By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The cityscape of Rio de Janeiro is truly like no other, with its mixture of concrete high-rises, colonial mansions and favela communities woven between the mountains, rainforest and beach. Luckily there are plenty of vantage points that don’t involve a hike and do involve an ice-cold beer or well-mixed cocktail. Here are some of the best bars with a view in the Cidade Maravilhosa.

“There are no better panoramic views than at Bar da Laje at the very top of Vidigal.” comments Anna Whyte, Australian-American NGO . . .

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