Traveling in Brazil
Amazon’s dense forests, beautiful tropical beaches, twisty rivers, and smiling people, make Brazil a land full of mystery and surprises!
From the wild calls to the curves on the sand, drawn by the tourists on Copacabana, Brazil is a celebration of all that is great, daring, and beautiful. The vast coastline is full of great beaches and islands calling for escapades, while busy Rio and São Paolo impress by their chic nightlife, offering a very exciting lesson in how to have a great time. We cannot leave aside the greatest show on earth, the Rio Carnival – an adventure that you can live only here.
Traveling in Brazil
Brazil’s capital, Brasilia , is situated on a high 1000 meters plateau, representing the metropolitan center of the Federal District. The city viewed from above is shaped like a butterfly and is the only one in the world built in the twentieth century, classified by UNESCO as the Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The main attractions of the city are:
- Palacio de Alvorada , the official residence of the president, building famous for its white marble columns and impressive gardens.
- The Itamaraty Palace houses an impressive collection of works of art and antiques and the JK Bridge has three important buildings: the National Congress, Palace of Justice and Palacio do Planalto.
- The Television Tower has a height of 224 m offering a superb view over the city.
- Legio da Boa Vontade Temple is pyramid-shaped, decorated with granite spirals on the floors, and the ceiling is paved with a huge crystal to spread positive energy. Inside, there is an Egyptian Room, an art gallery, and a souvenir shop.
Rio de Janeiro , meaning the ‘River of January,’ is one of the most spectacular cities on earth and oozes vitality. It is located around Guanabara Bay waters and is protected by Sugar Loaf Mountain and the famous statue of Jesus – Cristo Redentor.
- The city is famous for its beaches shaded by palm trees, Copacabana , Ipanema, Mount Corvocado, and the festival which annually attracts millions of tourists worldwide. Well, known is the famous ‘Escolas de Samba’ and the ‘Blocos de Carnaval’ that crosses the entire city.
- Cristo Redentor – the statue of Jesus Christ – is over 30 meters tall, weighs 1,000 tons, and is situated on Mount Corcovado, watching over the city.
- Square XV of November is the true center of the city and one of its oldest markets, where there are handicrafts, ceramics, old coins, and paintings.
São Paulo is the largest city south of the equator, the main economic, political, industrial, financial, and technological center in Brazil. The city has an intense cultural life thanks to the many exhibitions, festivals, concerts, shows and clubs, and discos that rival those of Rio de Janeiro.
- Parque de Carmo is one of the largest open spaces in the city, hosting over 210 species of plants. Every year in July is held the ‘Festa de Cerejeira,’ the Cherry Blossoms Festival, a celebration of Japanese origin.
- Mosteiro de San Bento is a Benedictine monastery built in the sixteenth century.
- Nossa Senhora da Luz is an example of the typical architecture of Sao Paolo, built entirely of clay.