Tourist Attraction

Christ the Redeemer

The giant statue of Christ overlooking the city from the 709-meter summit of Corcovado is almost as widely recognized a symbol of Rio as the…

  • Rio de Janeiro
Christ the Redeemer

Escadaria Selarón

One of Rio’s newest tourist attractions was begun in 1990 by Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón as his gift to the Brazilian people. Until his death…

  • Rio de Janeiro
Escadaria Selarón

Quinta da Boa Vista

The gardens, villas, and imperial palaces of São Cristóvão are now public parks and museums, the foremost of which is Quinta da Boa Vista. From…

  • Rio de Janeiro
Quinta da Boa Vista