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Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide

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Introduction to Rio
Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide

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Alexandre Macieira/Riotur

Updated on Dec.14, 2013

Rio de Janeiro, firmly anchored in the locals' passionate sense of belonging and in international curiosity, resists crises and remains, year in, year out, at the forefront of Brazil travel.

Rio is in the limelight as the city gets ready to host FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 (June 12 to July 13, 2014) at the Maracanã Stadium and the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Attractions known worldwide, such as the Corcovado, have helped Rio achieve the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The most visited city in Brazil for leisure travel, Rio had its allure confirmed during Rio+20 - according to Embratur, polls carried out among visitors to the conference revealed that 97% of them intend to return.

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