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.
Corcovado Mountain is located in central Rio de Janeiro. It is also known as “Hunch Back” in Portuguese language. Because of its shape it is also named hunch back. The Statue of Redeemer is situated on top of the Corcovado Mountain.
Height: 710m / 2329 feet
Geology (type): Granite
Nearest lake: Lagoa Rodrigode Freitas
Nearest beaches: Ipanema and Copacabana
Why tourists like Corcovado?
- Corcovado Mountain is one of the most widely recognized landmarks in Rio de Janeiro.
- Corcovado has its own dedicated song. The English version of this song titled by “Quiet nights of quiet stars”. It was written by Brazilian famous musicians and composer named Antonio Carlos Jobim. (more…)
Sugarloaf Mountain is one of the world’s famous natural comeliness peaks and is situated in Rio de Janeiro, capital of Brazil on a peninsula that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean. This mountain stands 396 meters high from the harbor.
The Sugarloaf is linked with the historic Guanbara Bay. It is also known as Pao de Acucar in Portuguese. Granite and quartz are the two major structural elements of this mountain. (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…)
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Copacabana is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro and also one of the most famous symbols of this city and Brazil. And why is that? It’s nothing new that it has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and it also is the most famous one.
Copacabana is a traditional neighborhood in the south zone of Rio, right next to Ipanema and Leme.
Copacabana beach has a 4-kilometer shore, where the bright sand is white and soft. It counts with a large extension so everyone can enjoy the light breeze that comes from the sea, or sunbathe with an amazing view of the ocean. One of Copacabana beach’s trademarks is its sidewalk. The pattern in form of waves in Portuguese pavement is recognized all over the world.
If you’re an athletic person, the beach has volleyball and soccer fields so people can practice these sports in this natural environment. The beach holds international soccer and volleyball championships every year.
Another way to exercise and practice sports is possible in Copacabana beach. There are bike paths alongside the beach that are used by cyclists or runners. (more…)