While Rio is famous for its unparalleled natural beauty, what’s less known is the passion with which locals and tourists celebrate the city year round—not just at Carnival and for global events like the 2016 Summer Olympics. “Carioca” is the term for Rio’s residents and way of life: enjoyment of sun and sand, samba dancing, and traditional meals of feijoada and barbecue.
Beyond the beach, the city is the site of important modernist architecture, old colonial history, nature preserves, and world-class landmarks. As any Carioca will tell you, "you must go to Rio." And when you’re in Rio, these are the key sites, views, and activities to enjoy.
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