From the soaring rain forest covered mountains, to globally recognised architectural structures and sandy white beaches, it is no surprise that Rio de Janeiro’s alluring beauty has led to the city been known as cicade maravihosa, the ‘marvellous city.’ Along with breathe taking landscape, the vibrant carnivals, samba queens and cuisine with music to match has kept millions of tourists flocking to Rio de Janeiro. This year with the added gift from the gods, that is the 2014 FIFA World Cup; Brazil and Rio will be more special and alive than ever before. With so much to see and do we have taken the time to compile a list of the top 10 tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro that all visitors will want to see.
Built for the 1950 FIFA World Cup, officially named after legendary journalist Mario Filho, the Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho is better known as the Maracanã Stadium. Built from August 1948 and officially opened on 16 June 1950 the Maracanã Stadium has played an iconic role in the history of football. Built to be the largest stadium in the world it boasted a capacity of 200 000 people. It is on this hallowed ground that Uruguay shocked the hosts by clinching the 1950 edition of the tournament with a 2-1 victory.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup is now less than a month away, with final squads being announced and more specific details about the tournament being announced. With so much information coming in it all seems a little too much to take in. We have therefore taken the liberty to gather the 15 most important facts you will need to know about Brazil.
15 Facts about the World Cup 2014 in Brazil
#1 The most important thing to know are the countries participating in the tournament. By regional groupings qualifying as follows: (more…)
Samba is a unique dance. Brazil is founder to create such kind of dance. Especially it was originating in Bahia, Brazil. It has also spread in Africa. Actually samba was religious tradition in African nations once.
The quality of samba has been changed day by day. Now it’s modern era. The modern samba has been appeared at the beginning of the 20th century. Nowadays samba brings a whole historical culture of cloths, parties, food and dance. (more…)
The royal botanical garden is also known as Jardim Botanico and is located in the south zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This garden is over 200 years old. It is one of the most beautiful and best protected green areas in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
The total area of botanical garden is 140 hectors and lies at the foot of the Corcovado Mountain. There are more than 7000 plants species. The garden has 134 palm lined avenue.
Among the plants there are also orchids, bromeliads, cacti, huge bamboos and different types of carnivorous plants. The Rio de Janeiro botanical garden is largely green not exceedingly floral. (more…)
Angra dos Reis is located in southern part in Rio de Janeiro state of Brazil. It is mainly known as Brazilian municipality having 365 islands. Angra dos Reis is very popular to the tourists because there have plenty of beaches around the area.
Angra dos Reis were discovered on January 6, 1502. Today this municipality has become a main point for the tourism. Because it has almost two hundred beaches filled with natural beauty, legends and social events.
Ilha grade is best among all the islands. It is considered the paradise of adventure. Not only had the title of adventure but also it played an important role in Brazilian historical culture scenario. Once this islands was busiest islands because it was the part of the Fluminense coast. Mainly Angra dos Reis are located between the state of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. (more…)