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Rio is a wonderful city, the song had already said. But not needed. Just look around to understand the reasons of the adjective. Surrounded by beautiful beaches and greenery, Rio collects attractions such as the Christ the Redeemer, elected one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. We list six other wonders that the river has become and postcards of the city.

Christ the Redeemer

Voted one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World , the main postcard of the city opened in 1931 . Located 710 meters from the ground, atop the Corcovado Mountain can be seen from various points , blessing the city and attracting tourists from around the world.

 

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Sugarloaf

Another hallmark of Rio, Sugar Loaf Hill is a naked mountain vegetation almost entirely , between the neighborhoods of Urca , Botafogo and Copacabana . Your trolley , whose shuttle is already part of the landscape , has more than 100 years it has become mandatory for the visitors walkway .

 

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Tijuca Forest

The largest urban forest in the world was born from a restoration initiative in the nineteenth century. With about 3200 acres , including several species of fauna and flora of the Atlantic Forest and has places like Small Waterfall , Fairy Lake and Chinese View .

 

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Beaches

If Rio is recognized worldwide for its natural beauty , part of the blame is its beaches . In the South Zone (Zona Sul) , the most famous are as Copacabana , by New Year’s Eve that , every year , bringing together millions ; Ipanema , inspired by her songs ; and Arpoador , at sunset breathtaking .

 

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Maracanã

The final stage of the World Cup , the stadium is a symbol of Brazilian passion for football . But I’ve also received stars like Madonna , Paul McCartney and Frank Sinatra . Born in 1950 as the world’s largest stadium , the Maracana has received up to 200 thousand people , but today has 76 thousand seats .

 

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Botanical Garden

Created by Dom João VI , is the main and largest in Brazil . Among the main attractions are an avenue of imperial palms , a pond with water lilies , an orchid and bromeliad . In 2013 , he received 1 million visitors , drawn to a beauty that endures for more than 200 years.

 

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Carnival

On the avenue , street, or at dances , carnival every year , draws millions of revelers , who take the biggest party in the country with lots of music and irreverence . In Rio , the highlights are the parades of the Special Group and the Cord of blocks as Bola Preta and Banda de Ipanema .

 

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