SIGHTSEEING Rio de Janeiro (“January River”) is the former capital, the most visited city in Brazil. Here is a huge statue of Jesus Christ on Mount Corcovado (part of the Tijuca National Park, covering an area of more than 3,000 hectares) – the symbol of Rio, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of the Indians, historical and art museums, the National Museum located in the former Imperial Palace Quinta da Boa Vista, Museum of the Republic, Museum of stones, buildings of colonial architecture, beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Lebnon. It will be interesting to visit the botanical garden, which collected more than 7000 plants from around the world, the zoo, the world’s largest stadium “Maracana”, of extraordinary beauty Guanabara Bay.
Rio de Janeiro’s nightlife is a special world. At your service nightclubs and bars, numerous shows, discos and restaurants.
Founded in 1502 by the Portuguese, Rio de Janeiro has remained the capital of beauty and the tourism center of South America for 4 centuries. Each year, in late February – early March, Rio and Salvador celebrate the grandest show on the planet – the carnival.
Buzios is a small resort town three hours drive from Rio. Along the picturesque ocean coast are dozens of hotels, cozy bays, sandy beaches, mountainsides covered with strange plants, yachts, buggies and many other attractions.
São Paulo is the largest industrial center not only in Brazil, but throughout Latin America. Outwardly, Sao Paulo resembles Chicago – the same skyscrapers, steel and glass. The museum of modern art, the Pakaymbu stadium, where the “king of football” Pele and the snake reserve “Butantan” often performed, are interesting.
Brasilia – Botanical Garden, Zoo, Metropolitan Cathedral. This is a city conceived and built according to a single plan, as the embodiment of humanity’s dream of an ideal technopolis. The city is planned in the form of an airplane – the center of the “fuselage” occupies the area of Three Authorities, the “wings” are residential quarters, in the very “nose”, away from the center is the Aurora Palace – the residence of the president of the republic. By the boldness of architectural decisions, Brasilia is the city of the century.
Amazonia is a mysterious region that makes up a third of the entire territory of Brazil. Amazonia is called the “lungs of the planet”, because almost 50% of all oxygen on our planet is produced in the Amazon rainforests. Flora grows here, only 30% studied by scientists, 25% of all pharmaceutical substances in the world are extracted from plants of the Amazon forest, 1800 different species of birds, 250 species of mammals, 1500 different species of fish live here.
The Amazon River and its tributaries contain about 20% of all the fresh water of the globe. Of the 20 longest rivers in the world, 10 are in the Amazon.
Iguazu Falls – a real wonder of the world. Translated from the Indian Iguazu means “big water.” The waterfalls are at the meeting point of the Parana and Iguazu rivers and are an impressive sight, plunging from a height of 72 meters and forming cascades of water. The noise of falling water is heard over many kilometers, and huge whirlwinds of spray create a rainbow of extraordinary beauty.
The country has more than twenty national parks, reserves and reserves.