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Things to Do When in Rio de Janeiro

Commonly referred to as Rio is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro. The city is the second largest city of Brazil as well as the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America. The city was founded in 1565, by the Portuguese and was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro of the Portuguese Empire. In fact, Rio de Janeiro is amongst the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere and is