Explore Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is frequently cited as the world’s most beautiful city: It’s impressive skyline surrounded by scenic, jungle covered mountains, and fronted by seemingly endlessly sandy beaches, which are packed with revellers, sunbathers and surfers all day long. Each year in February the city plays host to Carnaval, one of the largest parties on the planet where garishly dressed dancers fill the streets for an entire week.
About Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro served as Brazil’s capital city for several hundred years, until the newly built city of Brasilia replaced it in 1960.
- The city’s skyline is dominated by the statue of Christ the Redeemer, which is struck by lightning on average 4 times a year.
- Rio’s nickname is ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’, which translates to ‘The Marvellous City’.