Explore exciting things to do 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 the city’s 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.

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Barra da Tijuca Beach

0.52 mi / 0.84 km from the hotel
The beautiful, clear green water of Barra da Tijuca Beach is the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon. If you're feeling adventurous, give kitesurfing a try or rent a bike to cruise along the shore.

Barra Olympic Park

4.48 mi / 7.2 km from the hotel
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.


2.01 mi / 3.23 km from the hotel
You can shop, dine, see a movie, and bowl at this multi-story mall.

Bosque da Barra Municipal Nature Park

2.82 mi / 4.54 km from the hotel
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.

Chico Mendes Municipal Nature Park

9.26 mi / 14.9 km from the hotel
Enjoy a quiet stroll through this family-friendly park that offers plenty of pathways, a playground, and opportunities to observe wildlife.

Christ the Redeemer Statue

8.26 mi / 13.29 km from the hotel
Take the scenic train ride to reach this iconic landmark that stands 99 feet tall and overlooks Rio de Janeiro. Considered one of the seven wonders of the world, the art deco-style statue sits atop Mount Corcovado.