Besides the most famous attractions, like Christ the Redeemer, the art deco statue of Jesus Christ and the Sugarloaf Mountain, a mountain range, the city has also many nature, adventure, religious, historic and cultural tours, such as walks in the Botanical Garden and rides in the Santa Teresa Tram, visitations to the Metropolitan Cathedral and to the Museum of Modern Art, and the possibility of taking off from Pedra Bonita’s ramp and flying over the city.
Sports are also an important feature of the cariocas’ culture (those who are born in the city). Its 90 km of beaches are spot to play volleyball, soccer and footvolley. Rio is the largest urban climbing center, presenting all levels of difficulty mountain climbing, such as Pedra da Gavea and Bico do Papagaio.
At Tijuca National Park, the world’s largest urban forest, people are always going for walks and practicing other sports, such as climbing and free flights. The park, besides preserving the remaining Atlantic Forest, protects springs and basins of rivers like Carioca and Maracanã, which supply part of the city.