Rio de Janeiro is the 2nd most populated region the Brazil municipality and the 6th most in the Americas. Several parts of the city have been designated as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO IN July 2012. The city was founded by the Portuguese in 1565 and later designated as the capital city of Brazil in 1763. Today it is one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere, widely reputed for its natural topographies, amazing beaches, Carnivals, sambas, and popular landmarks. SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR attractions include Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado, Tijuca national park, Arpaodar, Maracana, etc.
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Here are some of the top destinations in Rio De Janeiro for you:
Christ the Redeemer
Christ the Redeemer is a gigantic Art Deco statue that sits at the hilltop in Rio de Janeiro. This statue was created by –Paul Landowski a French sculptor and built by –Heitor da Silva Costa a Brazilian engineer. This statue was constructed between 1922 and 1931 and stands 30 m high with an 8-meter pedestal. The statue is located 700 m in Corcovado mountain, Tijuca Forest National Park, and overlooks the city. This statue is of great importance to the Christians across the world, it has been listed in the 7 Wonders of the World.
Corcovado is located in the Tijuca Forest, central Rio de Janeiro. The word Corcovado means hunchback in Portuguese and is one of the most popular attractions. More than 3 million visitors visit this peak every year because of the panoramic views of downtown Rio it offers. Besides Rio, it offers amazing views of Copacabana, the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Ipanema beaches, Rio favelas, and Estadio do Maracana. The peaks of Corcovado are claimed to be the highest rock formation in Brazil and today it is a great symbol and landmark of the Brazilian culture.
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