With its magical blue waters, amazing sights, and serene ambience, Rio de Janeiro is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Brazil. The beautiful seaside city is the second-most populous metropolitan area in Brazil that attracts millions of tourists every year from all over the globe. And why not, the city has numerous attractions to amaze its visitors.
So let’s know about its two most popular tourist attractions below.
Christ The Redeemer
Christ The Redeemer – The most iconic landmark in Rio de Janeiro, Christ the Redeemer statue always tops visitor’s travel bucket list. It is the second biggest monument of Jesus Christ in the world and was designed by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by the Heitor da Silva Costa and his associates. A symbol of Christianity around the world, the statue has turned a cultural icon of the city with the passage of time. The statue sits proudly on the top of Mount Corcovado, but don’t worry, escalators and elevators have been installed to reach the monument. Before 2002, visitors had to climb almost 200 steps to reach there.
Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum – Located in the city of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the museum is city’s most popular landmark. It was designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer in 1996. Niteroi Art Museum is known for its architectural features and resembles as a flying saucer. The overall architecture of the museum is so stunning that it was also featured in the popular USA television series: The Amazing Race 18.
So whenever you make a plan to visit this amazing state in Brazil, do not forget to ask your travel agency to add these beautiful locations in your city tour Rio de Janeiro.