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If you won't be making it to the Amazon or the Pantanal, the Rio de Janeiro Zoo is a good place to see some of Brazil's more exotic creatures as well as species from around the world.
If you won't be making it to the Amazon or the Pantanal, the Rio de Janeiro Zoo is a good place to see some of Brazil's more exotic creatures as well as species from around the world. The walk-in aviary is home to several species of colorful tropical birds.
Prq 5ê Boa Vista - Mangueira, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+55 21 3878-4200
The National Museum in Paço de São Cristóvão (Palace of Saint Christopher) is Brazil's natural history museum, exhibiting dinosaur fossils, mounted animals and insects, minerals, and meteorites, as well as archaeological artifacts and aboriginal utensils
Once the world's highest capacity football venue, it was able to hold nearly 200,000 people
The Museu do Primeiro Reinado or Museum of the First Reign is dedicated to the reign of Emperor Pedro I (1822-1831)
Also has an observatory
The mosaic sidewalks along Boulevard 28 de Setembro between Praça Maracanã and Praça Barão de Drummond are musical staves
Site of the famous Rio Carnival parades, the Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí is a 700 metre long street flanked by grandstands and VIP boxes
The Praca de Republica in the heart of Rio de Janeiro is near the place where Brazil was proclaimed as a Republic in 1889
Sao Francisco da Penitencia is a colonial church dating back to 1737, famous for its gilden Baroque interiors and wooden statues
The headquarters of the federal oil company is an interesting piece of Brutalist architecture by Roberto Luís Gandolfi, soaring 108 metres into the sky
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian is dedicated to the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro, St Sebastian