4 Curiosities about Rio de Janeiro’s Landmarks

It is likely that you have already heard about some tourist spots in Rio de Janeiro. Sugarloaf Mountain, Cristo Redentor, Arcos da Lapa and many others are incredible points that have several interesting curiosities, and that is what we are going to show you today.

1. CRISTO REDENTOR (REDEMPTIVE CHRIST)

Cristo Redentor: como visitar, ingressos e preços - 2021

The famous Christ the Redeemer is the symbol of postcards of the city of Rio, but did you know that this large statue is equivalent to a 35-story building? Its 38 meters and 635 tons are to impress all readers of visitors who pass through it daily. We can’t get even part of the real dimension through the photos.

2. ESTÁDIO DO MARACANÃ (MARACANÃ STADIUM)

What if I tell you that the first game we had in this big stadium was a small game, which we also call “Peladas”, among the stadium workers? It is not known what the final score was, but it is sensational to know that the ones who debuted this epic stadium were his own workers.

3. SAMBÓDROMO (SAMBODROME)  

Riotur/Divulgação

The samba catwalk was designed by the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer and opened in 1984. It has a capacity for 88,500 people and was built in 120 days. Pretty fast, right?

4. ARCOS DA LAPA  

Arcos da Lapa Rio de Janeiro - Descubra Tudo Sobre o Monumento

Few people know, but the lapa arches were initially built to transport water for three centuries.

The inauguration of this famous meeting point, not only for tourists but also for thousands of Cariocas, took place in 1950, and at the same time that the work stopped being an Aqueduct to become Arcos da Lapa.