Torta de Limão – Brazilian Lime Tart

TORTA DE LIMÃO I have a supremely selective memory — I only recall the most important of events, occurrences, facts, phrases and duties. I tend to always remember the things that people like or crave: my mama always goes for ice cream, Neal likes grape or peach flavored lollipops and popsicles, my friend Lauren always [...]

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Farofa Pronta Yoki – Bread Crumbs

Farofa Pronta Yoki is Brazilians favorite ready to go farofa. It is an essential accompaniment to feijoada or barbecue.

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Christ the Redeemer

Top postcard of the city, the Christ was elected by locals as the “Wonder of Rio”. The monument is at the top of Corcovado Mountain, 700 meters, where a panoramic viewpoint reveals much of the Rio de Janeiro.

Inaugurated in 1931, the image of Christ the Redeemer statue is considered the largest art deco in the world. Visible from many parts of the city and made of soapstone, is 30 meters high, 28 meters from end to end and weighs 1,145 tons.

Tour 1

Tours by two main sights of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Christ the Redeemer and the Sugar Loaf, and
enjoy a tour around the city!

Duration: 5 hours (Monday to Friday)
Included: Transportation Ticket,  Ticket & Corcovado, Sugar Loaf

Tour 2

Climb the mountain of Corcovado, a place which is located the famous Christ the Redeemer statue, it is considered one of the seven wonders of the world. This ascent of the mountain is done by van or by a small train,  the ride passes inside the beautiful Forest of Tijuca, showing exuberance and beauty. From the top you get the best look of the city of Rio. Besides the trip to Christ, we pass by the beautiful beaches of southern Rio de Janeiro.

Duration:. 4 hours daily (morning and afternoon)
Included: Transportation Tour Guides & Ticket Corcovado

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Maracanã Stadium

More than just a sports arena, the Maracanã Stadium is a cultural and tourist attraction, receiving visitors even on days when no games are played. For lovers of soccer or “football”, there are guided tours that lead to the edge of the lawn, the bleachers, the locker room, the Hall of Fame, and the Football Museum – to include historic game photos from the world’s largest stadium.

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Tour

Visit to Maracana Stadium, the world’s largest with a capacity of 100,000 spectators. This tour is available only on game days.

Duration: 5 hours
Included: Transportation & Ticket

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Botanical Garden

Approximately eight thousand species of flowers and plants in Brazil and the world adorn the alleys of the garden, created by King John VI in 1808. The palms of the imperial era of the foundation stand out in the landscape, just as the rose garden and pond with water lilies. Among the areas most visited are the greenhouse with orchids and insectivorous plants, with over three thousand specimens of 600 species. The park also houses the sensory garden, designed specifically for people with visual disabilities – there are inscriptions in Braille and the selected plants can be played.

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Sugar Loaf

The thrill of the ride to Sugar Loaf begins well before you reach the top of the hill, 400 meters above sea level. The adventure begins with a trip on the streetcar, next a glass cable car that provides details and unique angles of the perfect geography of Rio. The first stop is made at the Urca Hill, 220 feet high, then looking out at both the Guanabara Bay and Botafogo Bay. The panoramic view extends beyond the bay, much to the edge of  Zona Sul and Niterói.
Tour

Tours by two main sights of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Christ the Redeemer and the Sugar Loaf, and
enjoy a tour around the city!

Duration: 5 hours (Monday to Friday)
Included: Transportation Ticket,  Ticket & Corcovado, Sugar Loaf

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Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí

The Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí opened in 1984 and receives visitors all year round, who are content to enjoy the samba runway, just 700 meters, completely empty. The Apotheosis Square serves as a backdrop for souvenir photographs.

 

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Tijuca National Forest

The Tijuca National Forest is the largest area of urban rainforest in the world, and is testament to the huge success of a reforestation scheme from the Brazilian government.

In the seventeenth century the forests of Tijuca were cut down for their valuable hardwood and the trees replaced by sugar cane and later by coffee plantations and small-scale agriculture. By 1870, over 100,000 trees had been planted and the forest was reborn. Most of the seeds and cuttings that were planted were native to the region, and today the park serves as a remarkable example of the potential for the regeneration of the Atlantic forest. Today, the mountains running southwest from the Corcovado are still covered with exuberant forest, the perimeter of the Parque Nacional da Tijuca which covers an area of approximately 120 square kilometers is maintained by Brazil’s State Institute of Forestry.
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Santa Teresa

One of the most picturesque scenes of Rio de Janeiro, Santa Teresa sits high on a hill cut by the tracks of the old electric tram that still runs through the narrow streets of the neighborhood. Full of wide spaces and cultural landscapes that reveal the North, South and Central, ‘Santa’ is taken by houses that are home to workshops, crafts shops, bars and restaurants.

One of the most important buildings is the Convento de Santa Teresa, built in the nineteenth century and which gave its name to the neighborhood. Those who choose to get there on foot, from the Cave, you will have the opportunity to know the most famous staircase in the city – the Selarón, with 215 steps covered with ceramic tiles in green, yellow and blue. The ladder was named after the Chilean artist who signs his work.

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Lage Park

The charming scenery includes an area of 348 acres of Atlantic Forest at the foot of the Corcovado with gardens, ponds, walkways, and trails. The eclectic style combines marbles, tiles imported from Italy, as well as painting signed by Salvador Paylos Sabaté.

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