanta TeresaSanto CristoSaúde

Neighborhoods of Zona Norte

Abolição - Acari - Água Santa - Aldeia Campista - Alto da Boa Vista - Anchieta - Andaraí - Bancários - Barros Filho - Benfica - Bento Ribeiro - Bonsucesso - Brás de Pina - Cachambi - Cacuia - Caju - Campinho - Cascadura - Cavalcante - Cidade Universitária - Cocotá - Coelho Neto - Colégio - Cordovil - Costa Barros - Encantado - Engenheiro Leal - Engenho da Rainha - Engenho de Dentro - Engenho Novo - Fazenda Botafogo - Freguesia da Ilha - Galeão - Del Castilho - Grajaú - Guadalupe - Higienópolis - Honório Gurgel - Inhaúma - Irajá - Jacaré - Jardim América - Jardim Carioca - Jardim Guanabara - Lins de Vasconcelos - Madureira - Maracanã - Marechal Hermes - Maria da Graça - Méier - Moneró - Muda - Olaria - Osvaldo Cruz - Parada de Lucas - Parque Anchieta - Parque Colúmbia - Pavuna - Penha - Penha Circular - Piedade - Pilares - Pitangueiras - Portuguesa - Praça da Bandeira - Praia da Bandeira - Quintino Bocaiúva - Ramos - Riachuelo - Ribeira - Ricardo de Albuquerque - Rio Comprido - Rocha - Rocha Miranda - Sampaio - São Cristóvão - São Francisco Xavier - Tauá - Tijuca - Todos os Santos - Tomás Coelho - Turiaçu - Usina - Vasco da Gama - Vaz Lobo - Vicente de Carvalho - Vila da Penha - Vigário Geral - Vila Isabel - Vila Kosmos - Vista Alegre - Zumbi

Neighborhoods of Zona Oeste

Barra de GuaratibaCamorimCampo dos AfonsosCidade de DeusConjunto Residencial Cardeal Dom Jaime CâmaraCosmosDeodoroGericinóGrumariGuaratibaInhoaíbaItanhangáJardim ClariceJardim MaravilhaJardim SulacapJoáMagalhães BastosPaciênciaPadre MiguelPedra de GuaratibaRecreio dos BandeirantesSanta CruzSantíssimoSenador CamaráSenador VasconcelosSepetibaVargem GrandeVargem PequenaVila AliançaVila Militar

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