A glass-walled cable car descends Rio's Sugarloaf Mountain at sunset, travelling towards a rocky, forested hill. The city of Rio is visible in the background, surrounded by mountains.

Discover Rio de Janeiro

There’s more to Rio de Janeiro than Web Summit Rio, from top-class restaurants and not-to-be-missed sights to hidden gems in a city famed for its breathtaking landscapes.

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A macaw perches on a rock in the foreground. Rio's rocky, forested Sugarloaf Mountain is visible in the background, surrounded by water.

Come for Web Summit Rio. Stay for the Cidade Maravilhosa.

Explore Rio de Janeiro from the top of Corcovado Mountain to the white, sandy beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema


A statue of a male figure with arms outstretched – Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue – stands on top of a rocky outcrop, facing away from the camera. In the background are the rocky Sugarloaf Mountain and a bay lined by skyscrapers.



Forested mountains, iconic stairways, football paradise – and Christ the Redeemer overlooking it all… There’s plenty here to explore, and you won’t want to miss a thing.


Discover Rio’s must-see sights

Hidden gems

An old stone building sits at the bottom of a rocky cliff. The building, which is surrounded by leafy trees, overlooks a set of stone stairs leading down to a well-kept lawn with a fountain.



Rio is a busy city. Find some quieter moments in gorgeous libraries, futuristic museums, cultural centers, and parks off the beaten track.

Discover Rio beyond the crowds


Aprazível restaurant, Santa Teresa



Brazils gastronomy has been influenced by an influx of tastes from different nations and ethnicities. It’s consistently enriched by local, fresh and colorful fruit and vegetables.

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A person walks by a store front. Over the door, a sign reads 'Bossa Nova' and another reads 'Toca do Vinicius'. The store appears to sell books and CDs.



Rio may be known for its beachwear, but there’s more to the city than that. From high-end fashion to bohemian threads, and from major shopping centers to boutique stores, Rio has it all.

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A beach with people lying in small groups on the sand. It's bright, and the palm trees in the foreground are casting shadows. A small wave ripples the sea. There are mountains in the background.



You cant visit the Cidade Maravilhosa – the Wonderful City – without making a pilgrimage to the famed Copacabana beach, or to the spot that inspired The Girl from Ipanema…

Discover Rio’s iconic beaches


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Book a hotel for your time at Web Summit Rio. We’ve partnered with bnetwork to get you the best rates available in Rio de Janeiro.

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Aerial view of a beach where it meets a tiled walkway. There are clusters of beach umbrellas dotted around the sand.
The famous Copacabana beach. Image: Rafael Catarcione/Riotur
A concrete pier ends in a small square. The pier is built on top of a mound of rocks. It's surrounded by water that is frothing against the rocks.
Quebra Mar, Barra da Tijuca. Image: Rafael Catarcione/Riotur