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Rio de Janeiro for free

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Rio de Janeiro for free
The best of Rio can be seen and experienced for little or no drain on the wallet. This list provides options for parks, beaches, a museum, and a street market.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Hippie Fair Crafts Market
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Hippie Fair Crafts Market

A hippie hangout in the 1960s, this Sunday market in Ipanema is an entertaining place to browse for arts and crafts, as well as to people watch (at Praca General Osario, 8am-6pm, Sundays).

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Tijuca National Park
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Tijuca National Park

You’ll find historical spots, spectacular views, a beautiful waterfall, a small chapel and unusual trees in this dense, tropical national park, probably best explored by jeep tour.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Rodrigo de Freitas Lake
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Rodrigo de Freitas Lake

Primarily a recreation area for Cariocas, the 5-mile pathway circling the lake is popular for walkers, skaters, and cyclists. In the evening there may be live music, and kiosks serving drinks and food.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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H.Stern Workshop Tour
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H.Stern Workshop Tour

H.Stern’s World Headquarters are a complex like no other. They were built to house not only an industry but everything connected with the jeweler’s art. As you take the H.Stern gemological tour, you will see how jewelry is made – from the rough stone to the ready to wear jewel. Discover the beauty of gemstones, Brazil’s cultural riches, and admire the magnificence of our exclusive... More

H.Stern’s World Headquarters are a complex like no other. They were built to house not only an industry but everything connected with the jeweler’s art. As you take the H.Stern gemological tour, you will see how jewelry is made – from the rough stone to the ready to wear jewel. Discover the beauty of gemstones, Brazil’s cultural riches, and admire the magnificence of our exclusive collections.- Goldsmith- Gemstone cutting- Gemological museum- Design- Workshop Tour- Complimentary Transportation Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Copacabana Beach
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Copacabana Beach

For sunning, relaxing and people watching, join the thousands who flock each year to this lively, world-famous beach lined with shops, bars, restaurants and hotels.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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