Sights of Rio
Rio de Janeiro Travel Blog› entry 3 of 7 › view all entries
After a couple of days of rest and settling into the city of Rio it was time to check out the sights. Josh and I booked a city tour that took us around a few of the more popular sights: The beaches of Copacabana & Ipanema (and where you can hang glide right on to the white sand), Sugarloaf Mountain (awesome views over the whole city) Corcovado & Christ the Redeemer, Maracanã Soccer Stadium (with the Pele footprints), scoped out where we will be parading at the Sambódromo, then finished at the Metropolis Cathedral (a bit odd, cone shaped building).
With more still to see, a few days later we headed back into Centro to check out some more sights. One was the magnificent baroque São Bento Monestary. Its interior with not one centimeter without gold gilding, intricate ornate detail and grand beauty (and all older than anything in Austrália). We also went by the Imperial Palace and then to the St. Antonio Monestary, we went to enter what seemed to be the hillside túnnel, stairs of the entrance, but were a bit wary of all the homeless people hanging around. Feeling a bit tired... we opted for jumping on the Metro home. A much better option, since we found this cute Italian restaurant that served the BEST pasta we´ve had in South America.