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  Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is a city with a long and rich history. After a short period of French reign, the city was occupied by the Portuguese in 1567. Initially, the city grew very slowly, but then gold was found in Brazil. From 1763 to 1960, Rio de Janeiro was the capital of the country. However, in 1960 this title was given to Brasilia. In the end of the XIX century, thanks to mass immigration from...
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  Brasilia

This city can be easily called the example of modern architecture. Brasilia was built less than 40 years ago. Famous architect Lucio Costa has contributed much into the modern look of this place. If you look at Brasilia from high above, you will see the city’s shape reminds of an airplane. Some people say it looks like a bow with a tight feather. The parts of this city are divided into several...
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  Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo is the undercover capital of Brazil and its economic center. Originally the city was considered the territory and the home of the Indians, but after the depletion of land resources in Rio de Janeiro the population of this place began to grow. In the end of XVIII century the refugees from Italy and Japan started moving to Sao Paulo, creating plantations of coffee and cotton in the...
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  Santos

Santos is a beautiful Brazilian port city located in Baía de Todos os Santos. The land here is very fertile and the nature is beautiful, so the continent has quickly attracted European settlers. Indian tribes, which originally lived in this area, did not resist the emergence of newcomers and even contributed to the settlement and development of the town. Santos is known for its beautiful, rich...
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  Fortaleza

This is a modern resort town, which has managed to turn into a comfortable recreational area from a small fishing village within just several decades. The coastal part of the city has changed the most during this time. Here have been built new hotels and entertainment venues. Besides beaches that simply dive in the greenery of palm trees, Fortaleza offers to visitors a large selection of tours...
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Today Ilha Grande is a recognized tourist destination, but a few decades ago it was closed to travelers. There was a large prison, where dangerous criminals were imprisoned. There was the famous writer Grasilyano Ramos, who was convicted of political crimes, among them. The island began to develop actively only after the closure of the prison, so there are quite a bit of historical buildings...
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