Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

Boa vinda! Get ready to samba in the land of Carnival. See where to stay in Rio de Janeiro. Soak up the sun at Copacabana Beach and Ipanema, and savor Brazil’s natural wonders, from Sugarloaf Mountain to ...

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Cidade do Samba (Samba City)

Dhani checks out Samba City, a large complex that houses the costume workshops and float production centers for the Carnival Samba Parades.

Rua Rivadavia Correia 60, Rio de Janerio, Brazil 20220-290

 
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Cristo Redentor

Dhani checks our Rio's most identifiable landmark, the magnificent 38 -meter-high Cristo Redentor (Chris the Redeemer) statue looming atop the Corcovado Mountain.

Cosme Velho, Brazil

 
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Escadaria Selaron (Selaron Stairs)

Dhani visits Escadaria Selaron, an installation of ceramic mosaics by Chilean-born artist Selaron. "He's sitting here every day for 20 years." - Gisela Camargo, local fixer

Between Rua Joaquim Silva in Lapa & Rua Pinto Martins in Santa Teresa, Lapa, Brazil

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Hippie Market

Dhani searches for a Carnival mask at the unique Sunday Hippie Market.* *"Hippie" has a different connotation in Rio, where it refers to artisans who make handcrafted goods, some of which are the most unusual in the whole city.

Praca General Osorio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 
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Ipanema Beach

Dhani trains for a beach volleyball match against some of Rio de Janeiro's best. "It looks like the land of the sexy beach ..." -- Dhani

Av Delfim Moreira, Ipanema, Brazil

 
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Samba School Parade (Sambadrome)

Dhani heads to the Sambodromo, an open-air stadium home to the famous Samba Parades, the core of the Carnival experience.

Rua Marques de Sapucai, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 20210-048

 

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