CHRIST THE REDEEMER
Considered one of the Seven New Wonders of the Modern World, Christ the Redeemer is a grandiose statue that stands on Morro do Corcovado.
The monument is the image of the faith and the friendliness of the carioca (as it is called who is born in the city) and is a must stop in the itinerary of those who visit Rio.
From the top, at 710 meters above sea level, one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the Marvelous City, highlighting the Sugar Loaf, the Guanabara Bay, the Botafogo Cove to the center and the Rodrigo Lagoon Of Freitas.
The ride in the cable car has as scenery wonderful landscapes in panoramic view. From there, you can see beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema, imposing hills such as the Pedra da Gávea, Corcovado and Dedo de Deus, Serra do Mar. With two stages, the climb starts at Praia Vermelha and goes up to Morro da Urca, And then continues until the Sugar Loaf, reaching a height of 396 meters.
SANTA TERESA’S BONDE
The tram of Santa Teresa has maintained the same pattern since its foundation, and its external characteristics were registered by the State Government in 1983. The route begins in the Center of the city, passes over the Arcos da Lapa and follows the slopes of the neighborhood, for points like The Parque das Ruínas, a lookout that allows incredible views of Rio de Janeiro.
5 minutes from Arcos, connecting Santa Teresa to Lapa, stands the Selarón Staircase, decorated with colorful tiles from various parts of the world. The work is by the Chilean plastic artist Jorge Selarón.
After returning to the station, you can also walk to the Metropolitan Cathedral or the Municipal Theater.
The Tijuca Forest is an ideal space to promote environmental education, full of trails, lakes, fountains, caves, structures for open-air meetings, parks for children and options for mountaineering, cycling and running. In addition, the fauna and flora found in the National Park of Tijuca promote an intense connection with nature, allowing the contact with several native species, besides offering a variety of waterfalls that are disputed by the bathers when summer arrives.
Those who come from outside already know. But you here in Rio knew that visiting the Maracanã Stadium is even more modern and interesting ?! Since the end of the last edition of the World Cup, the stadium has been reopened for public visitation. Now it is possible to see the reforms, extensions and modernization of the areas of our Maraca. All very beautiful and ball show. Visits are guided and tickets are available for purchase directly on the site: www.maracana.com The schedules are every day from 09h to 17h, and there may be change in case of games and championships. The value of the tickets are R $ 36.00 whole and R $ 18,00 half entrance, from Monday to Thursday. From Friday to Sunday the amount rises to R $ 40,00 whole and R $ 20,00. These are the values of the guided tours, which I recommend. It is cheaper the tour without guide, but it does not have the same grace.
For more information visit www.maracana.com
MAR – RIO ART MUSEUM
A beautiful museum was giving a gift to the city of Rio de Janeiro on its birthday in 2013. A museum with the face of Rio, modern, old, full of culture and history, and that values in its exhibitions and schedules the national product.
In its program there is always an exhibition of Brazilian artists, stories and national events told by foreigners, debates, arts that lead you to reflect on current issues, including our social problems. The museum is a kind of place that adds you as a person and a citizen. It leads you to reflect, analyze and understand things in our daily lives.
The Rio Art Museum operates from Tuesday to Sunday, and on Tuesdays admission is free and the opening hours are from 10am to 7pm. From Wednesday to Sunday the doors open from 10am to 5pm. The ticket costs $ 8 full and $ 4 half way ticket.
For more information and complete programming: http://www.museudeartedorio.org.br
The Theater is Brazil’s main house of shows and the only Brazilian cultural institution to hold simultaneously a choir, a symphony orchestra and a ballet company.
Its architecture surprises by the richness of details and mixes diverse styles, like baroque and art noveau. Among the architectural wonders are the 350-kg eagle at the outer top and the large interior central chandelier, all in gilded bronze and with crystal pendants.
Near the Theater are other incredible buildings erected under King João VI when he arrived in Brazil in 1808, such as the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts, whose collection was formed from the collection brought from Portugal.
MUSEUM OF TOMORROW
The Museum of Tomorrow is a different science museum. An environment of ideas, explorations and questions about the time of great changes in which we live and the different paths that open to the future. Tomorrow is not a date on the calendar, it’s not a place we’re going to get to. It is a construction in which we all participate, as people, citizens, members of the human species.
The Museum of Tomorrow offers a narrative about how we can live and shape the next 50 years. A journey towards possible futures, from great questions that humanity has always done. Where we came from? Who we are? Where are we? Where are we going? How do we want to go?
Guided by the ethical values of Sustainability and Coexistence, essential for our civilization, the Museum also seeks to promote innovation, disseminate the advances of science and publish the vital signs of the planet. A Museum to expand our knowledge and transform our way of thinking and acting.
MAM – MODERN ART MUSEUM
The Museum of Modern Art is one of the most important cultural institutions in Brazil and has a privileged location in the city of Rio Janeiro.
The collection has about 6,500 works, including paintings, sculptures and engravings. Of particular note are the Joaquim Paiva collection, with 2500 images of photographers from 22 countries, and the Gilberto Chateaubriand collection, with works by Anita Malfatti, Carlos Vergara, Di Cavalcanti, Djanira and others.
The Museum also has a library specialized in arts and an important film library, where the most popular shows in the city