Local Attractions

Official site of the “Bondinho” or Cable car that takes you to the top of the Sugar Loaf (only available in Portuguese at this time)

Site with photos and information on the Tijuca National Park (the worlds largest urban National Park)

Rio’s Botanical Gardens created in 1808 by D. João VI (Prince Regent the time). Considered one of the most important gardens in the world.

The Rio Zoo – virtual tour of the animals in the zoo! Fun place to visit in Rio for the kids (and adults too!)

Casa do Pontal – private museum and largest collection of Brazilian Popular/ Folk art

Touristic train that takes you from Laranjeiras neighborhood to the top of the Corcovado hill where the Christ Statue is located.