Handy Info Rio de Janeiro

Just some general information about Rio de Janeiro that is handy to know!

Choose a category you would like to know more about..

General information about Rio de Janeiro

Currency:                                                                   By Reales Brasileros (R$)
Country code (phone):                                            +55
City code (phone):                                                   +0055
In case of emergency (phone number):               102
Electricity:                                                                 110-220 volt

Typical of Rio de Janeiro
– Carnaval
– Soccer
– Beaches
– Cristo Redentor
– Favelas

ATM services in Rio de Janeiro 

Rio banking agencies provide care to the public from Monday through Friday from 10:00 till 16:00. Before traveling, the foreign tourist must be certified for acceptance of credit cards and debit cards in Brazil.

Electronic self-service machines (ATMs ) are located in various public places , some working 24 hours a day in real retreat for many popular cards. To make money with a foreign card, look for ATMs with flags mark the main card , as the adjacent image .


Safety in Rio de Janeiro

There are many stories about the safety of Rio de Janeiro. Rest assured, because Rio de Janeiro is a great city for a few days. Around Copacabana and Ipanema are relatively safe by the presence of the security police. The favelas, the slums, are far away from the tourist destinations. You should avoid these.


Post office services in Rio de Janeiro 

Brazilian postal services meet all international standards and there are many post offices around the city. The vast majority work in the business hours with some variations. A few agencies operate outside these hours , until about 20 hours or on Saturday mornings . Except agency Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport , that one isn’t open on Sundays . Most hotels offer postal service for letters and packages for guests , plus packing service .

Public holidays of Rio de Janeiro

Most shops and banks closed on public holidays. The public holidays of Rio de Janeiro are:

Date Holiday
01.01.xxxx           New Year’s Day
08.02.xxxx Carnaval
09.02.xxxx Carnaval
25.03.xxxx Easter Friday  
27.03.xxxx Easter
01.05.xxxx Work Day  
08.05.xxxx Mother Day
26.05.xxxx Corpus Cristi
07.09.xxxx   Independence Day
15.11.xxxx   Proclamation Day 
25.12.xxxx Natal
31.12.xxxx New Year’s Eve

How late do the stores open and close

In Rio de Janeiro, the stores are open from 9am to 18pm on Monday to Friday.

On Saturday, the stores are usually open until 13h, but in some tourist areas, they stay open during the afternoon.

The shopping centers/malls (shopping centers) are open from 10h to 22h, Monday to Friday and from 15h to 14h or 22h, on Sundays .

How late do the stores open and close

– On Monday the stores open later then usual. The stores are open from 13:00-18:00.
– Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday are the stores open from 09:00-18:00.
– On Thursday there is a late shopping night in The Netherlands, stores are open from  09:00-21:00
– Sunday the stores are open from 12:00-17:00 (the Nieuwendijk, the Kalverstraat, and the 9 streets, others are closed)