With just days to go before the Olympic Games start, Rio de Janeiro is making the final preparations before it hosts the biggest multi-sport event in the world. One million tourists are expected to arrive in Rio for the Olympic Games, half from other regions in Brazil and half from abroad. There's much more than just sport to keep the visitors occupied.

Attractions such as the Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugarloaf mountain are expected to soar in popularity during August and September. The beach is a way of life in Rio, where summer temperatures can surpass 40° celsius (104° fahrenheit). Ipanema and Copacabana offer an escape from the chaotic metropolis of six million people. IBTimes UK takes a look at some of the most beautiful sights the city has to offer:

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A man carries his bicycle as he leaves his house on Paqueta island in Guanabara BayRicardo Moraes/ Reuters
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Children play in the waters of Guanabara bay at Bica beachRicardo Moraes/ Reuters
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Aerial view of the Botafogo beachPaulo Whitaker/ Reuters
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Skyline of Rio De JaneiroMaxim Shemetov/ Reuters
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A woman walks with her dog on Paqueta island in the Guanabara BayRicardo Moraes/ Reuters
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Lavradio Street Antique FairiStock
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Theatro MunicipalHaakon S. Krohn
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Sugarloaf Mountain as seen from the Santa Teresa neighbourhoodRicardo Moraes/ Reuters
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Ipanema beachYasuyoshi Chiba/ AFP
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The Candelaria churchYasuyoshi Chiba/ AFP
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A bonde (tram) is seen on the Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches), an old aqueduct from the colonial eraRicardo Moraes/ Reuters
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The Estaiada da Barra BridgeYasuyoshi Chiba/ AFP
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Aerial view of a grafitti at the Olympic BoulevardYasuyoshi Chiba/ AFP
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Museum of Tomorrow at Maua square, which will be used as Olympic Boulevard during the 2016 Olympic GamesYasuyoshi Chiba/ AFP
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Christ the Redeemer statueMichael Heiman/ Getty Images