A huge city of carnival and football, beaches and stadiums with the hands of the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer stretched over it and immersed in tropical greenery: this is the city before thousands of tourists during a sightseeing excursion of Rio de Janeiro. It is difficult to say what fascinates the guests of Rio de Janeiro more: the fascinating story of a English-speaking guide, the ancient buildings of the Old Town or the splendor of hotels and restaurants on Avenida Atlantic, but no one has yet managed not to fall in love with this city at first sight. 1001guide recommends to start an acquaintance with it with a tour of the Old Town with the most important monuments of antiquity:
- the monastery of San Bento;
- Old cathedral;
- the famous church of Candelaria;
- An imperial palace reminiscent of the days when Brazil was a monarchy;
- fantastically beautiful Municipal Theater;
- the Carioca aqueduct;
- the town hall;
- National Museum of Art.
Having admired the examples of ancient architecture, with a guide, you can go to Mount Corcovado (at its top, there is a statue of Christ), climb the cable car to Mount Sugar Loaf, inspect the Maracanã stadium or visit one of the famous beaches - Copacabana or Ipanema. An excursion of the beautiful parks of Rio de Janeiro, for instance, Flamengo or Campo do Santana, as well as a visit to the Botanical Garden, will be just as enjoyable.