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Things to do in Rio

Rio is a city with a lot of life, diverse leisure options, and a great variety of tourist spots and places to visit. Most of them are well known and are present in all tourist guides, such as Christ the Redeemer and the Sugarloaf Mountain. For this reason, we select only the places that we like the most (cariocas) apart from the typical ones that you can find in any tourism guide or blog. We also list our favorite museums and some places to go shopping.


    • Copacabana Fort
    • Ipanema Fair (only Sundays)
    • Arpoador Stone (Pedra do Arpoador)
    • AquaRio
    • Olympic Boulevard (graffiti mural)
    • Monastery of St. benedict
    • Teles Arche (Arco do Teles)
    • Royal Portuguese Reading Office (Real Gabinete Português de Leitura)
    • São Francisco de Paulo Church
    • Colombo Bakery (Confeitaria Colombo)
    • Municipal Theater
    • Lapa Arches (Arcos da Lapa)


    • Museum of Tomorrow (Museu do Amanhã)
    • MAR
    • Banco do Brasil Cultural Center (Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil) (CCBB)
    • National Museum of Fine Arts (Museu Nacional de Belas Artes)


    • Rio Sul Shopping
    • Botafogo Praia Shopping
    • Rua Uruguaiana (popular stores)