Rio De Janeiro
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Fast Facts about Rio De Janeiro
Currency: Brazilian Real
Approximate Distance from Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport to city centre: 20km
Local cuisine: Food is a treasured part of life in Rio. You can’t miss a churrascaria (traditional barbecue restaurant) experience, offered as a set menu of the perfectly char-grilled, all-you-can-eat meat. Other traditional delicacies include: Feijoada (Stewed beans in a pork or beef gravy, accompanied by yellow potatoes, crunchy pork cracklings and fresh shredded kale), Tapioca (a mixture of cassava flour and shredded coconut, fried into a kind of crepe) and Pastels (a steaming hot pastry pocket filled with meat or cheese).
Known for: Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, Carnival, samba, bossa nova, and balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon.
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