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Brazil sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

A country of colourful carnivals and festivals, Brazil attracts guests not only because of its fantastic celebrations, but also with its numerous places of interest. The capital of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, remains the most visited city of the country. Without a doubt, Rio is internationally known by its symbol – the Statue of Christ the Redeemer that is located on the top of Corcovado Mountain. The statue is a part of National Park that occupies a plot of land of more than 3 thousand hectares. There are more than ten interesting museums in Rio de Janeiro. Tourists are recommended to visit the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Indians, the National Museum of Fine Arts, Ethnographic Museum, the Museums of History and Art, the Museum of Stones and the Museum of Republic. Guanabara Bay is considered the most beautiful place of the capital and features fantastic views.
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There is a small town of Buzios not far away from Rio. The town is mostly famous for its secluded bays, cosy parks and beautiful botanic gardens.

Football fans simply cannot leave Brazil without visiting Sao Paulo. This is where the legendary stadium Pacaembu is located. The “king of football” Pele played at this stadium. Many people call Sao Paulo a “miniature Chicago” because of numerous skyscrapers and buildings with glass walls. Many of these high rise buildings have observation decks installed on top floors.
The city of Brasilia is home to numerous landmarks. Sometimes the city itself is called a unique architecture project. From a bird’s eye view the shape of the city resembles an airplane. Every part of the “airplane” has its specific purpose – wings are residential quarters, administrative and cultural centres are the body. There is a large botanic garden in Brasilia, and tourists with kids are recommended to visit the local zoo. Finally, fans of architecture places of interest will like an excursion to Metropolitana Cathedral. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Amazonia is the most mysterious and picturesque region of the country. This part of Brazil is rich in dense tropical forests, fast rivers and crystal clean lakes. Amazonia is often called “the lungs of the world” – there are simply no so many trees and plants anywhere else in the world. During many years of work, scientists have managed to detect and explore only a third of all plants that grow in Amazonia.
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Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks in Brazil
♥   World Heritage Site 'Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks' . On the map   Photos
♥   World Heritage Site 'Iguaçu National Park' . On the map   Photos
♥   Park 'Parque Estadual Da Ilha Do Cardoso' . On the map   Photos
♥   Park 'Parque Estadual De Ilhabela' . On the map   Photos
♥   Park 'Parque Estadual Acarai' . On the map   Photos
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin restaurants in Brazil
♥   Restaurant 'Baby Beef Rubaiyat - Itaim Bibi' São Paulo. Type - meats and grills. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Baby Beef Rubaiyat - Jardins' São Paulo. Type - meats and grills. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Barbacoa' São Paulo. Type - meats and grills. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Bazzar' Rio de Janeiro. Type - modern. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Bistrô Charlô' São Paulo. Type - international. On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Remaining castles and fortresses of Brazil
♥   Castle 'Castelo Garcia d’Ávila' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Castelo João Capão' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Castelo Mourisco' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Castelo Simões Lopes' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Castelo de Araras' . On the map   Photos
Map of all palaces
Palaces in Brazil open for public
♥   Palace 'Palácio Araribóia' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Palácio Brocoió' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Palácio Campo das Princesas' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Palácio Farroupilha' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Palácio Grão Pará' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Brazil from our review series

Goncalo de Carvalho Street

From the series “Top 13 most fantastic and colorful streets and quarters”
In the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre there is an amazing street Goncalo de Carvalho. Its length is 500 meters. Both sides of the street are decorated with tall trees, crowns of which merge to form an incredibly beautiful natural arch. If you look at this street from a bird's-eye view, it will seem that instead of the busy highway a carpet of green leaves lies there. Huge Tipuana trees were planted along the road more than 80 years ago. Over the decades, they have grown to an impressive size. Closely intertwined branches form a natural canopy over one of the most bustling and busy city streets.

