OrangeSmile Tours Best destinations around the world - Travel Guide
Rio de Janeiro

Excursion tour in Rio de Janeiro. Top architecture - monuments, castles, temples and palaces

Video of flights over top monuments of Rio de Janeiro in HD format.
Use 'Full Screen' mode.
We continue on the collection of the most important architecture monuments of Rio de Janeiro: Christ the Redeemer, Teatro Municipal, Candelaria Church, and Old Cathedral. Perhaps, all of them also define the look of Brazil in general. The 3D models of landmarks, presented in our Rio de Janeiro flyover video, will help you to get a grasp on the true architectural and historical heritage of this place. We hope that photographs and historical facts will give you a better impression on each of these monuments. This information is also useful when making up your own excursion tour through Rio de Janeiro.

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

» Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro is one of the most famous and popular monuments in the world. It even was chosen to be one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
» The Christ statue sits atop Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro; that’s the symbol of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil as a whole.
» The height of the statue with pedestal is 38 meters, and arm span is 28 meters.
» Being the highest point of the county, the statue becomes a regular target of lightning, so the Catholic Diocese specifically stores the stone used for construction of the statue to repair damaged parts of it.
» Annually not less than 1.8 million tourists climb to the foot of the statue that offers panoramic view of the city and the bay. The picturesque Sugarloaf Mountain, famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, and a huge bowl of the Maracana Stadium are seen from there.

Teatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro

» Teatro Municipal also known as the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro was built in 1907.
» The theater is constructed in neo-Renaissance style; the Paris Opera was its prototype.
» The theatre draws attention with its splendor and luxury; it's reasonably considered one of the most gorgeous buildings in the city.
» Auditorium of the theatre is designed for 2,300 spectators.
» Walls of the theatre are marked with names of prominent cultural figures in Brazil and around the world.
» You can enjoy ballet performances and listen to classical music in Teatro Municipal.

Candelaria Church, Rio de Janeiro

» According to the legend, the Candelaria Church was built in the 17th century by Spanish master Antonio Palma.
» He and his crew sailed on Candelaria ship and got into a terrible storm. In honor of salvation in 1609 they built a small chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Candelaria.
» During the following centuries, the church has being altering and changing its appearance. Therefore, it combines a variety of styles, from Baroque to Neo-Classicism.
» As for the interior, in 1878 it was decorated in style Italian Neo-Renaissance.
» Today you can listen to classical and sacred music, and attend a church service in the Candelaria Church.

Old Cathedral, Rio de Janeiro

» The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Carmel was built in the second half of the 18th century.
» It combines neo-Baroque and Rococo styles.
» In 1770 consecration of the temple was held.
» At the beginning of its history, the cathedral has served as the church of the Carmelites, but later (in1808) the church became a cathedral.
» Today the church features the cathedra and it's also called the Old Cathedral.
Rio de Janeiro - guide chapters 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

City tours, excursions and tickets in Rio de Janeiro and surroundings

Plan your own tour over Rio de Janeiro on the monuments map

Car rental on Rentals in Rio de Janeiro

Thailand Relaxes Its COVID-19 Policy

New Year events in Thailand are likely to bring more people this year because everyone is tired of lockdowns and craving normal life. Many tourists, who book hotels in Pattaya, Krabi, or Phuket for the holiday season, also want to participate. As champagne has become an essential drink for New Year celebrations, the question regarding alcohol consumption comes to mind. The government allowed serving alcoholic drinks during the New Year countdown but only open-air cafes and restaurants with good ventilation will be permitted to do this until 1 am on 1 January 2022. This rule is nationwide. Read this


Architectural sights of Rio de Janeiro - photostream

Search for architecture monuments of Rio de Janeiro on the map

Address/Sight name City/Region Country Within radius, km
 Types of touristic objects to search for
Hotels & Car rental
Carhire locations
0 star
1 star
2 stars
3 stars
4 stars
5 stars
Touristic places
Art galleries
Touristic areas
Attraction parks
Aqua parks
Train stations
Bus stations
Fuel stations
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
City services
Open the list of object types
Useful services

Tours through neighbours of Rio de Janeiro - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
Secure Server
Head office
Weegschaalstraat 3, Eindhoven
5632 CW, The Netherlands
+31 40 40 150 44

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | About us
Copyright © 2002 - OrangeSmile Tours B.V. | | Under the direction and management of IVRA Holding B.V. - Registered at Kamer van Koophandel (KvK), The Netherlands No. 17237018