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.
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…)
Favela is a Portuguese word. It is the term for a slum or shanty town in Brazil. Most of the favelas are located in hill side and urban areas. Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are famous for favelas. Almost 950 favelas are located in Rio. These favelas will introduces you to another Rio.
Among these favela Vila Caroas and Rochina are the largest ones in Brazil.
Favela first appeared in the late 19th century. Brazilian soliders built it to live. Favela is also spelled favela. The primitive favela was built on the Morro de Castelo in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. (more…)
Simplify Rio carnival
Rio carnival is a celebration filled with music, dance, wonderful performance and funny outcomes which is really colorful, external and magnificent madness. It is the most significant event in the life of Brazilian culture. The preparation for Rio carnival starts a month before Rio carnival.
Upcoming Rio carnival
Upcoming Rio carnival is taking place from 28th February to 4th March this year. Every year the carnival show starts on Friday and ends on Ash Wednesday. (more…)
Get ready for the masks, the samba music, and all the festivities that make the Carnival Festival so famous in Brazil. Carnival or Carnaval in Portuguese is celebrated in many Catholic countries in South America and Europe. But the Carnival festival in Rio is the highlight of them all.
Carnival is a four day celebration to give a farewell to the time of celebration prior to the beginning of the season of lent. It is basically a four day period of fun before the traditional fast of lent. The term Carnival comes from carnelevare which means “remove meat”. Traditionally during lent you cannot eat meat and poultry products on Friday’s and you must give up one thing that is important to you like drinking coffee for 40 days. So before you get ready for that the Carnival festival gives you a little over indulgence.
Prior to the actual festival there are several carnival balls which are very famous and extravagant. The festival consists of lots of parades with exotic costumes in the traditional gold, purple, and green colors. The parades are lead by the Samba schools and watched by the millions of citizens and tourists that come for the celebration. The schools actual compete to participate in the annual Carnival festival. The parades are generally televised and broadcast internationally as well. (more…)
Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world. And home to some of the greatest beaches in the world. It is the future home of the 2014 World Cup and Olympic Games 2016 and known for its fabulous Carnival celebrations. If you are planning a trip to Brazil in the near future here are some tips for you.
The main language is Portuguese but in many of the tourist areas they will also speak English and Spanish. The Portuguese they speak in Brazil is however different from traditional Portuguese spoken in Portugal. It is a separate dialect.
It was colonized by the Portuguese during the Colonization Period and did not receive its independence until the 1800’s. Much of the Portuguese culture can still be seen today. Many other European countries tried to colonize the area but thanks to a treaty in 1700’s, Portugal was given all of Brazil. Brazil received its independence from Portugal in 1822. (more…)