Rio De Janeiro Flights Guide
Located in the state of the same name, Rio de Janeiro is Brazilís 2nd largest city with an estimated population of 6.3 million residents. Founded in 1565 by Portuguese travelers, Rio de Janeiro is an old city with a rich past and boasts hundreds of historical homes and buildings, iconic landmarks, upscale restaurants and trendy shopping centers.
Rioís top attractions include the world-famous Christ the Redeemer statue that is perched on the peak of the Corcovado mountain, the Maracana Stadium, the stunning Teatro Municipal (a massive theater built in 1909), take a hike up the Morro da Urca (a scenic lookout on the famous Sugar Loaf Mountain), the beautiful Prainha Beach, one of Rioís cultural centers, the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, and the historic Sao Bento Monastery, built in 1641 and features a church altar that is almost unrivaled in its stunning beauty.
Restaurants in Rio range from authentic Brazilian venues to fast food and more. A few of the most popular are: Cachambeer (this restaurant features fresh Brazilian fare), Hachiko (for the freshest sushi), Rio Scenarium (a very unique restaurant and bar), or try some French cuisine at Olympe. There are also Italian places like Fiorino, Japanese restaurants like Mitsuo Japinha, contemporary venues like ORO and bakery/coffee shops such as Talho Capixaba.
Shopping centers and malls in Rio include Siqueiro Campos (one of Rioís first shopping malls), the Barra shopping center, Botafogo Praia, the Sao Conrado Fashion Mall, the Cidade Copacabana, the Shopping da Gavea, an outdoor market called Babilonia Fiera Hype, and a place that features striking art from around the world, Pe de Boi.
Transportation in Rio is varied and includes: public transportation like municipal bus lines, subway and urban trains, city buses, ferry services, and an electric tramway. Rio also has three airports, Galeao-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, Santos Dumont Airport, and the Jacarepagua-Roberto Marinho Airport.
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