Rio de Janeiro

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About Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro or simply Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, South America.

The central part of Rio de Janeiro where the major sights are located is very walkable. Taxis are readily available. However, the buses and metro can sometimes be tricky to figure out. The metro extends along Copacabana beach and includes Ipanema.

As Rio is known for it's relatively high crime rate, particularly pickpocketing, a ship organised tour may be the best bet. In recent years, the government has made an effort to clean up the city, and there are lots of tourist police in major areas which has helped deter some crime.

Downtown there are numerous 17th century churches including Convento do Santo Antonio, Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Candelaria and Mosteiro de Sao Bento. For a more contemporary style, check out the modern Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro, which was built in the early 1960's.

In Rio's Flamengo neighbourhood, the main attractions include the Museu de Arte Moderna, the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes and the Museu de Arte Contemporarea de Niteroi, a contemporary art museum.

The Art Deco style statue of Christ the Redeemer is Rio's most famous symbol, and is perched on top of the 2,300ft high hill of Corcovado. Spectacular views of mountains, bays and beaches can be seen from the top (funicular trains leave Cosme Velho station every 20 minutes).

The views from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain are stunning and encompass the harbour, beautiful beaches and the dramatic Tijuca National Park, the largest urban expanse of tropical forest and mountains on the planet. To get to Sugarloaf, take a taxi to the cable car station at the base.

The Jardim Botanico is a lovely, peaceful retreat from busy Rio, spread out over 340 acres.

Estadio Maracana is Rio's huge stadium which holds nearly 89,000 fans.

Rio's world famous Carnival celebration is a four day event, beginning on a Saturday and ends on Fat Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday).

Beautiful and glamorous beaches are the huge attraction in Rio de Janeiro, the two most famous - Copacabana and Ipanema are easily accessible and ideal for day trippers.

Copacabana is a long two mile stretch, lined with high-rise hotels and cafes, and attracts more tourists than locals.

The mile long beach at Ipanema, south of Copacabana, is more "showy" but both are great for people watching and relaxing.

Souvenirs include coloured gemstones, gold, designer clothing and leather goods.

'Feijoada' (stew of beans with beef and pork) is considered the country's national dish. Rice and beans is also an extremely popular dish as is seafood.
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Cruise ships dock at the International Cruise Terminal's Pier Maua. Facilities here include Tourist Information, shops, jewellers, cafes/restaurants and 24 hour banking.

Taxis are available at the port and some cruise lines may organise shuttle buses to nearby attractions.

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