Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Highly recommended
Rio de Janeiro
The Essential
Highly recommended
Presided over by the Cristo Redentor, or Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro is a mix of crazy urbanism, long, fine sandy beaches and green hills; colonial architecture, ultra-modern buildings and wretched shacks; rich, bohemian and poor... This is a city of contrasts whose heart beats to the rhythm of the samba, football and wild nights, culminating in the famous carnival. Let the city's energy bewitch you, while bearing in mind that crime is a real affliction here.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Rio de Janeiro

Theatro Municipal de Rio Theatro Municipal de Rio
Theatro Municipal de Rio
Rio-de-Janeiro
1:00
Sitio Roberto Burle Marx Sitio Roberto Burle Marx
Sitio Roberto Burle Marx
Rio de Janeiro
1:30
Mosteiro de São Bento Mosteiro de São Bento
Mosteiro de São Bento
Rio-de-Janeiro
1:00
Convento and Igreja de Santo Antônio Convento and Igreja de Santo Antônio
Convento and Igreja de Santo Antônio
Rio de Janeiro
1:00
Paço Imperial Paço Imperial
Paço Imperial
Rio-de-Janeiro
2:00
Jardim Botânico of Rio Jardim Botânico of Rio
Jardim Botânico of Rio
Rio-de-Janeiro
2:00

Our reports

A visit to the Pavão-Pavãozinho favela

Not many people think about striking out into Rio’s favelas. But despite the reputation of these underprivileged districts, some of them can be visited quite easily, like Pavão-Pavãozinho, which is just behind the Copacabana beach. Houses piled up on top of each other, walls painted in different colours or decorated by graffiti artists, samba dancers, aspiring footballers, good times and community spirit: this is the people’s Brazil.
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The historic treasures of Rio’s Centro

The Centro quarter is the financial heart of Rio de Janeiro, and has a rich cultural heritage as well. The splendid Theatro Municipal, the fabulous National Library, the posh hotels and lovely churches lining the large squares all take us on a historic tour of the country’s former capital, from its colonial past to independence.
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Copacabana, Ipanema : on the beach in Rio

Ipanema, Copacabana, Leblon: the very names of these legendary beaches promise idle hours in the sun. Soak up the rays on sandy shores, join in a game of ‘futevôlei,’ sip a cooling caipirinha... there’s a beach for every whim!
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