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Hello World! Rio de Janeiro – La Cidade Maravilhosa!

Travelling the world
Rio de Janeiro – Indeed a wonderful city!

Piše: Maja Zlokić

To think of Rio de Janeiro means to think of the spectacular carnival, amazing natural environment, samba rhythms, sunshine, warm welcome, vibrant colors and the right atmosphere for a holiday!

To experience carnival madness, swimming and sunbathing on the beautiful several kilometers long beaches, to feel gold Ipanema and Copacabana sand under your feet, liveliness of city streets, the sounds of salsa and samba… these are just fragments of the Rio magic.

The city is lively by day and by night – concerts, performances and beach parties are organized on a daily basis, and the weather is almost always warm and sunny.

A multitude of young people and those who feel that way, of different cultures and nations, flock to Rio every year, and if you are intrigued by our story and plan to join travellers from around the world, we bring you the list of our top 10 attractions!

  1. THE CARNIVAL, NATURALLY. The main attraction of the Carnival in Rio is a spectacular show where 14 specialized samba schools go through Sambadrome – a 700 meters long carnival runway – and compete for the best group! The parade usually starts around 20:00 and lasts until the early morning hours, and attracts around 100,000 people from all over the world who enjoy the best samba rhythms and beautiful colorful costumes. Tickets range from approximately $ 50.
  2. GOLDEN SAND BEACHES. Visit Ipanema, the most beautiful beach in the world! Enjoy a variety of entertainment and sports facilities, various specialties, refreshing drinks and cocktails from 0-24h! The beaches are clean and very well maintained.
  3. RAZGLEDAJTE SIMBOL RIJA. Zadivljujući kip Krista Otkupitelja – Cristo Redentor, koji s brda Corcovado bdije nad gradom, upravo je zbog svoje ljepote, dimenzija i dominantnog položaja nad jednim od najljepših zaljeva na svijetu, najprepoznatljiviji simbol Rio de Janeira i Brazila.

  4. SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN. Rio certainly would not have been so fascinating without Sugarloaf Mountain! Its top is reached by a large cable car – a gondola known from the movie “Moonraker”. First stop is the Urca Mountain with beautiful gardens and a wonderful view of the bay of Botafogo, and second, Sugar Loaf Hill, offers a magnificent view of Copacabana Beach on one side and the Guanabara Bay on the other.
  5. RIO VS. FOOTBALL. Brazilian love for football is amazing – you get the impression that everyone is a footballer around here! If you’re a football fan, opt for a trip to Maracana, the cradle of the world football!

  6. WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS STEPS. Do not miss photographing on the “Escadaria Selaron”, the most famous steps in the world, located in Lapi. Stairs are the work of Chilean artist Jorge Selaron and perfectly reflect the spirit of Brazil and its inhabitants!
  7. NIGHTLIFE IN ITS ALL SPLENDOR. If you are a fan of nightlife, we recommend many restaurants and bars on the Ipanema and Le Blon, and a visit to the one of the most authentic world discotheques – Rio Scenarium!

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    1. WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS STEPS. Do not miss photographing on the “Escadaria Selaron”, the most famous steps in the world, located in Lapi. Stairs are the work of Chilean artist Jorge Selaron and perfectly reflect the spirit of Brazil and its inhabitants!

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    Photo: Urban adventures

    9. VISIT FAVELAS – PLACES WHERE GLOBAL FOOTBALL STARS SPENT THEIR CHILDHOOD, NOWADAYS A TOURIST ATTRACTION. The most famous samba schools in Rio de Janeiro originate from these settlements in Brazil, despite the difficult conditions of life and poverty. World famous football names like Pele, Ronaldo, Rivaldo have grown up in favelas!

    10.GREEN OASIS IN THE CENTER OF RIO. Lovers of nature and healthy living will be swept off their feet by the beauty of Tijuca city forest, which is, with 32 square kilometers, the largest urban forest in the world. Besides outdoors fitness equipment, it has trails for cycling, running, inline skating…

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A couple of important tips for travelling to Rio:

  1. If you travel during the peak season, and book your ticket on time, a return ticket will cost you approximately 5000 kn
  2. Keep your bags close and avoid nighttime walks, carry only necessary items
  3. Use only taxi service by night – prices are slightly cheaper than ours
  4. Make sure you have enough cash, literally no cash machine is available after 22h
  5. Use a high protection sunscreen against dangerous UV radiation and repellents against mosquitoes.

Currency: 1 Brazilian Real = 1.9 HRK, bring USD from Europe, in banks you can get the best rate

 

 

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