Top 10 Best Places to Take a Selfie in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

If you ever find yourself in Rio de Janeiro, you will want to know what are the best places to take a selfie in Rio. These spots feature scenic views and memorable shots. Add these places to your sight-seeing plans. Here are some Amazing places to take a perfect selfie in Rio de Janeiro

1) Cristo Redentor

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Best place to take a selfie in Rio, at Christ the Redeemer.

Christ the Redeemer, the greatest symbol of Rio and not by chance elected one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a voting organized by the Swiss New 7 Wonders Foundation, in 2007, is a privileged place for lovers of photography. This is our number 1 pick for the best places to take a selfie in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Here is a map for you.

2) Mirante Dois Irmãos

Best Places for a Selfie in Rio de Janeiro

Mirante Dois Irmãos, Best Places for a Selfie in Rio de Janeiro

The Morro Dois Irmãos is located in Vidigal, in the South Zone, separating the neighborhoods of Leblon and São Conrado. The view from the lookout is spectacular and from there you can see the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas and its heart shape, the beaches of Leblon and Ipanema, the Cagarras Islands, Pedra da Gávea, and Niterói. This is our number 2 pick for the best places to take a selfie in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Here is a map for you.

3) Vista Chinesa

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Vista Chinesa, Best Places to Take a Selfie

One of the most beautiful viewpoints of the city, the Vista Chinesa offers a different angle, with the Sugar Loaf and Christ The Redeemer seen from the side. Located in Alto da Boa Vista, it is a great place to make a selfie. This is our number 3 pick for the best places to take a selfie in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Here is a map to this destination.

4) Pedra do Arpoador

Best place for selfie in Rio de Janeiro

Best place for selfie in Rio de Janeiro


The site allows you to enjoy one of the finest sunsets in the city and also the views of Ipanema, Leblon and the Morro Dois Irmãos. This is our number 4 pick for the best places to take a selfie in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Here is the location map.

5) Parque da Cidade

The Parque da Cidade located at the top of Morro da Viração in São Francisco, in the city of Niterói, was inaugurated on 21 September 1976. The location of the viewpoint, one can have a panoramic view of Piratininga and Itaipu ponds ; and beaches of the region, and the Guanabara Bay with the city of Rio de Janeiro in the background. This is our number 5 pick for the best places to take a selfie in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Here is a google map to this place.

6) Pedra Bonita

Making a selfie in Pedra Bonita also requires a little more willingness and fitness, since it is only possible to arrive on the site by a trail. However, walking is relatively easy, and despite being a bit steep, it can be done without great difficulty by anyone. From the site, one can see the West Zone, much of the South Zone, the Tijuca Forest and the Pedra da Gávea. This is our number 6 pick for the best places to take a selfie in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

7) Pão de Açúcar

The hill of the Sugar Loaf, one of the main sights of the city, is also a good option to make a selfie. This is because of the location, 396 meters high, where you can have one of the most beautiful views of the city. This is our number 7 pick for the best places to take a selfie in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

8) Igreja da Penha

The Church of Our Lady of Penha de France, known as Igreja da Penha, is a traditional Catholic shrine located in the Complexo da Penha. From the church, built on top of a stone and a staircase of 382 steps, you can have a complete picture of the North Zone of Rio. This is our number 8 pick for the best places to take a selfie in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

9) Parque das Ruínas

From Parque das Ruínas, located at the top of Santa Teresa, one can see the Lapa Arches in the city center and part of the waterfront, from Santos Dumont Airport to Urca. This is our number 9 pick for the best places to take a selfie in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

10) Mirante do Pasmado

In Mirante do Pasmado, in Botafogo, Morro da Urca and the Guanabara Bay jump in front of the eyes of visitors, who can enjoy the amazing views in order to make selfies. This is our number 10 pick for the best places to take a selfie in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.