Time Out Rio de Janeiro

Around Town

Things to do and places to go in Rio

  • Maracanã

    The iconic football stadium is back and ready for action

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  • Rio's best parks

    The ten best places to stretch out and unwind without getting sandy

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  • Tijuca Forest

    Get out and about this autumn and explore the city's huge national park

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  • Rio in the rain

    A different city emerges from the clouds when the beach is off-limits

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  • Rio walking tours

    Visit the city's historic corners with the experts

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Editor's picks: trails

Rio's Beaches

Rio's Beaches

Check out the beaches Rio has to offer!

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Paineiras

Paineiras

Cherished retreat of in-the-know cariocas

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Parque da Catacumba

Parque da Catacumba

Sculpture park and adventure centre in one

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Kid's stuff

Fazendinha

Fazendinha

Children's petting farm and adventure centre

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Baixo Bebê Leblon

Baixo Bebê Leblon

The beach-front play pen for kids by posto 12

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Lagoa Aventuras

Lagoa Aventuras

Tree-top canopy trails and ziplines by the lake

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Estrelas Da Babilônia

Estrelas Da Babilônia

Hidden bar with splendid views

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More kid's activities

Churches and Cathedrals

Candelaria Church

Candelaria Church

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Igreja do São Francisco Xavier

Igreja do São Francisco Xavier

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Catedral Metropolitana

Catedral Metropolitana

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Rio's best beaches

Copacabana

Copacabana

The second coming of the world famous beach

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Prainha

Prainha

The wild waters are a wave rider's paradise

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Joatinga

Joatinga

A little slice of Beverly Hills in Rio

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Ipanema

Ipanema

The spiritual home of laidback carioca living

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Neighbourhood guides

Laranjeiras

Laranjeiras

Wedged between the hills of Santa Teresa and Botafogo, Laranjeiras is one of the smaller, more residential neighbourhoods in Rio, but its charms are plenty

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Copacabana

Copacabana

The famous neighbourhood may still feel full to bursting, but Copa is on the cusp of a return to the glory days

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Tijuca

Tijuca

Take a break from Zona Sul and experience all that is magical about this traditional carioca neighbourhood, from its famous rainforest to the constant beat of its samba halls

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Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa

The bohemian capital of Rio, from up here the beach is a distant memory and bars, cafés and artists fill the cobbled streets, all overlooked by some stunning architecture

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