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View of Aterro do Flamengo at night - Photo: Pppires - (License cc-by-sa-3.0)

The capital of Rio is known internationally for its landscape icons, such as the 'Pão de Açúcar', the statue of 'Cristo Redentor', the beaches of 'Copacabana', 'Ipanema' and 'Barra da Tijuca' and the 'Estádio do Maracanã' . Also noteworthy is the 'New Year's Eve in Copacabana', the 'Rio Carnival', 'Bossa Nova' and the 'samba', the latter although born in Bahia. Rio was also the capital of the State of Brazil from 1621 to 1815, a colony of the Portuguese Empire from 1763 to 1815 and Empire of Brazil between 1822 and 1889.

In its cultural tourism reference points, mostly located in historic buildings, some of the XNUMXth century, the 'Museu do Amanhã' (Museum of Tomorrow) has just been highlighted, the 'Museu Histórico Nacional', the 'Museu Nacional de Belas Artes', the 'National Library', the 'Museum of Modern Art' (MAM), 'Palácio do Catete', the 'Municipal Theater', among countless others.

Symbolizing great social inequality, a characteristic of Brazil, the original aspect of the favelas of Rio, is related to the proximity to the most valued neighborhoods of the city, where there are luxury neighborhoods, such as' São Conrado ', in front of the' Favela da Rocinha ', intercropped between the beach and the hills.

With regard to ecological natural attractions, the city of Rio, also has its strength, by adding several parks and ecological reserves, which stand out the 'Tijuca National Park', Environmental Heritage and Biosphere Reserve, the 'Complexo da Quinta da Boa Vista 'the' Botanical Garden ', the' Passeio Público ', among others.

With approximately 197 km of extension, the capital of Rio de Janeiro has more than one hundred islands that occupy more than 37 km² and the coastline of the 'Baía de Guanabara' aggregates some islands, highlighting the 'Ilha do Governador' which holds more than 29 km² . 

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Main Consulates of the city of Rio de Janeiro: Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, British Consulate General, Consulate General of France, Consulate General of Spain
Main Hospital Centers in the city of Rio de Janeiro: Hospital São Sebastião do Caju ?? Cajú, São Zacarias Hospital ?? Botafogo, Gaffree Guinle University Hospital ?? Maracana
Main tourist information offices in the city of Rio de Janeiro: Integrated Tourist Information Center, Antônio Carlos Jobin International Airport, Information office - Candelária
Main Catholic Churches in the City of Rio de Janeiro Some of the most beautiful Catholic churches in the country are in Rio de Janeiro (RJ) and, are important architectural and cultural legacies of the former capital of the empire and the republic.
Barra da Tijuca beach is the largest beach in the state of Rio de Janeiro, with 14,4 km long. Its greenish and clear waters extend along Avenida Sernambetiba to Recreio
Main Umbanda and Candomblés Centers in the City of Rio de Janeiro: Fraternidade de Umbanda Filhos da Jurema, Caboclo Urucutum Spiritist Tent, Ubandista Temple on the Way to the Light
Ladeira da Misericórdia, is the oldest street and slope in Rio that was originally climbed to Morro do Castelo where the first settlements were made and a fortification and walls built that
Regarded as one of the most important popular festivals, the carnival arrived in Brazil through the ports of Rio de Janeiro, brought by the first colonizers. Here he incorporated other influences, acquiring colors and hues
Due to the strategic location by the sea or on green mountains, the forts offer a privileged visual panorama and a spectacle of natural beauty, and have become another stopping point in the itinerary
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