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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
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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.

History and Entertainment

Little is known of the early history of Brazil. As archaeological researches have shown, the first settlements on its territory were formed in the 17th century BC. The discoverer of Brazil is famous Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral. His team boarded the coast in 1500. Only 33 years later, the period Portuguese colonization began. It had been lasting for over 500 years. The colonial country became a large slave trade center. New settlers used it to cultivate sugar cane and coffee plantations. The country gained independence from Portugal in 1822. Then, the country had been seeing a period of political conflicts and upheavals for over 150 years.
Sunny Brazil is famous for its fragrant cuisine. Brazilians love cooking and always do it with pleasure. Brazilian cuisine combines its own flavor …
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Brazil is famous for its breathtaking carnival that annually takes place in Rio de Janeiro. The main event of the carnival is a festive costume parade, for which the people in Rio prepare for a year. Each of the participants intend to impress everybody with the costume. The best dance and creative groups of the country take part in the carnival. In recent years, the carnival in Rio is organized for tourists. They can participate in interesting entertainments, as well as in food and cultural programs.
Brazil is a popular center of beach recreation. The most popular beaches of the country are also located in Rio de Janeiro. They are quite big, so even in the midst of the tourist season, you will not have problems with finding a comfortable place for your leisure. The beach of Copacabana located here is one of the longest in the world. It is covered with beautiful golden sand. The length of the unique beach is over 6 000 m. There are multiple hotels, shopping malls, restaurants and other entertainment venues.
Brazil owes its cultural diversity to the last three hundred years of immigration. Aspects of socialization of Brazilians from different social groups …
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You can diversify your vacation in Brazil with walking along local markets and shopping malls. One of the most popular products bought by shopping enthusiasts is Brazil coffee. They also buy beautiful items and accessories of gems made by local craftsmen. If you want to bring a more extraordinary souvenir, you should pay your attention to colorful hammocks that are one of the main national symbols. As for practical gifts, you can give your priority to items of natural leather of high quality.
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Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks of 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-starred 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
Castles 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
♥   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

Jardim Botanico de Curitiba

From the series “Glass Architecture - Impressive Villas and Buildings from Glass”
In Curitiba, Brazil has placed a wonderful Botanic Garden. It is decorated not only with exotic plants but also with a great glass greenhouse. Jardim Botanico de Curitiba was built in a French style in 1991. The park occupies 240 000 m² in area. There you can see as vivid flowerbeds, trees as marvellous fountains, waterfalls and man-made lakes.

The main point of interest of this garden is a greenhouse that was built in a modern style from metal and glass. It shelters in its interior, specimens of plants characteristic of tropical regions. The unusual pavilion resembles the mid-19th century Crystal Palace in London. Unfortunately, the original palace was burnt. The main greenhouse is 458 square meters. This wonderful building shows up in the background of the garden. It looks magnificent … Read all

Amazon Theatre

From the series “Famous Buildings of Renaissance Architecture”
In Manaus, in the heart of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, has located the Amazon Theatre. It is a regular place of the Amazonas Opera Festival. This theatre is famous not only for its musical events but also for its unique architectural style. The building has been lasting for 15 years and finally, the grand opening was in 1896.

The theatre was built by the famous Italian masters. That’s why there is no secret why the building in a tropical area is made in an Italian Renaissance style. Almost all materials were transported from Italia because only there it was possible to get rare marble. The building has an outstanding cupola. For its decoration, it was used about 36 000 colourful ceramic tiles. These decorative tiles were painted in Brazilian flag colours.

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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
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Brazil

The area of the Brazilian megalopolis was discovered by European naval explorers in 1609. Having stepped on this land, Europeans quickly noticed that this region is perfectly suitable for agriculture. The first settlement on the site of modern Maceio appeared soon after the discovery. Slowly, immigrants from different European countries started settling in Brazil. They were exploring wild areas, building new fazendas, and making plantations. Year after year, the settlement was developing … Read more
Balneario Camboriu
This is a relatively young settlement that was founded on July 20, 1964. Balneario Camboriu has become internationally renowned thanks to its unique night parties and gorgeous beaches. This is a favorite vacation destination for tourists of all ages. Is there something interesting about Balneario Camboriu? The leader in popularity is undoubted – the Laranjeiras Beach, which has become the town’s calling card. The beach occupies 8 kilometers of the coastal area. Visitors can sunbathe or … Read more
The Bandeirantes were the first settlers in the area. They settled here in attempts to find gold. In 1668, Gabriel Lara and seventeen colonists established a new settlement on the site of modern Curitiba. They called it Vila da Nossa Senhora da Luz dos Pinhais (Village of "Our Lady of the Light" of the Pines). Twenty-five years later, the area officially became a settlement at the end of March. This is how March 29 became the official birthday of Curitiba. The settlement was developing slowly … Read more
Joao Pessoa
The city was founded on August 5, 1585. Initially, Joao Pessoa had another name - Royal City of Our Lady of the Snows. Three years later, the city changed its name to Philipeia of Our Lady of the Snows in the name of Philip II who became a king at that time. Needless to say, the name was very long and this is the reason why many historic documents mention the short name of the settlement – Philipeia. In the mid-17th century, Dutch occupants invaded the city. They changed the city’s … Read more
Belo Horizonte
The history of Belo Horizonte started in 1701. Initially, there was a cattle farm on the site of the modern city. The area was developing quickly, and so new settlers started moving to this region. The peaceful and tranquil settlement was slowly growing in size. Everything was fine until the start of the rivalry between different regions of the country, which took place in 1893. For the country, this was a real threat of unrest in the state. In order to stop all tensions and arguments, the … Read more
Porto Alegre
The Tupi people were the first settlers on the Brazilian land that we currently know as the capital of the Rio Grande do Sul State. Men of this tribe were mostly engaged in hunting, and women were picking berries and vegetables. In 1494, the Treaty of Tordesillas divided the newly discovered land, and the region became a Portuguese territory. However, the land remained uninhabited for three centuries. The aboriginal tribes were hostile towards the foreign invaders. However, the armed groups of … Read more
Sao Paulo
The beautiful Cathedral of Sao Paulo remains an irreplaceable symbol of the city. It is one of the five largest Gothic cathedrals in the world. The very first church in its place was built more than 500 years ago. The cathedral itself was literally erected on its ruins. It has an incredible scale. The length of the building is 111 meters. Its hall can accommodate up to 8000 people at a time. Recently, a major reconstruction of the cathedral was completed, during which many original elements of … 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

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