Top 10 Attractions in Rio
The world is flocking to Rio de Janeiro this summer to cheer on the some of the best athletes on the planet during the 2016 Summer Olympics. While the games may be bringing many sports fans to the city just for the Olympics, Rio boasts many attractions that make it a must-see destination any time of the year. Here are some of the best attractions in Rio.
1. Sugarloaf Mountain
If you want to experience some of the best views in the entire city, put Sugarloaf Mountain on your “must-see” list. Accessed by two cable car rides, this 1,299 ft. tall peak at the mouth of the Guanabara Bay provides picturesque panoramic views. The bubble-shaped cable cars also allow for an stunning 360-degree look at the city.
2. Tijuca National Park
One of the world’s largest urban forests, this natural reserve covers a mostly mountainous landscape. In addition to being home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the entire city, including the spectacular 100-ft. Cascatinha Waterfall, visitors can also see the Mayrink Chapel, with murals painted by the famed painter Cândido Portinari.