About Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro city, or simply Rio, is the second most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth most populous in the Americas. The metropolis is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area, the second most populous metropolitan area in Brazil and sixth most populous in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's third most populous state.
Rio de Janeiro stands out for its many cultural and landscape icons, such as the Sugar Loaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain, Maracanã Stadium, the beaches of the Copacabana, Ipanema and Barra da Tijuca neighborhoods, among others.
Some touristic points that you should not miss when you come Rio are:
- Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with the French engineer Albert Caquot;
- Sugarloaf Mountain is a peak situated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean;
- The Maracanã Stadium, officially Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho is a football stadium in Rio de Janeiro.