The marvelous city doesn’t need a lot of introduction. It is a city that you can easily fall in love with. Except for some colonial buildings in the city center, the architecture in Rio is not that pretty. The landscape however is amazing. The city spreads in between and on the hills. Mostly the wealthier places are at the bottom of the hills and the poor area’s, the favelas, are on the slopes . From the Corcovado, where the Cristo Redentor (Jesus) statue stands or from Sugar Loaf Mountain, you can admire this unique cityscape.
It is the general vibe though that makes the city so fascinating. From the hustle and bustle of the city life you can go chill on the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema or head to the rainforest at the Tijuca national park, which is in (and surrounded by) the city.
To experience Rio just as the Cariocas (people from Rio) do, have some beers at the beach and then later at night go party with excellent Samba or other Brazilian music. A cidade maravilhosa!