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Shop, sunbathe and hike in Rio de Janeiro

Make time during your stay at Radisson Hotel Barra to experience the best Rio de Janeiro has to offer. This bustling port city on the Atlantic offers a wealth of fun things to do, such as shopping at the Downtown entertainment complex or sunbathing at Barra da Tijuca beach, both just minutes from the hotel. You can visit the bars, beaches and restaurants within walking distance or travel 16 miles to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado. Stroll through the rainforest plants and trees at Botanical Garden, ride the cable cars at Sugarloaf Mountain, or enjoy a hike to the giant stone at Pedra da Gávea for amazing views of Rio de Janeiro.


  • Downtown (1.5 miles)
    This outdoor shopping complex offers a throng of retail stores and restaurants. You can also take in a movie at the on-site theater.
    Phone: +55 (21) 2494-7072
  • Città America (1.6 miles)
    Browse three floors of stores and restaurants at this shopping center, which also features water fountains and lakes.
    Phone: +55 (21) 2132-7777
  • VillageMall (2.4 miles)
    Shop for the most sophisticated international brands, have dinner or catch the latest blockbuster at the upscale Village Mall.
    Phone: +55 (21) 3003-4177
  • BarraShopping (2.7 miles)
    You can shop, dine, see a movie and bowl at this multi-story mall.
    Phone: +55 (21) 3089-1000


  • Barra da Tijuca beach (0.6 miles)
    The beautiful green water of Barra da Tijuca beach is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. If you’re feeling adventurous, give kitesurfing a try or rent a bike to cruise along the path beside the sand.
  • Pepe Beach (1.2 miles)
    Spend a full day at this nearby beach, popular for shopping, dining, surfing and sunbathing, and dotted with beach bars featuring DJs. Watch kitesurfers and paragliders, or attempt these adrenaline-boosting activities yourself.
  • Copacabana Beach and Fort (10 miles)
    Work on your tan within view of the majestic Sugarloaf Mountain at this vibrant beach, and then head south to Copacabana Fort for a tour of the historic military structure.

Natural wonders and landmarks:

  • Bosque da Barra Municipal Nature Park (3 miles)
    Pack a picnic and head to this park, where you can find numerous trails with views of the city. Be on the lookout for birds, monkeys and other wildlife during your hike.
    Phone: +55 (21) 3325-0302
  • Barra Olympic Park (8 miles)
    Having hosted the 2016 Summer Olympics and 2016 Paralympics, this park is now home to nine sporting venues and the site of the Olympic Training Center.
  • Chico Mendes Municipal Nature Park (11 miles)
    Enjoy a quiet stroll through this family-friendly park that offers plenty of pathways, a playground and opportunities to observe wildlife.
    Phone: +55 (21) 2437-6400
  • Christ the Redeemer (16 miles)
    Take the scenic train ride to reach this iconic 99-foot landmark overlooking Rio de Janeiro. The Art Deco-style statue, considered one of the new seven wonders of the world, sits atop Mount Corcovado.
  • Pedra da Gávea (22 miles)
    Rising above the Tijuca Forest, this mountain of granite and gneiss offers experienced hikers a tour that includes amazing ocean and city views at the summit.

Tours and excursions:

  • Botanical Garden (9 miles)
    The highlight of this popular attraction is a pair of 800-yard-long rows of towering royal palm trees that overlook the avenue. During your visit, be sure to check out the orchid house and Japanese garden.
    Phone: +55 (21) 3874-1808
  • Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon (10 miles)
    Head to this picturesque lagoon to hear live music and to walk or bike the five-mile path that circles the water.
  • Sugarloaf Mountain (14 miles)
    For a bird’s-eye view of Guanabara Bay and Rio, travel to Sugarloaf Mountain, where you can ride in one of two cable cars to the top. Grab a beer at the summit and watch the sunset.

Arts and culture:

  • Football Museum (3 miles)
    Soccer lovers won’t want to miss a stop at this museum that pays tribute to all things football. See Brazil’s five World Cups and an amazing collection of other trophies.
    Phone: +55 (21) 3572-1963
  • Municipal Theater (16 miles)
    See performances by regional choirs, the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra and the Brazilian Ballet at this opera house that features eclectic architecture inside and out.
    Phone: +55 (21) 2332-9191