38 Sights in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 38 sights are available in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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1. Sambódromo da Marquês de Sapucaí

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Sambódromo da Marquês de Sapucaí Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil / CC BY 3.0 br

The Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí is a purpose-built parade area built for the Rio Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The venue is also known as Passarela Professor Darcy Ribeiro or simply the Sambódromo in Portuguese or Sambadrome in English. It is located in the downtown area of Cidade Nova in Rio de Janeiro, and is the place where samba schools parade competitively each year during the Rio Carnival. The parades attract many thousands of Brazilians and foreign tourists each year, and the structure is also used as a multi-purpose performance venue. The structures of the Sambadrome were designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer (1907–2012), and represent his first major work after the end of the Brazilian dictatorship of 1964–1985.

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2. Museu da República

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The Museum of the Republic is a museum of history, and its headquarters is the Catholic Palace in the Catholic diocese south of River City in January. Catholic Palace is an important model of Brazilian neoclassical architecture at the end of the tenth century. The mission of the Museum of the Republic is to preserve, investigate and disseminate objects and documents that bear witness to the memory and history of the government of the Republic in Brazil. The structure of the Brazilian Museum Association is linked to the Special Secretariat for Culture of the Ministry of Tourism.

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3. GRES Acadêmicos de Santa Cruz

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GRES Acadêmicos de Santa Cruz Grêmio Recreativo Escola de Samba Acadêmicos de Santa Cruz. / Conteúdo restrito

The Red Leisure Samba Crossover Academic School is a Brazilian samba school from River City in January and headquartered in the Crossover Samba District on the west side of the city. Among the "Carnival" samba schools that once paraded in Pulsatilla, the farthest one is the tripartite samba school located on the streets of the Holy Cross Empire. At present, the alliance was established in 2019 with eight other schools and participated in the King series activities. The group is the "Nuclear Carnival Elite Visiting Group".

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4. Dom Pedro I

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The equestrian statue of D. Pedro I is the first public sculpture of the country. It is located at Tiradentes Square, in the center of Rio de Janeiro, in the state of the namesake, Brazil. It is a national historical heritage, listed by the Institute of National Historical and Artistic Heritage (IPHAN), on March 4, 1999, under the process of No. 1173-T-1985. And it is a state cultural heritage. listed by the State Institute of Cultural Heritage (Inepac), on September 26, 1978, under the process of E-03/016.509/78.

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5. Quinta da Boa Vista

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Quinta da Boa Vista Agencia CNT de Noticias / CC BY 2.0

The Quinta da Boa Vista is a public park of great historical importance located in the São Cristóvão neighbourhood, in the North zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The park was part of the gardens of the São Cristóvão Palace, the residence of the Emperors of Brazil in the 19th century and the home of the Zoological Garden of Rio de Janeiro, with over 2000 species of animals. The building of the old palace hosted the National Museum, with collections on natural history, ethnology and archaeology.

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6. Catedral de São Sebastião

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Catedral de São Sebastião Cyro A. Silva from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil / CC BY 2.0

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, better known as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro or as the Cathedral of St. Sebastian of Rio de Janeiro, is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro. The cathedral is the See of the Metropolitan Archbishops of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The church is dedicated to Saint Sebastian, the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro.

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7. Morro da Providência

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Morro da Providência is a favela located between the two Rio de Janeiro districts of Santo Cristo and Gamboa. It has an altitude of 115 metres and is located in the port area of the city. It is widely considered to be the first favela community in Brazil."The granite hump of Providencia gazes down like a stern guardian on the old port of Rio de Janeiro. It offers probably the finest viewpoint over any city I know."

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8. Museu do Amanhã

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The Museum of Tomorrow is a science museum in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was designed by Spanish neofuturistic architect Santiago Calatrava, and built next to the waterfront at Pier Maua. Its construction was supported by the Roberto Marinho Foundation and cost approximately 230 million reais. The building was opened on December 17, 2015, with President Dilma Rousseff in attendance.

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9. Jardim Zoológico

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The Rio de Janeiro Zoological Garden (Portuguese: Jardim Zoológico do Rio de Janeiro) is a zoo located in the district of São Cristóvão, in the municipality of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The institution has among its main objectives the development of environmental and educational activities, based on the animals of its collection—which consists mainly of fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

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10. Palácio do Catete

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The Catete Palace is an urban mansion in Rio de Janeiro's Flamengo neighborhood. The property stretches from Rua do Catete to Praia do Flamengo. Construction began in 1858 and ended in 1867. From 1897 to 1960, it was Brazil's presidential palace and the site of Getúlio Vargas' suicide. It now houses the Museu da República and a theatre. The Catete underground rail station is adjacent.

