Written by Christine Estera, August 14, 2016
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There’s more to Rio de Janeiro than the Olympics.

For starters, its world-famous skyline is truly majestic.

With Copacabana on one side and Ipanema on the other, there are endless avenues to explore in this seaside Brazilian city.

We’ve put together a cheat sheet to the hippest hangs, so you can simply sit back and soak up the view.


The Rio skyline starts and ends with Christ the Redeemer, or Cristo Redentor to locals. Perched 708 metres above sea level on Mount Corcovado, the 30-metre-high statue gets more than two million visitors every year, including Adriana Lima.

Beautiful day with @nmoralesnbc at #Corcovado for @accesshollywood 🇧🇷🙏🏼🇧🇷

A photo posted by Adriana Lima (@adrianalima) on

The easiest way to visit is by tram, which is a scenic 20-minute ride through the Tijuca Forest. Hold on to your jaw once you’re at the top – it may drop when you see the view of glistening Guanabara Bay!

More Insty-worthy moments await at the top of Pão de Açúcar, also known as Sugarloaf Mountain. Cable cars depart every 20 minutes for the 396-metre summit.

Just getting to Sugarloaf Mountain is half the fun

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