Despite the relocation of the capital city from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia and the fact that Rio de Janeiro is only the second largest city in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro continues to be the country’s most popular holiday destination. The town’s landmark, the sweeping statue of Christ on the world’s highest socle, has a powerful symbolic effect. The Cristo Redentor on the 710 meters high Corcovade blesses his with open arms all guests and inhabitants in the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Together with the Sugar Loaf Mountain Pão de Açúcar, the Corcovado opens a view on a spectacular skyline which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. During your stay in Rio you should also take a ride with the train or cab to the summit in order to marvel at the panorama.
In Rio de Janeiro architectural, cultural as well as culinary influences from all over the world are merging with one another. During a city tour visitors will find numerous beautiful places like the Largo da Carioca, sacred buildings like the new cathedral or the venerable Igreja de Candelaria as well as inviting artists’ quarters like the popular Cinelandia. Relax in the Confeitaria Colombo which is the city’s most beautiful café or in one of the marvelous parks of Rio. No one can stand the attraction of the legendary beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. The night life of Rio de Janeiro is colorful, musical as well as hilarious. Your stay in the hometown of the Sugar Loaf Mountain will be definitively unforgotten.