Rio de Janeiro is a vibrant and welcoming city for its colonization and influence of different native and European immigrants, who have left their indelible mark on gastronomy, music and architecture. Visiting Rio is to be dazzled with unparalleled beauty in perfect harmony with nature, research centers and universities.
Known as the “Marvelous City”, Rio de Janeiro offers attractions that have rendered the city its international fame. Beautiful nature with the largest urban forest in the world, 2 bays, lagoons, 90 Km of beaches and mountains. One of the main cultural capitals of Brazil - museums, cultural centers, historical buildings, musical events, movies, theatres. Great choice of restaurants, shopping malls, tourist sights.
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From Galeão International Airport to FGV
We suggest to take a taxi or use the Uber app.
You can take a taxi at the exit of the terminal. Aerocoop/Aerotaxi company has a counter, the ride to Rio's main areas is about 60-120 reais, it can be payed by card at the counter or by cash to the driver.
If you prefer to ride with Uber, you need to follow the signs that start already in the baggage claim. Uber has a dedicated parking area.
Further information can be found here: https://www.riogaleao.com/passageiros/page/taxis-e-aplicativos
Get around in Rio de Janeiro
Rio has an efficient metro system https://www.metrorio.com.br/ that links all the main neighborhoods of the city. Each ride costs 6.50 reais. It can be paid by contactless VISA credit/debit card, or you can buy tickets at the counters in the metro stations.
Taxis are also safe and not expensive. There are apps that can be used for taxis as Taxi99.
Uber is a valid and safe alternative.