Christ the redeemer, Santa Teresa and Tijuca forest by jeep | Regular service
Christ the redeemer:
Main postcard of the city, Christ the Redeemer was named by locals as the “Wonder of Rio”. The monument stands on top of Corcovado Mountain, 700 meters above sea level, where a panoramic lookout reveals much of Rio de Janeiro. Tijuca forest by jeep
To get upstairs there are two ways: Authorized van or train. The Corcovado Train, which departs from the Cosme Velho is a journey of 3,800 meters loong amidst themed gardens and the journey takes about 20 minutes. Tijuca forest by jeep
Inaugurated in 1931, the image of Christ the Redeemer is considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world. Visible from many points in the city and made of soapstone, with 30 meters high, 28 meters from end to end and weighs 1,145 tons. Tijuca forest by jeep
Largest urban nature reserve of the world, the Tijuca Park occupies an area of nearly four acres in the Marvelous City. The attraction should not be part of the script just for ecotourists, after all, you can traverse the region aboard jeeps that cut roads framed by typical species of the Atlantic Forest. On the way, trails, waterfalls, lookouts and historical buildings which unveil the Rio de Janeiro through spectacular and unique landscapes. The park is divided into the following sections: Serra da Carioca, which houses the popular sights as Corcovado and Dona Marta lookout, Chinese View Emperor’s Table and Painswick; Tijuca Forest, with several tracks, beyond the cascatinha Taunay Mayrink chapel, the dam of Solitude and the museum of the weir; and Pedra da Gávea, pioneered by mountaineers and trekkers, and further comprising a ramp gliding from Pedra Bonita. On weekends, locals hike or ride bicycles in the park.
The charming neighborhood of Santa Teresa is an artistic and intellectual hub of narrow streets, old houses and many cultural attractions. Being patronized by writers, photographers, artists, journalists. Santa Teresa served as the backdrop for great novels of Brazilian literature, as Lucíola, José de Alencar, Missy Garcia and Quincas Borba by Machado de Assis.
Moreover, it was the address of writer Rachel de Queiroz and Manuel Bandeira and modernist Mário de Andrade. To complete the curiosities, Santa Teresa preserves its street carnival; it was the first neighborhood to be considered an environmental protection area with half of its non urban area; performs every Saturday full moon ritual of cultural celebration at Largo das Neves.
About Rio de Janeiro
Due to its numerous facets, Rio de Janeiro the marvelous city, is the focus of the tourism industry in Latin America. Besides the incomparable natural beauty, its history and the contagious joy of its inhabitants helped to create a very special picture that reaches its highest point when it celebrates New Year’s Eve and Carnival.
The tourist looking for a place that also offers a sophisticated infrastructure of a modern city find everything he wants in Rio de Janeiro. The fact that the city is situated between a tropical rainforest and beaches, makes a variety of products offered in a single tourist destination.
Rio is a city of contrasts: the colonial architecture recalls the past while striking modern buildings provide a vision of the future. Two landmarks, real postcards are known worldwide: the Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer statue. As a tourist destination, Rio does not depend of the seasons, since the climate is temperate all year and its attractions can be enjoyed almost any time of the year. Something is always happening in Rio – exhibitions, concerts, dance and music, sporting events. Rio is right on the beach and you will for sure spend sometimes either in the famous Copacabana or Ipanema beaches.
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