Commonly called “blessed by God” by locals, Rio de Janeiro is nestled between world famous beaches and beautiful mountains, and presided over by the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Its nickname of “Marvellous City” is easy to understand after seeing all this buzzing city has to offer. There are attractions that cater to any style - everything from visiting historical landmarks and important cultural centres to relaxing on the beach to enjoying the great nightlife scene. Neighbourhoods like Ipanema, Urca, Botafogo, Santa Teresa and Rio’s downtown will always have a way to surprise you. As a special treat, go to Arpoador to watch the sun set and take part in the local custom applauding the sun, thanking it for another stunning day in Rio de Janeiro.