RioStar: A look at Rio de Janeiro from another angleNalynn Dolan Caine ▼ | December 9, 2019
Brazil's most popular tourist destination Rio de Janeiro has just got its new toy, RioStar.
Latin America Rio opens largest ferris wheel in Latin America
For the construction of Rio Star 600 tons of steel imported from China were used - 6 tons were just screws.
The 88-meter-tall Rio Star is located near the city's aquarium and two new museums, in a port district neighborhood renovated for the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.
From the top of the Rio Star, tourists can enjoy views of most of the city's famous landmarks, including the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, the Sambadrome and the Maracana stadium.
There are 54 cabins on the ferris wheel, each with a capacity for six people. All cabins are wheelchair accessible and pet-friendly. The ride takes 18-20 minutes, and all cabins are fitted with air conditioning. Ferris wheel closes in case of winds above 54 km/h.
It is possible to book a cabin just for you and even decorate and bring drinks and food. Cool way to surprise the loved one!
In this initial phase, the ticket costs $49 over the internet and $59 at the box office. The entry remains valid for seven days and can be used only once. ■