Rio de janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is located southeast of Brazil and is the capital. It is considered the second largest industrial center of Brazil and an important administrative, transportation, commercial and cultural centre of the country. The city ranks among the hottest spot destinations with an excellent geographic location, rhythmic dancing Samba ,famous beaches, famous landmarks carnivals that their pictures have made the round the world, roads which have been run-in with mosaic, famous nightlife, relaxed lifestyle and inhabitants full of temperament. But it is also a city full of contrasts, next to the luxury hotels and the beach with endless mirth, lies another image. The 1/3 of the city's population lives in areas around the hills and beaches, with shacks out of red bricks, the so-called favelas, a life full of misery and conflict. The pieces of the city complement each other and create the image of a fascinating corner of the planet.

Historical Sights

The statue of Christ the Redeemer: At the top Corcovado Hill, at a height of 400 meters, stands the statue of Christ the Redeemer, who has his hands open and welcomes the world looking to the city. The magnificent art deco style sculpture features 38 meters high, weighs 1,145 tons and it took 5 years to complete the construction. The giant statue of Christ is considered a symbol of the city and is visible from every corner of Brazil, after rises over bays, beaches and skyscrapers and is the most famous and recognisable attraction, not only for the country but also for the entire planet.

Copacabana beach: Copacabana is the most famous beach in Brazil, with 4.5 km length, which has evolved from a small fishing village, in a tropical paradise. The famous bustling Beach features a whimsical white-black marble walkway for strolling, Palm velvety white sand, the world enjoying the Sun and sea and many happenings with undiminished enthusiasm.

Maracana Football Stadium: Even if you aren't into the most celebrated sport on the planet, the giant Maracana Stadium impose a visit. Football is practically a religion in Brazil and is an experience if there is a game going on. The stadium can accommodate up to 103,000 spectators and features a famous sports Museum, with photos, cups, uniforms of the great footballers of Brazil and many other.

Church of our Lady of Candelaria: Latin Church is the tallest building of the city and is crafted with fine examples of Baroque, Renaissance and neoclassical design. The Church has a great dome, Tower, Windows of dark granite and richly decorated interior.

Tijuca National Park is the largest urban park in the world, with an area of 120 square kilometers, where you can explore and enjoy endless hours of relaxation and rejuvenation in nature. Inside the Park you will find great biodiversity in flora and fauna, picnic areas, places for hiking, waterfalls, wildlife and panoramic views from the top.

The Rio Carnival is a pagan celebration a spectacular event, where crowds of people dancing in the streets and singing and is released completely. The streets are filled with people more fun, amazing costumes, magnificent floats and shapely women and men swaying to dance the Samba. The annual Carnival lasts 4 days and 4 nights, culminating in the parade of Samba schools.

Museums

Museum of national history: The Museum is housed in a colonial Armory dating from 1764 and includes collections of 250,000 historic relics relating to the history of Brazil, as Royal carriages, objects from the Imperial days and much more.

Palacio do Catete Palace was  for the period 1894-1960 the Presidential Palace of Brazil and currently hosts on the premises of the Museu da Republica and alternating exhibitions on the cultural heritage of Brazil. It is a beautiful Palace that sits in front of a garden overlooking the Lake, while in the wider area there is a cave and a gazebo. Is considered a prime example of neoclassical architecture, with rich elaborate interior decoration, a magnificent library, rare artifacts, documents and period furniture. From the tour on the premises of the Palace you can see the renovated Getullio bedroom of President Vargas who committed suicide in 1954.

National Museum of fine arts: The Museum is housed in an impressive neoclassical building and presents over 16,000 works of art of famous artists in Brazil and other visual artists. Its collections also include works by European painters, Brazilian folk art works, traditional West African art, such as textiles, wood carvings and many others.

Transportation

Rio de Janeiro has organized public transport services by bus, subway, ferry and taxi services.

Hotels

Around the city you'll find surprisingly hotels, most on the sea with panoramic views and unique amenities for a comfortable and pleasant stay. Select the services you want and the amount of money that you have.

Enjoy

In Rio de Janeiro the entertainment options and activities are numerous, since this is a city that never sleeps. Visit the city's Municipal Theater, the amazing monasteries, lakes and pieces of land in the foothills of the mountains that offer magnificent views. The beaches of Rio are the most interesting part of the city, where you can enjoy endless hours from morning till night. Visit the exotic Rio's Botanical Garden with tropical plants, collections of orchids, water lilies and enjoy hours of peace and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of the city in an amazing place, a leisure and space research center.Around Rio and beaches you will find beautiful bar and great clubs with an appetite for spree until the early morning hours, unique musical choices and world with undiminished enthusiasm.

Flavors

Rio offers excellent local cuisine and international flavours in the luxurious restaurants of hotels. Throughout most of the city you will find fine restaurants with very fine cuisine, while in the hotels of the beach you will enjoy excellent dishes with seafood, kaboyrosoypa and garidokroketes. The traditional specialities of the city is the pan fried chicken with coconut or cheese, meat with beans and rice and wild boar. Don't forget to try their unique fresh juices from sugar cane and coconut with or without alcohol. The entire length of the beach you will find peddlers with traditional flavors.

Shopping Guide

To outdoor bazaars that erected the islet of Avenida Atlantica, you will find excellent local products, fresh fruits and vegetables, colorful pareos and unique souvenirs. Particular species you will find at luxury hotels with famous boutiques. In the city you will find many beautiful shops with traditional species but also imported.

 

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