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Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Outdoor Sculpture
“The main symbol of the bohemian neighborhood. Rio’s old Carioca Aqueduct, known Lapa Arches, is one of the best known sites in the city, as well as one of the most representative symbols of old Rio, fully preserved to this day at the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa. The limestone structure in a Romantic style features 42 large double arcs and seeing glasses in the superior area. The Lapa Arches are considered the architectural piece in Brazil built during the colonial period. Around it are two of the most important houses of the city: Fundição Progresso e Circo Voador.”
  • 197 locals recommend
Beach
“(40mn by car from home), surrounded by rain forest, no construction, good surf spots”
  • 221 locals recommend
Dog Run
“Go to Barrinha, take a stand up paddle tour. Beautiful location and it’s a short uber from the last stop of the subway. ”
  • 152 locals recommend
Pastry Shop
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“Art deco Bakery and restaurant located in Downtown area, in a beautiful and classic building.”
  • 220 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Most beautiful shopping centre in town, with its huge living vertical outside gardens. Movie theaters, fast-food, restaurants and classic stores.”
  • 140 locals recommend
Bar
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“Bar Urca serves excellent Pestiscos (appetizers) and Pastels. Pastel de Camarao (Shrimp turnover), fried Sardines, and Bolinho de bacalhau (deep fried cod balls) are among the favorites. Dinner entrees include typical Brazilian fare, as well as seafood dishes. Try the "Bacalhau a Portuguesa" (Codfish Portuguese style).”
  • 234 locals recommend
Beach
“À praia é linda, com mar pouco agitado e correnteza fraca. Pode-se nadar e brincar na água sem grandes perigos. Ocasionalmente vemos águas-vivas. Vale a atenção. ”
  • 133 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Local movie theatre in Copacabana playing many of the latest Brazilian and American films. ”
  • 133 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“It doesn’t get more carioca than this place. Located in a charming street near the beach, it serves great local food combined with great atmosphere. Definitely recommend!”
  • 178 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Local fresh produce,, fish and meat market to buy your fresh ingredients, but also to enjoy local food. From breakfast to Happy Hour always a great place for a stop before or after the beach. During Carnival many street samba groups meet there.”
  • 238 locals recommend
Mountain
“For the adventures : Espetacular track for those who loves trekking with a great view that you dont see at Corcovado”
  • 141 locals recommend
Beach
“Copacabana Beach. Prefer the beaches in Ipanema and Leblon, next posts. Although I recommend you to visit Copacabana once and drink a Brahma Chopp (local Brazilian draught beer - although it is not a draft beer, technically, as it is made in different local unpasteurized procedure) in the sidewalk kiosks, you should prefer the beaches in Ipanema and Leblon. Copacabana is too much touristic, there will be a lot of people interrupting you and trying to sell you all kind of stuffs, and sadly, there may be some opportunistic steelers. Avoid the restaurants in Copacana also, except for the bars in the Rua Bolívar, which usually have good appetizers and cold beers/chopps. ”
  • 159 locals recommend
Beach
“I love the vibe of Leblon beach. It is not as crowded as Ipanema and Copacabana, and it´s at the foot of Morro dos Dois Irmãos. Try a Mate tea with lemonade for 5 reais, sold by guys walking with 2 big gallons”
  • 142 locals recommend
Beach
“Pedra do Arpoador - The most beautiful sunset in Rio! Clap and celebrate the sunset with the locals!”
  • 163 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“🇧🇷 Centro Gastronomico, otimo para petiscar e ver o por do sol. 🇺🇸 Gastronomic center with a long dock, great for appetizers and watching the sunset. ”
  • 141 locals recommend
Park
“Em um dos maiores parques urbanos do mundo, projetado por Burle Max, voce vai encontrar pessoas se exercitando, lendo, crianças brincando, com a praia do Flamengo logo em frente (imprópria para banho). Nao recomendável ir a noite. \ In one of the largest urban parks in the world, designed by Burle Max, you will find people exercising, reading, children playing, with Flamengo beach just in front (not suitable for swimming). Not recommended to go at night.”
  • 189 locals recommend