Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf Mountain)
Ride the gondola cable car to the summit of this 400-meter mountain to enjoy spectacular views of Urca, Guanabara Bay, Niterói, O Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) and the surrounding beaches.
Jardim Botânico (Botanical Gardens)
Situated in the South Zone, this marvelous garden was established by John VI of Portugal in 1808. With views of Corcovado Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue, the gardens offer a rich glimpse at Brazil’s diverse range of indigenous flowers, plants, trees and shrubs.
Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches)
Built to transport water from the Carioca River in the hillside neighborhood of Santa Teresa to the downtown area, the Lapa Viaduct features 42 massive stone arches that were built between 1744 and 1750.
Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer Statue)
Sitting atop 690-meter Corcovado Mountain, the Christ the Redeemer Statue is undoubtedly the most famous tourist attraction in Brazil and one of the most iconic images in the world. With stunning views of the city below, it is visited by over one million Brazilians and foreign travellers every year.
Forte de Copacabana
This massive concrete fort was constructed just before World War I with 12-meter thick ramparts and a colossal 305-millimeter cannon capable of launching artillery shells nearly 15 miles out to sea. Today, the museum contains targeting instruments for the cannons and the Café do Forte, which is a great place to relax and enjoy unparalleled views of the city.
Pedra do Leme
This magnificent rock outcropping located opposite the Fort of Copacabana and next to the Fort Duque de Caxias is a beautiful spot for photographs and sunset views.
Arena Copacabana Hotel,
Av. Atlantica 2064,
Rio de Janeiro 22040-010,