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Must-see sights in Rio de Janeiro

Feb, 25 || No Comments |

Few cities have such an evocative name as Rio de Janeiro. From its legendary carnivals to its beautiful beaches, Rio de Janeiro is something of a fun-lover’s paradise.

So if you’re looking to head to the magnificent city for an exotic excursion, or even an online bet at the Rio 16 Olympics, here’s a checklist of some must-see sights in Rio de Janeiro.

Beautiful scenery

From the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue that stands atop of the towering Corcovado mountain, to the the lush tropical forests that fringe the city, Rio de Janeiro is a city that’s abundant in spectacle and life.

And one of the first places to check out is to hit one of the city’s golden beaches. The legendary Ipanama beach is renowned for providing a playground for the body beautiful – be sure to check out the beach volleyball championship in March – and it also has many chic shops and cafes to explore in this quietly exclusive area.

Rio Christ

Sporting fever

 

Brazil is unparalleled for its sporting enthusiasm, and from the beaches of Copacabana to the massive Macarenã stadium, it’s clear to see that for Rio’s citizens, football is something of a religion. In particular, the Brazilian Cup is the main domestic competition and will see famous Rio sides such as Vasco de Gama, Botafogo and Flamengo competing to reach the final at the end of the year.

But the city gets to experience sporting passion of a different kind in August, when the Olympic Games comes to town to provide a dazzling showcase of track and field excellence. The event always attracts a good deal of online betting activity, so be sure to head to Betway.com to find out all of the latest athletics news, tips and information about this iconic event.

Musical delights

Rio de Janeiro is a city that has its own rhythm with the captivating samba beat being heard all over town. In particular, the Lapa district is a hotbed of samba rhythms and will quickly get you into the groove of this mesmerising and deeply musical city.

Rio de Janeiro Samba

And June’s Bonfire Festival provides a good bet for hearing some of the traditional north-eastern accordion music as communities dress as farmers and engage in the hair-raising spectacle of jumping over the bonfire.

So whether you’re investigating the online betting options for the Rio 16 Olympics, or planning your swimwear look for Ipanema beach, there’s plenty discover and enjoy in Rio de Janeiro.

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Related post:  Explore Buenos Aires, Argentina in the Best Way Possible

Images credit (under CCL) by order:  Nicolas de CamaretPortoBay Hotels & ResortsXavier Donat

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