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When you think about Rio de Janeiro attractions, it's beaches, museums, and monuments that come to mind. Many of the best places to visit in Rio de Janeiro are known worldwide, like the Statue of Christ the Redeemer, a 38 meter tall statue of Jesus of Nazareth with open arms. It's the greatest symbol of the city and receives thousands of tourists every day. If you're wondering what to do in Rio de Janeiro, the Christ of Corcovado is a great place to start. 

Visiting Sugarloaf mountain, the large rock at the mouth of the Bay of Guanabara, is another one of the things to do in Rio de Janeiro. As for beaches in Rio de Janeiro go, no doubt the most famous is Copacabana. In fact, one of the best Rio de Janeiro activities is lounging on the beach and exploring the restaurants, cinemas, shops and theaters of the surrounding neighborhood. 

Ipanema is another part of the city and home to the famous beach of the same name. It's one of the city's most luxurious and modern neighborhoods and you can easily find cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, and boutiques. Vieira Souto Avenue is another of the top things to see in Rio de Janeiro and there you'll find the most expensive properties in Latin America and plenty of cafes to enjoy a cup of coffee. 

If you like football, there's lots of stuff to do in Rio de Janeiro that's right up your alley. In the north you'll find the Maracana Stadium, Joao Havelange Stadium and the Stadium Sao Janurio, which belongs to Vasco da Gama, one of Brazil's most important teams. There are tons of great attractions in Río de Janeiro, but if you plan well, you won't miss a thing!
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