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Top Tourist Attractions of Rio de Janeiro

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There are various tourist attractions for the tourists of Rio de Janeiro. Get an idea of the places that meet your preferences and interests, so that you are able to plan your tour well.

Tourists are spoilt for choice regarding the tourist attractions that Rio de Janeiro has in offer. It has something to cater to the interests of every tourist who visit the city. There are beautiful beaches, magnificent mountains, parks and botanical gardens, old neighbourhoods and historical monuments. The following read will give you an idea of the some of the tourist attractions of the city.

RIO HISTORICAL CENTRE

This area is reflective of the historical past of the city. It is also a financial centre of the city. It is best to visit this place during the weekdays when the cafes and offices are open. This will give you the feel of the place. If you are interested in attending art exhibitions and cultural activities, then you can visit during the weekends.

Some of the places that you can visit are Paco Imperial, Ourist Landmark and National library. Paco Imperial was the residence of the governors of Brazil, during the time when the nation was under the rule of the Portuguese. There are quite a few churches that are a proof of the architectural mastery of the craftsmen. Ourist Landmark is one of the oldest neighbourhoods of Brazil. There are also many other castles that speak volumes about the extraordinary craftsmenship of the Portuguese colonizers. The Cinelandia Square or the Floriano Square used to host the best movies of the city. Though most of thecinem halls have closed down, the place still throbs with life due to the restaurants and bars. If you are a bookworm, you must visit the national Library that is situated in this area.

SANTA TERESA

It is one of the oldest neighbourhoods, that was once inhabited by the elite people of the city. It evokes a sense of nostalgia for the bygone eras. The sea and the bay contribute to the beauty of the place. Climbing to the top of the mountains will give you a panoramic view of the city. It is located about 5 minutes from Rio’s business district. You can also get a tram-ride to this bohemian neighbourhood.

MONUMENTO NACIONAL AOS MORTOS DA II GUERRA MUNDIAL

This monument was built in the memory of those who had lost their lives in World War II. It is believed to have been inaugurated in 1750, it is guarded by three Armed Forces. The monument has a museum that displays some of the memorabilia of the military. There is also a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It is located at Avenida Infante Dom Henrique.

If you want to visit Rio de Janeiro as a tourist, there are many Rio de Janeiro Apartment Rentals, hotels and resorts at different budgets that you can opt for.

~ by Alicia Hodkins

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