Rio De Janeiro is a culturally rich city that offers a range of unique attractions for travellers to explore. The main cultural and historical attractions in Rio de Janeiro are Theatro Municipal Do Rio De Janeiro, Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil, Feira Hippie De Ipanema, Museu Nacional De Belas Artes, Rio De Janeiro Cathedral, Candelaria Church, Escadaria Selaron and Pedra Do Sal. This city offers a mix of architecture and planned green space that is another cultural dimension of this city. 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 distinctive shape of Sugar Loaf. One of the most important things to do in Rio is to attendone of the world's most famous pre-Lenten celebrations called as Carnival. Attending this festival is enough to introduce you to the culture of Brazil. The parish church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo is another important attraction that you must visit in Rio De Janeiro.
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Best of Art and Cultural Places to Visit
Discover the local culture and art of Rio De Janeiro.
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Praca Floriano, S/N - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20031-050, Brazil
07:00 am - 08:00 pm
The Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro or simply Municipal Theatre is one of the most important historic buildings in Rio. It is considered and architectural marvel and is one of the Seven Wonders of Brazil. The building is inspired by Paris Opera of Charles Garnier and is considered one of the most beautiful structures in the country. The interio...
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R. Primeiro de Marco, 66 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20010-000, Brazil
09:00 am - 09:00 pm
Often referred to as simply CCBB, it is the cultural centre of Banco Do Brasil (Bank of Brazil) and is how the name translates in English. While it may seem unusual for a bank to have such a centre, the place has a lot to offer and is a good place to spend time indoors during inclement weather. The bank has two other such centres in Brasilia and Sa...
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Praca General Osório, s / n, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20410-020, Brazil
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Feira Hippie de Ipanema translates as Ipanema Hippie Fair. It is a art and crafts market that has been held in the Ipanema neighbourhood at the Praca General Osorio every Sunday since the 1960s. There are stalls that line the entire perimeter of the park and showcase the talent of local artists and artisans. You will find a host of paintings, c...
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Av. Republica do Chile - Centro, Rio de Janeiro, 20031-170, Brazil
07:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian is best known for being the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro. Built between 1964 and 1979, the church is extremely well known for its unusual construction.
The designers utilized extremely modernistic influences when constructing the cathedral. Shaped in a conica...
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Praça Pio X - Centro, Rio de Janeiro, 20040-020, Brazil
07:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Candelaria Church can be considered to be one of the most historically important churches in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The church took quite a while to build with construction commencing in 1775 and ending in 1811.
This architecture of the church is a culmination of different influences. The outer facade follows a Baroque style of architectur...
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Rua Manuel Carneiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-120, Brazil
The Escadaria Selaron are a set of famous steps in Rio de Janeiro. Named after eccentric artist, Jorge Selaron who made the beautification of these steps his life’s work. The artist is now deceased and his body was found on these very steps. People from all over the world have sent tiles that have been incorporated into the artwork here. Ever...
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Rua Dom Gerardo 40, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20090-030, Brazil
07:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Sao Bento Monastery and the Church of Nossa Senhora de Montserrat were founded by a group of Benedictine monks that relocated from Salvador da Bahia in 1590. Sao Bento means Saint Benedict and several of the monks contributed to the sculpture and paintings in the monastery. The complex was built in 1671 and simple facade is in sharp contrast wi...
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Avenida Rio Branco, 199 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro, 20040-008, Brazil
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro was established in 1937 and remains as one of the most important institutions for Brazilian art and sculpture to this day. The museum only enriched its collection early in the 19th century after which the collection has grown to be the largest collection of indigenous art forms in the world.
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R. do Carmo, 46 - Centro Rio de Janeiro, 20011-020, Brazil
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
Locally known as Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo da antiga Se, this Carmelite church located in downtown Rio is one of the most historically important buildings in the city.
The construction of the church took over two decades between 1761 and 1785 and has since witnessed numerous important historical occurrings within the walls. A striki...
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Largo do Joao da Baiana | Saude, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
07:00 am - 11:59 pm
Pedra do Sal is a historical and religious site that holds a special place in the hearts of cariocas. It literally mean Rock of Salt and is the birthplace of Samba. The slogan of the place is “Aqui se respeita o samba” which translates as “Here we respect samba music”. Every Monday night the area comes alive with the Samba d...