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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.
Mountain
“A special place with wonderful view of the city. Sugar Loaf Mountain, known as Pão de Açúcar, give tourists the opportunity to ride in a cable car and have a amazing view of the city It's worths visiting.”
  • 851 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The monument overlooking Rio de Janeiro have beyond breathtaking views. It is considered one of the seven new wonders of the world. There are three ways to get to it. You can take a train, van or hike. The train is the most famous and traditional way. The train will take you through Atlantic Forest almost to the top of the Corcovado Mountain. Make sure to have you camera ready and look to the right when the train is almost in the top. I suggest to pick a beautiful sunny day, so you don't miss any of the spectaculars views. ”
  • 635 locals recommend
Shoe Repair
“Shopping mall - 3 blocks from home and down the pedestrian tunnel, official Havaianas shop, bikinis stores (Bum Bum, Salinas, etc.), among others.”
  • 520 locals recommend
Science Museum
“It is a Science Museum. Located on land jutting out into the Harbour next to the Port Area.”
  • 449 locals recommend
Park
“Maybe the most beautiful place in Rio and in the world. Just go. The café is not great but the store has beautiful indigenous craft.”
  • 504 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“I like to go there on nice days and rent pedal boats. Its also a beautiful view”
  • 610 locals recommend
Military Base
“Visit the Fort for incredible views as well as a history lesson on Rio. There are two restaurants, including an outpost of Confeitaria Colombo, inside the Fort Grounds.”
  • 517 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“A hot spot for good restaurants and bars as well. Have lunch/ dinner at Puro or Jojo's and at night go up the road to the bars on rua Pacheco Leao. Or to have a typical Brazilian meal/ delicious meat, go to Rubayat, the restaurant where you look out over horse races at the inner city jockey club. In the same area you have the beautiful open-for-all art school Parque lage which is worth a visit, they have recently opened a good relaxed restaurant inside. ”
  • 385 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Upscale stores in Rio’s most exclusive neighborhood - easily accessible by metro. Always an option on a rainy day. ”
  • 320 locals recommend
Wine Shop
“One of the biggest shopping malls in South America. You'll find everything you need. ”
  • 366 locals recommend
Beach
“Excellent for sightseeing and spend some time. There are 2 metro stations close. ”
  • 315 locals recommend
Beach
“Try to make time to go to Arpoador to watch the sunset. Usually the water is crystal clear over there and you can have a night swim at the beach! ”
  • 414 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“The best night life in Rio runs around the Lapa Arches. Its all about relaxing and fun!”
  • 362 locals recommend
Hotel
“A brazilian beach famous for the song Garota de Ipanema. It has some bars by the beach.”
  • 273 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Beautiful architecture and you can walk around and sightseeing by the park with a view of Guanabara’s bay and Sugar Loaf. ”
  • 258 locals recommend
Theater
“It is an Opera House , Orchestra and Ballet in Downtown Area. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful and Important Theaters in Latin America. Check it out and also get informed about the guide visit and/or events. ”
  • 275 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Music Venue
“If you want to party, you need to go to Lapa , a bohemian neighborhood in Rio. It is worth visiting for a taste of Brazilian night life. Rio Scenarium is a classic, you will be amazed by the decor, the music and the size of this place. A lot of ambientes to choose from. There is another place similar, called "Carioca da Gema " very nice too, located Avenida Mem de sa, 79. But, if i have to choose one I would go to Rio Scenarium. ”
  • 327 locals recommend
Pastry Shop
“With a beautiful panoramic view of the beach, the branch of the traditional coffeehouse Confeitaria Colombo is located within the Copacabana Fort.// Com uma bela vista panorâmica da praia, a filial da tradicional confeitaria Colombo está localizada dentro do forte de Copacabana.”
  • 244 locals recommend
Bar
“⭐️ Not exactly a restaurant. Well, they do have a restaurant, but the deal here is order some cold beers and “empadinhas” and sit by the shore, enjoying one of the best views in Rio. Highly advised for sunset. ”
  • 243 locals recommend
Dive Bar
“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!”
  • 184 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Great sushi, and a scene to see and be seen. Be ready to wait outside in line, always packed every day of the week. Order a drink while you wait. ”
  • 164 locals recommend
Bistro
“Despite the fact that most of the patrons are “gringos”, serves excellent food with typical Brazilian ingredients. Drinks are also good, as are the vegetarian alternatives. Very cool atmosphere.”
  • 133 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Delicious sandwiches in Copacabana. You can sit in the restaurant but I prefer the counter that opens onto Rua Barata Ribeiro. Open till 6am, so good for a post-drink snack.”
  • 172 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
“For meat lovers, order the picanha a brasileira. Serves 2-3 persons. Great ambiance and service. ”
  • 139 locals recommend

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