Today, an amazing street Goncalo de Carvalho is a landmark of national importance. In 2005, it was threatened with destruction. It was decided to build a shopping center not far from the street. … Read all

Serra da Capivara National Park

From the series “Famous UNESCO Sites in South America”
The world famous Serra da Capivara National Park is in the northeastern part of Brazil. The place is famous not only for its natural attractions, but also for priceless monuments of rock art. The first archaeologist who explored these amazing places, was Nede Gideon. After his discovery, the amazing park was recognized as a World Heritage Site. The area of Serra da Capivara is more than 1 200 square km. Since the first archaeological expeditions, research doesn't stop here.

The park can be safely called a true open-air exhibition of the rock art. Some of the rock paintings discovered here were made more than 10 000 years ago. Most drawings depict scenes of hunting. There are also drawings dedicated to the life of local residents and housekeeping. The ancient drawings have another … Read all

Santuario de Bom Jesus de Matosinhos

From the series “Famous UNESCO Sites in South America”
The church complex called Bom Jesus de Matosinhos is situated in the Brazilian city of Congonhas. The sight was built in the 18th century. That's the striking architectural monument in the Baroque style. The white church is characterized by marvelous interiors. Numerous pristine decorations, including beautiful sculptures inspired by biblical motifs, have survived within its walls. The beautiful church was built by the famous architect Francisco Lima Cerqueira. The construction was completed in 1773.

Since its opening, the church has been striking with a number of unique architectural features that have been quite untypical for those times. Elaborately carved soapstone was used to decorate the facade of the church and some parts of its interior. Some fragments of these carvings have … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Brazil

Sao Paulo
Modern Sao Paulo is the industrial metropolis of skyscrapers that reminds of the old Chicago. However, despite numerous grey buildings you can always find seclusion in Sao Paulo if you visit the magnificent Ibirapuera Park or enjoy planted green areas Alameda Santos and Morumbi. You will feel the true spirit of history if you visit the City Museum of Art, which presents the history of art in its chronological order, including a Roman marble statue created in the II century BC. Here you will … Read more
Rio de Janeiro
Santa Teresa District. The district of Santa Theresa is located outside the center of Rio on several cool hills. This is an old colonial quarter, a bohemian place, a haven for artists and intellectuals. You can easily spend a night or more here, staying in one of numerous hotels and hostels opened in historic buildings. In the evening, the main square of the quarter Largo do Guimaraes is filled with music and fun. It is also not difficult to reach Santa Teresa Square from the center by a … Read more
Fortaleza
Dragao do Mar is the cultural district of the city. You will also find several popular museums here. We simply cannot fail to mention Memorial Museum of Art and Culture that stands out from all cultural facilities of the city. You will also find a theater and a planetarium near it. The fans of active rest will also not get bored here - Dragao do Mar is the location of several large amusement parks, entertainment complexes and playgrounds. The center of the city is mostly notable for its old … Read more
Brasilia
Fans of exciting excursions are advised to visit the museum with original name "Princess House". The museum is held in a beautiful colonial building, which was built in the 18th century, within its walls is assembled a very multi-faceted and interesting collection of exhibits. All of them are dedicated to life and culture of the 18th century, one of the most unusual exhibits are considered to be the instruments of torture that were used in the colonial era.  The city has many interesting … Read more
Santos
Santos is known for its beautiful, rich and fertile terrain, on which is grown one of the best sorts of coffee – Bourbon. This coffee has a sophisticated bitter-sweet, slightly buttery flavor with a slight acidity, which is not found in the ordinary Santos. The city is cut by small bays, but the length of the beach surrounding the city is striking with its length. Santos offers visitors a wide range of things to do and things to see. The city features a large number of interesting museums: … Read more
Ilha Grande
The capital town of the island is Abrar. There are at least one hundred homes on its territory. The city hosts the colorful music festivals one after another, so it will be interesting to visit at any time of year. Castelhanos Lighthouse, which is surrounded on all sides by lush thickets of trees, is among the amazing architectural landmarks. It’s interesting to explore Dois Rios village, which is located on the territory of one of the most picturesque island beaches. Here you can admire a … Read more

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