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Things to do in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup

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What better way to view the world’s biggest men’s football tournament than from the seats of the very stadium in which it’s being held? If you are one of the thousands planning a trip to Brazil’s exotic and wild Rio de Janeiro for the FIFA World Cup this June, it’s likely you’re there to score the best seats in the house to watch the game.

Despite the excitement of this huge sporting event, Rio de Janeiro is a city that has far more than just football to offer. Here’s our pick of what can’t be missed while you’re there:

Let your hair down at a nightclub

If there’s anything Rio is renowned for, it’s its electric nightlife. After the games are over for the day, dance the night away at one of the many beach bars or wild nightclubs. Couples will love trying out the energetic Brazilian samba with the locals.

Taste test a Brazilian cocktail

While you’re partying, get a taste of Rio’s culture by trying Brazil’s iconic cocktail, the caipirinha. Made using Brazilian cachaca rum, punchy lime and a dash of raw sugar, this famous drink is filled with history as well as delicious ingredients.

Ride the Sugarloaf Mountain cable car

Get the best views of the city by taking a ride on the Sugarloaf Mountain cable car. Offering 360 degree views of Rio’s beaches and gorgeous Sugarloaf Mountain, this safe and relaxing ride is not to be missed.

Admire Christ the Redeemer

No trip to Rio de Janeiro would be complete without viewing this iconic statue. Standing tall and overlooking the city, Christ the Redeemer is truly magnificent – it was even voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

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