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11. Palacete Princesa Isabel

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Palacete Princesa Isabel Rcandre / Public domain

The Princess Isabel Palace is a building located in the Santa Cruz neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. With its architecture that resembles the neoclassical style, the construction aimed to house the administrative headquarters of the former Santa Cruz slaughterhouse. It currently acts as a culture promoter center in the region, offering a modest library, musical instrument courses, etc.

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12. Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo

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Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo Fulviusbsas / Public domain

Our Caressing Lady's Church, as it is known, is the diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, located at 14 September 7th Street, with the first street in March, at the historic center of the January River. From January to 1976, the new January River Secular Cathedral was completed, which is the seat of the bishop of the River Secular Diocese, so it is also called the ancient Sabbath.

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13. GRES Unidos da Tijuca

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GRES Unidos da Tijuca
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The Grêmio Recreativo Escola de Samba Unidos da Tijuca is a samba school of the city of Rio de Janeiro. It was founded on 31 December 1931 from the fusion of existing blocks in Morro do Borel. Among its founders are Leandro Chagas, João de Almeida, Pacific Vasconcelos, Tatão, Alfredo Gomes, Marina Silva, Orlando da Costa Godinho, Zeneida Oliveira, and Regina Vasconcelos.

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14. Pedra do Sal

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Pedra do Sal is a historic and religious site in Rio de Janeiro, in the neighborhood of Saúde. The site was originally a quilombo village. An association group still lives there, formally known as the Community Descendents of the Quilombos of Pedra do Sal. The site was recognised in 1984 by INEPAC, the Institute for State Cultural Heritage.

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15. AquaRio

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AquaRio J. P. Engelbrecht / CC BY 3.0

The Marine Aquarium of Rio de Janeiro, or AquaRio, is a public aquarium located in the Gamboa neighborhood, in the port zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With a constructed area of about 26,000 square metres (280,000 sq ft), it is located to the west of Muhammad Ali Square. It is considered the largest marine aquarium in South America.

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16. Praça São Salvador

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The square is the Savior, a square in the town of January River, and in Brazil this corresponds to the quadrilateral between the streets to the Savior, junior Stefus and Senator Running. The square consists of a children's playground and Koreans, surrounded by bars and residential buildings. This is a predominantly middle-class area.

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17. Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Candelária

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The Candelária Church is an important historical Roman Catholic church in the city of Rio de Janeiro, in southeastern Brazil. It was built and decorated during a long period, from 1775 to the late 19th century. The church combines a Portuguese colonial Baroque façade with later Neoclassical and Neo-Renaissance interior elements.

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18. Cais do Valongo

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The Valongo Wharf (Portuguese: Cais do Valongo) is an old dock located in the port area of Rio de Janeiro, between the current Coelho e Castro and Sacadura Cabral streets. Built in 1811, it was the site of landing and trading of enslaved Africans until 1831, with the blockade of Africa banning the Atlantic slave trade to Brazil.

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19. Espaço Cultural da Marinha

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The Marine Cultural Space is a cultural center located in the Centro neighborhood, in the central area of Rio de Janeiro. With an exhibition area of about 1,100 m², it is located on the Conde, between Largo da Candelária and Praça XV, subordinate to the Directorate of Historical Heritage and Documentation of the Navy.

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20. Igreja da Santa Cruz dos Militares

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Igreja da Santa Cruz dos Militares Fulviusbsas / Public domain

The Army's Cross Sanctuary is a colonial church in the city of January River, which has been fortunate to have been aggregated by papo pio xi to Vatnia Bastia since 1923. People who meet the appropriate conditions can get full leniency when visiting. It is located in the center of the city, on March 1st Street, No.36.

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21. Casa França-Brasil

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Brasil Residence is located in the historic center of the same name River City of January on Brasil. This historic property has been reconfirmed as a cultural center. This is a national cultural heritage published by the National Institute of Historical and Artistic Heritage in Document No.101-t-1938 on May 24, 1938.

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22. Igreja e Mosteiro de São Bento

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The Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat, more commonly known as the Mosteiro de São Bento (Monastery of St. Benedict), is a Benedictine abbey located on the Morro de São Bento in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Mannerist style church is a primary example of Portuguese colonial architecture in Rio and the country.

