About Rio de Janeiro Attractions
Rio de Janeiro is blessed with more than its fair share of natural attractions, and these have been added to by some spectacular man-made structures such as the legendary Christ the Redeemer statue - officially one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
The statue stands, arms outstretched, atop Corcovado mountain, and enjoys a view that takes in arguably the most incredible cityscapes in the world.
The city's other famous mountain peak, Sugar Loaf, appears to rise right out of the crashing ocean waves, while jungle-clad hills surround mile after mile of white sand beaches. The famous sands of Copacabana and Ipanema are legends in their own right, as are the beautiful bikini-clad bodies that adorn them, and no trip to Rio would be complete without a spot of people-watching on the beach.
Visitors to Rio are increasingly discovering Rio's inland charms too - with the picturesque, artsy neighborhood of Santa Teresa a priority visit for anyone with an interest in the arts or architecture.
About Lucy Bryson
Lucy is a British freelance writer living in Rio de Janeiro since 2007. While there are some things she misses about her home country, the lure of year-round sunshine has proved too powerful to resist.
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