The best viewpoints to admire in Rio de Janeiro

Everyone has already heard that the city of Rio de Janeiro is even more beautiful when viewed from the top of Christ the Redeemer and the Sugar Loaf, isn’it? But, did you know that the Marvelous City is also full of incredible viewpoints from where you can see Rio from other perspectives? Well, there are dozens of belvederes and paradisiacal places that can impress even the oldest residentes in the region.

In this article we will tell you about the most interesting places to admire the beauties of RJ.


Dona Marta viewpoint

ft in altitude, Dona Marta Viewpoint is considered one of the most beautiful places to admire the city of Rio de Janeiro. You have the best view of the Sugar Loaf, which guarantees incredible photos to keep memories, besides the view that will be forever stored in your memory.


This viewpoint is in the South Zone of Rio, and, from there you can see much of downtown Rio, Maracanã Stadium, Urca, Marina da Glória, Flamengo Park, in addition to the city of Niteroi right at the bottom of all this. It is, without any doubt, one of mandatory spots for any visitor.



Vista Chinesa Viewpoint

Whoever watched the movie “Rio” will remember the scene in which little blue macaws go to “Mirante da Vista Chinesa”. The place is simply charming, with an oriental-style construction dating from 1902, which was built with the intention to honor the Chinese immigrants.


Rising 1,246.72 380 ft above sea level, “Mirante da Vista Chinesa” is one of those that covers the largest number of landscapes, providing visitors a privileged view of Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf, Guanabara Bay, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Dois Irmãos MOuntain, as well as Ipanema and Leblon beaches. The ascent is steep and attracts many people who enjoy walking or cycling, but you can go by car or taxi, as it is a very good tarred road.



Dois Irmãos Park

Dois Irmãos Park has 4 incredible viewpoints and is super accessible for people with locomation difficulties. It is also a great place for those who like to walk, since we can have the privilege and admire the vegetation of the route. At the top, you can see the beaches of Leblon, Arpoador and Ipanema, as well as an incredible view of Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. It is a breathtaking tour for any visitor.


Bonita Rock

With all the southern zone within the field of vision, Pedra Bonita is known mainly for giving visitors a completely new view of Gavea Rock, from an angle that resembles a human face. It is also from this point that hang-gliding flights depart that end at the beach of São Conrado.

Access is easy, you can drive to the flight ramp and follow a spectacular trail to reach the highest point of the rock. From there, visitors are presented with an incredible view of Barra da Tijuca and São Conrado.



Gavea Rock

Gavea Rock is considered the largest rock block by the sea and there are several legends that revolve around its format. Viewed from far, it is possible to perceive the forms of a human face carved in stone. At 2,762 ft above sea level, the trail leading to the top of the rock is not for amateurs but offers an unrivaled look and impressive reward with views of the city. Watching the sunset over there is a great idea!

Arpoador Rock

It is not a high rock in comparison to the others we have mentioned here, but it is undoubtedly one of the most visited places of Rio de Janeiro, both by tourists and by the wonderful city residents. The sunset seen from Arpoador Rock is one of the most famous and one of the most beautiful. However, getting a space on this rock, in the late afternoon, can be a rather complicated task. So, prefer to go early to enjoy the scenery more peacefully or go outside the tourist season.


From there it is possible to see the beaches of Leblon and Ipanema, besides the beauty of the ocean just ahead and having Dois Irmãos Mountain and Gavea Rock as a backdrop.



City Park – Niterói

Do you want to see Rio a little further? Then take a pass in Niteroi and go to the City Park. From there you will have a privileged view of Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Dois Irmãos Mountain, Babilônia Mountain, Guanabara Bay, Gavea Rock, besides the beautiful and paradisiacal ocean. The view will surely outweigh any boring climb.


See Rio de Janeiro from the top of a helicopter!

With Comandante Nobre you can realize your dream of taking a helicopter ride in Rio de Janeiro and have a privileged view of all the great beauties of the Marvelous City, in a totally safe and quite comfortable way. There are options for flights of 30, 45 and 60 minutes, in which you can request the itinerary previously, or rely on the experience of our team to take you in the most beautiful landscapes of Rio.


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