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23. General Osório

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Praça XV, also known as Praça XV de Novembro, Quinze de Novembro Square or Quinze Square, is a square in the Centro neighborhood, in the central area of Rio de Janeiro. In addition to being located at Rua First of March, the square is part of the Orla Conde, a public walkway that borders Guanabara Bay.

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24. Navio-Museu Bauru

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Navio-Museu Bauru U.S. Navy / Public domain

USS McAnn (DE-179) was a Cannon-class destroyer escort built for the United States Navy during World War II. She served in the Atlantic Ocean and provided escort service against submarine and air attack for Navy vessels and convoys. As Bauru she is preserved by the Brazilian Navy at Rio de Janeiro.

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25. Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco da Penitência

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Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco da Penitência kcjc009 [2], modified by Fulviusbsas / CC BY 2.0

The Church of the Third Order of St. Francis of Penance is a colonial church located next to the Santo Antônio Convent, in the hill of the same name, in the center of Rio de Janeiro. For its exuberant baroque decoration, it is considered one of the most important in the city and the country.

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26. Museu Naval

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Museu Naval Brazillian Navy / Attribution

The Naval Museum is located in the center of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. It is a space for the preservation of Brazilian naval memory. In its collection, there are several documents that report the history of the Brazilian Navy, with emphasis on Brazilian participation in conflicts.

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27. Museu Histórico e Diplomático do Itamaraty

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The Historical and Diplomatic Museum of Itamaraty - MHD is a Brazilian museum institution whose objective is the preservation of the history of Brazilian diplomatic. The Itamaraty Historical and Diplomatic Museum is located in the Itamaraty Palace in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

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28. Arcos da Lapa

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The Carioca Aqueduct is an aqueduct in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The aqueduct was built in the middle of the 18th century to bring fresh water from the Carioca River to the population of the city. It is a typical example of colonial architecture and engineering.

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29. Igreja de São Francisco de Paula

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The Franciscan Church of Sao Tome and Principe is a Catholic temple located in Francis of Sao Tome and Principe, the historic center of the city of January River, the capital of Brazil's January River state. It is one of the largest temples in the city.

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30. Nau dos Descobrimentos

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Nau dos Descobrimentos Brazillian Navy / Attribution

The so-called "Flagship" is a replica of a 12th-century Portuguese caravan built for the 500th anniversary of the discovery at the Alatu Naval Base in Blasile, regarded as a museum ship under the Marine Historical Heritage and Documentation Authority.

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31. Museu Carmem Miranda

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Museu Carmem Miranda Marcelo Horn / Subsecretaria de Comunicação Social (Governo do Estado do Rio de Janeiro) / CC BY 2.0 br

Carmen Miranda Museum, located in the Parque Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes, is a museum established in homage to singer and actress Carmen Miranda and open to the public since 1976. The museum was officially opened on the 21st anniversary of her death.

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32. Campo de Santana

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Camp Santana is a park located on the Republic Square, in the middle of the January River, the state of the January River, in Brazil. The name of the square means that it is located near the proclamation of the Brazilian Republic in 1889.

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33. Praça da Apoteose

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The Apotheosis Square is a venue in Rio de Janeiro close to the Morro da Mineira favela. It is part of Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí, which can hold a maximum 90,000 people. For concerts, it can hold from 10,000 to 40,000 people.

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34. Biblioteca Nacional

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The Biblioteca Nacional do Brasil is the depository of the bibliographic and documentary heritage of Brazil. It is located in Rio de Janeiro, the capital city of Brazil from 1822 to 1960, more specifically at Cinelândia square.

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35. Escadaria Selarón

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Escadaria Selarón, also known as the 'Selaron Steps', is a set of world-famous steps in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They are the work of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón who claimed it as "my tribute to the Brazilian people".

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36. Cidade do Samba

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Cidade do Samba Erik Ogan from San Francisco, CA, USA / CC BY-SA 2.0

Thirty Sands, also known as Samba Town, is the shack area of Samba School of the January River Special Group, which is located in the core area of the district, and its main entrance is located in beautiful Rollicky Street.

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37. Teleférico do Pão de Açúcar

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The Sugarloaf Cable Car is a cableway system in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The first part runs between Praia Vermelha and Morro da Urca, from where the second rises to the summit of the 1,299-foot (396 m) Sugarloaf Mountain.

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38. Palácio Tiradentes

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The Tyranny Palace opened on May 6, 1926, in the January River City, in Brazil's Brazil. That was the old Capitol building from 1926 to 1960 and is now the seat of the River State Legislative Assembly in January.

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