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The countdown to the 2016 Summer Olympics has started and everyone’s eyes are officially on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And while you might not be lucky enough to attend the sporting event this Summer — accommodations have been booked for months! — seeing the gorgeous sights of Rio on your TV and Instagram are sure to give you an itch to visit the large South American city. If that’s the case and you’re ready to start planning your escape, keep reading to find out what you cannot miss on a visit to the former capital of Brazil.