Movie Capitals: On Location In… Rio de Janeiro
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One of the most famous cities in South America, Rio de Janeiro is unmistakable even to the novice traveller. Its unique skyline – with rustic neighbourhoods seeming to rub shoulders with more modern architecture, all backed by stunning forested mountains – makes it unlike any other location on the planet. Unsurprisingly, the city has drawn the interest of movie studios, who use aerial panoramas and shots of its iconic landmarks to signal that the heroes of the silver screen have arrived in an exotic location. From secret agents to street racers, mob bosses and even vampires, numerous iconic film characters have taken to the bustling streets of Rio. Here are some of the most famous sites that have hosted magical cinema moments, all of which you can see for yourself.