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Highlights Rio de Janeiro
- Christ statue and sugar loaf
- Art in the Museums
- The Carnival of Rio de Janeiro
- Sandy beach in Copacabana
- National Sports Football
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Vacation rentals in Rio de Janeiro
Most of the vacation rentals offered in Rio de Janeiro are not far from the kilometre-long sandy beach. From such a vacation rental you only need a few steps into the cool water. But also in the middle of the centre you will find some high quality apartments not far from the museums.Pure luxury in Rio
Whether you are looking for a holiday apartment or a holiday home, most vacation rentals in the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan region have a large terrace where you can enjoy the view of the coast early in the morning. Some of the vacation rentals are also equipped with a pool and some of them even offer a whirlpool and sauna.
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Location and orientation
Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil after São Paulo. It is also the capital of the state of the same name. The city is located in the southeast of the country, at Guanabara Bay. The urban area is divided into two parts by a chain of hills. Along the Atlantic coast extends the South Zone with the famous districts of Copacabana and Ipanema. In the northern area you will find the business centre and the old town. Due to the high number of inhabitants of around 11.9 million
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On the top of Corcovado is a 38-metre-high figure of Christ, considered the most famous landmark of Rio de Janeiro. The 1,145 ton statue, which stands on an eight meter high pedestal, can be reached with the Corcovado mountain railway. From there you have a fantastic view to the rock sugar loaf.2. Admire outstanding works of art in the museums
There are several interesting museums in the city, such as the Museu Chácara do Céu, which presents works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet. The "Museu Histórico Nacional" is dedicated to the history of Brazil and shows various objects and furniture from the colonial period. Other museums worth seeing are the Museu do Indio and the Museu Paço Imperial.3. Experience one of the biggest parades in the world
Every year on the Friday before Ash Wednesday the carnival begins in Rio de Janeiro, for which thousands of spectators travel to witness the colourful spectacle of samba, dance and music. The costumes of the parade organized by the Samba schools are usually worked on for a whole year in order to make the queens and kings appear particularly splendid.
The city got its name, which means "January River", due to an error of the discoverer Gaspar de Lemos. For he considered the bay, which he reached on 1 January 1502, to be the mouth of a river.
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Rios district Copacabana borders directly on the Atlantic Ocean and has a four kilometer long sandy beach, which is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. A long promenade stretches along the crescent-shaped bay, which is translated as "little sea princess". Not far from the beach you can take a stroll on a marbled Portuguese sidewalk of the Avenida Atlantica and enjoy the wonderful view of the sea.A roaring atmosphere at the football match
Brazil's national sport is football, which is why each state holds its own football championship in the first half of the year. Football has been a tradition here since the beginning of the 20th century. This is why every year hundreds of thousands of fans come to the stadiums to watch famous tournaments like the "Campeonato Carioca" live.