Check out the 5 tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro that were best rated on TripAdvisor

User review sites can be very helpful for travelers visiting a destination for the first time. Tripadvisor, for example, separates the best attractions of several tourist cities in Brazil and in the world based on the experiences of real people and serves as raw material for putting together an itinerary.

The most visited city in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, is not left out of user reviews. Below we separate the five best-rated tourist attractions in the TripAdvisor so that you plan the best trip. If you are looking for an authentic carioca experience, the hostel network El Misti, which has four units in the Marvelous City, has a structure and staff prepared to turn a simple trip into an unforgettable experience. 

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1# Cable car – Sugarloaf Mountain and Morro da Urca

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The most highly rated tourist spot in Rio on TripAdvisor is, almost obviously, the Sugar Loaf Cable Car ride. The cable car, which leads to the two hills that define the landscape of Rio de Janeiro and are the city's most famous postcard, has transported over 40 million people in its more than 100 years of operation. 

The cable car connects Praia Vermelha to Morro da Urca and Sugarloaf Mountain, offering stunning landscapes and a view of Rio de Janeiro from new and surprising angles. In addition to having restaurants, shops, a museum about the history of the attraction and an amphitheater that hosts several attractions throughout the year. 

2# Corcovado – Christ the Redeemer

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Speaking of postcards, in second place in the evaluations is the visit to Christ the Redeemer, on the peak of Corcovado. Every year, more than 600,000 people are taken to the largest statue of Jesus Christ in the world by the Corcovado Train. 

The ascent, made in an electric locomotive through the preserved Atlantic Forest of the Tijuca National Park. At the foot of one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, in addition to the visitor having one of the most privileged views of Rio de Janeiro, it is also possible to enjoy a lunch or cocktail at 710 meters above sea level. 

3# Maracanã

cold Photo: Érica RamalhoThe Jornalista Mario Filho Stadium, known as Maracanã, appears as third in the list of the best rated tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro. Inaugurated in 1950, the stadium was the scene of the most important classics of Brazilian football, also receiving historic moments of international football. Monumental events, such as the thousandth goal by King Pelé, in 1969, also took place on the Maracanã lawns. 

It is possible to take a tour of the temple of football every day from 9 am to 4:30 pm. If you prefer a guide who tells all the stories those grandstands have already witnessed, guided tours leave every day every hour from 9 am to 4 pm. 

4# Jerusalem Cultural Center

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Fourth, TripAdvisor users rate the Jerusalem Cultural Center (CCJ) as one of the best tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro. The CCJ, located on a site adjacent to the Catedral Mundial da Fé, in the Del Castilho neighborhood, has the largest model structure in the world to house the second example of the model of the city of Jerusalem from the 1st century AD. C. of 736 m². The first is in Israel and has been on display since 1996. 

In addition to the huge model that tells the history of the Holy Land, the CCJ also has a theater for 200 people, a representation of the Jordan River in the form of a baptistery, as a cultural option for baptism, a reading room with a characteristic collection, and bibliographies to encourage reading and a cozy cafeteria.

5# Pedra Bonita

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Finally, the trail to Pedra Bonita appears as the fifth highest rated tourist spot on TripAdvisor. Relatively quick and easy to complete, the trail surprises by providing the visitor with exceptional views of Rio de Janeiro from three different angles. When looking to the left, you can see the South Zone of Rio, to the right, the immensity of the West Zone. And, looking straight ahead, you are face to face with Pedra da Gávea.

For adrenaline lovers, this is where the famous hang gliding and paragliding ramp is located.

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