What to do near Rio de Janeiro
Visiting Rio de Janeiro on vacation is probably an experience you will never forget. Its striking combinations of jungles, beaches, and big cities make it the perfect destination. Whether you travel with your partner or your family, you already know what to do near Rio de Janeiro.
Petropolis is the summit of elegance and architecture. Full of colonial buildings, palaces, and churches, it is not considered the “imperial city” for nothing! As a true city museum, it tells the history of Brazil while it was ruled by emperors. However, if you really want to understand the contrast between the modern city and colonial history, your ideal destination is Paraty.
Niteroi is located on the other side of Guanabara Bay, linked to Rio de Janeiro by the famous 14 km bridge. Here you can visit the Niemeyer Way, multiple works by the architect Oscar Niemeyer. Also, you’ll be closer to Brazilian political history due to Fortaleza de Santa Cruz. Parque da Cidade is a big nature reserve, perfect for those who love the ecotourism.
Awarded with one of the best climates in the country, Búzios is a city with a lot of activity. Besides the beautiful beaches, to really get to know this little piece of heaven, you have to walk. The Orla Bardot, the Rue de Pedras and the churches on the shore of the sea are just some of the most emblematic sites.
Angra dos Reis is a wonderful environment of abundant tropical vegetation, warm climate, and beautiful beaches. Of all its islets, the best known is Ilha Grande, the paradisiacal wonder of Brazil. For art lovers, this city is full of beautiful churches and the magnificent Chafariz da Carioca, a set of fountains.