With such a wealth of amazing things to do and see in Rio de Janeiro, it is perhaps unsurprising that her sister city is mostly ignored by tourists looking to enjoy the beaches and nightlife on offer.
Across Guanabara Bay, it is Niteroi however that has the ultimate view of Rio.
Beautiful views of Rio from across the bay
From here Copacabana curves away in the distance while Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer are framed against the beautiful blue sky. The green of the mountains coupled with the fluffy white clouds above, only adds to the mosaic of colours that make Rio such a delight to visit.
The sunsets are incredible
As the sun sets, a whole new palette of shades comes into play as the hills turn to purple silhouettes against the horizon and small dots of light frame the city against the darkness.