When the 2016 Olympic Games kick off in a couple of weeks, they will play out against the backdrop of the spectacular scenery of Rio de Janeiro.
About half a million people will fly into the city from across the globe for the Games, and they’ll get to explore Rio’s vibrant urban life and landscapes, too.
Along with the downtown neighborhoods, historic landmarks and museums, visitors to the city can hunt for gorgeous views of the beaches, mountains, and rainforests.
Here are some of the city’s must-sees, according to the locals.
Sugarloaf Cable Car