Settled between the mountains and the sea, also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage City, Rio de Janerio is the second major city in Brazil and served as a capital from 1763 to 1960. City owes its reputation to captivating beaches, soaring mountains behind it and festivals taking place at various times. Population of Rio approaches to seven million, this number increases during the year due to visitors who choose to visit this alluring city before they die.
If you are one of these visitors, you might be confused about which airport you should land because three airport at different locations serves to Rio.
Also known as Galeão International Airport, airport handles 16 million passengers annually and beside public use, it also houses Brazilian Air Force. Untill the new terminal, which is currently known as Passenger Terminal 1, was opened in 1977, all flights had been receiving at the same terminal.
Airport’s passenger number was dropped after it lost being the major hub for Rio. Neverthless, it comprises two terminals which are connected to each other, T1 and T2. It is still undergoing some changes to update the facilities. More than seven VIP lounges render service to passengers and other ordinary facilities are provided in both terminals.
Airport bears Alberto Santos Dumont’s name, who once was a aviation pioneer in Brazil. It handles only Rio’s domestic air traffic, and also part of its general aviation and military operations.
Terminals are open-air and located on the waterfront. These separate terminal buildings are for arrivals and departures. Small selection of shops and dining area are available, only one VIP lounge serves to passengers. This small airport closes at 11 pm and reopens around 5 am.
Located near to Barra da Tijuca, airport is approximately 30 km away from the center of Rio de Janerio. Untill it has became an airfield for general aviation, it had been used as a base of the Brazilian Air Force.
But currently no flights are operating at this airport.
If it’s summertime, and you are in Rio, your first stop must be Copacabana Beach –or Ipanema Beach. Stunning confluence of land and sea lies for 4 km and offers so many outdoor activities. You might want to sunbath under Brazilian sun, or watch soccer players showing off their skills in the pearl-white sands. The beach is lit at night but it’s better not to walk there after sun goes down, staying near the liveliest places is wisest thing to do. For people who would like to see a panoramic view of the city, Pão de Açúcar is a must-visit but it’s better to perform your visit in the morning to avoid from crowds. Two-stage cabled car is 400 km above the Rio, and at the peak you are able to see whole city and its beauties. As an indoor activity, you can visit Museu Historico Nacional which displays historic relics from founding of Brazil to its early days or go directly to the Maracana Football Stadium for a football match which will make your Rio holiday count. With a guide, tours are available to see the behinds scenes of the stadium. Whatever you would like to do in a city, Rio welcomes you with lots of activities and sights.
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