While they might be overcrowded during the Olympic season, try getting to the beaches early so you can still enjoy. Here is the popular Ipanema Beach.
Check Out Classic Architecture
From churches to palaces, make sure you leave time to explore and photograph these breathtaking sites. Some buildings still in use date back to the 1700s.
View From Above
If you're not afraid of heights, take a cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain. The cable cars run every 30 minutes and the view is especially lovely at sunset.
There is plenty to see away from the Olympic venues. Check out the Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum (pictured here) or visit the National History Museum and the Museum of the Republic at the Catete Palace.
Escape the Hustle and Bustle
Sign up for a tour and travel just outside the city. Here you see Botafogo Bay with Sugarloaf Mountain in the background.
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