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.

WHERE TO SIGHT-SEE

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.

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Just getting to Sugarloaf Mountain is half the fun

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