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Rio de Janeiro never fails to impress visitors with its modern outlook. The city also reflects its progress over the years via the infrastructure, high-rise buildings, and growing economy.

The historic sites, sparkling beaches, and the warm attitude of locals, welcome the tourists to the city where heaven meets earth. The rainforests, museums, beaches, exhibition centers and the city's glitz have made Rio what it is today - Brazil's top-notch tourist attraction.


Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer)

The giant statue of Christ, a world-famous landmark, overlooks the city from the 709-meter summit of Corcovado. Made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, the figure itself is 30 meters tall with arms stretching 28 meters. It is widely recognized as a symbol of Rio de Janeiro.

Santa Tereza and Escaderia Selarón

A district of steep, quiet streets and hundred-year-old houses, Santa Tereza is Rio's most atmospheric neighborhood. Its cafés and restaurants are favorites of artists and intellectuals who add to the Bohemian atmosphere.

The Museu Chácara do Céu, located in this district, has an art collection of mainly modern works, including those by Picasso, Miró, and Matisse, as well as Chinese sculpture from the 17th through 19th centuries. The adjacent Parque das Ruínas is the shell of a socialite's mansion that fell into disrepair and has become an art, music, and performance venue.



Rio de Janeiro's best-known landmark is the rock peak of Sugarloaf, towering 394 meters above the harbor. You can take a cable car from Praça General Tibúrcio to the top of the Morro da Urca, a lower peak from which a second cableway runs to the summit of the Sugarloaf. From here, you can see the entire mountainous coast that rings the bay and its islands.

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Visa Information

Brazil has different travel policies for each nationality. The Brazilian Government doesn’t request a visa for a group of countries. In this case, if your nationality is part of this list, you can stay up to 90 days in Brazil without any issues.

Please, review with your local Brazilian embassy if your nationality is applicable for a visa or not.

You may find contact details about your local embassy on this link:


CCUS Latin America will take place on May 22-23. During this month, the average maximum daytime temperature in Rio de Janeiro lies at 27.2°C (80.96°F) and the average minimum temperature goes down to around 19.6°C (67.28°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

Rainfall during May is moderate with an average of 80mm (3.2 inches).


The official currency of Brazil is the Real. Its symbol is R $ and its fraction are 100 cents. There are coins of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 cents and 1 real. Approximately, $1 USD is equivalent to R $4.85.

Unlike some other South American countries, US dollars are rarely accepted in Brazil. Therefore, it is recommended to have some reals in cash, which you may withdraw from an ATM on arrival.


plugIn Brazil the standard voltage is 127 / 220V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.

Keep in mind that in Brazil the official standard plug and socket type is type N. You may need an adapter for your devices.


Health Information

Depending on your country of origin or nationality, you may be required specific vaccines to enter Brazil, such as the yellow fever vaccine.

Please, check further information with your local Brazilian embassy before travelling.

You may find contact details about your local embassy on this link:


In Rio de Janeiro, buses are the cheap and main form of public transportation. Other ways of transportation include the subway system - MetroRio, street cars, cable cars and Uber. Ride-sharing apps such as Uber are safe and easily available. Also, you can buy a Rio Card ticket which is accepted in every type of public transportation.


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