Brazil is a country that offers many tourist possibilities, for those who want to have an adrenaline rush while enjoying the local nature. You can find from the tropical beaches along the Atlantic to the Amazon rainforest in the north, and if you are looking for something more cosmopolitan, travel to the vibrant metropolises of the southeast Pantanal wetlands.
If you have the opportunity to travel to this corner of South America, you will be very well received by its locals. Also, you will enjoy its rich and varied gastronomy, carnival, music, dances, beaches, spectacular natural landscapes and, of course, its good weather. Without a doubt, it is one of the most exciting destinations in the world.
To know more about Brazil, today we want to take a tour of some of its main cities. Would you like to join us?
1. Rio de Janeiro
There is probably no other destination on earth more exciting than Rio de Janeiro. Located in the southeast of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is the most visited city in South America due to its famous beaches, mountains and the Carnival festival.
Rio de Janeiro is located in one of the largest ports in the world, surrounded by natural attractions that include famous beaches such as Ipanema and Copacabana and the mountains of Corcovado and Pan de Azúcar. The huge statue of Christ the Redeemer is an iconic symbol of the city, sitting on top of Corcovado Mountain.
2. Iguazu Falls
The Iguazu Falls are among the largest waterfalls system in the world. Its beauty is enhanced by the lush forest that surrounds them, full of exotic fauna. For most of its course, the river passes through Brazil; though, most of the falls are on the Argentine side. Below its conflux with the San Antonio River, the Iguazu River forms the boundary between Argentina and Brazil. It is must see when you visit Brazil.
Salvador is a historic old city known for its Portuguese colonial architecture. It was the first slave port in America, and the influence of the African slave’s descendants makes it a center of Afro-Brazilian culture. The city has beautiful beaches, and one of the largest carnival celebrations in the world. It is the capital of the state of Bahia and the third largest city in Brazil. It is one of the best places to visit.
Manaus is the capital of the state of Amazonas, in northwestern Brazil. It is a major tourist destination since it serves as a gateway to the Amazon rainforest. Manaus is one of the largest cities in Brazil, as a result of the rubber industry flourishing in the region during the 20th century. It has outstanding monuments such as the Palacio de Río Negro and the Opera de Amazonas.
Olinda is one of the best preserved colonial cities in Brazil. It is located in the northeastern state of Pernambuco on the Atlantic Coast. Perched on a picturesque hill surrounded by trees. The historic center of Olinda is a treasure trove of colorful old houses, colonial churches, museums, restaurants and numerous artisan studios.
Recife is known as the “Brazilian Venice” for its numerous bridges and waterways. It is one of the largest and most important cities on the northeast coast of Brazil and capital of the state of Pernambuco. Located in the midst of tropical forests, with many rivers and islands, Recife is a popular tourist destination due to its beaches, historic center, landscape, and vibrant culture.
Paraty is a paradise of waterfalls, tropical forests, coastal mountains and the emerald sea. It is located along the Costa Verde of Brazil, in the state of Rio de Janeiro. This beautiful city (also spelled Parati ) is a former Portuguese colony established on the shores of the Bay of Ilha Grande.
Fortaleza is one of the most famous places in Brazil to visit due to its beautiful beaches, which are punctuated by red cliffs, palm trees, dunes, and lagoons. Fortaleza’s long-standing folkloric traditions are presented in dance performances at the art nouveau José de Alencar theater, open since 1910. Another architectural highlight is the neo-Gothic Catedral Metropolitana.
It is the capital of the state of Ceará, on the northeast coast of the country, and the fifth largest city in Brazil. Fortaleza is also the starting point for many visitors to spectacular beaches, idyllic fishing villages and undulating dunes up and down the coast of Ceará.
The city is located in the highlands of Brazil, Brasilia was founded in 1960 as the capital of Brazil. Brasilia was planned and developed by Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer in 1956 to move the capital from Rio de Janeiro to a more central location.
The landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx designed the city’s modern infrastructure of Brasilia in the shape of an airplane, each of its sections serves as different districts, both commercial, governmental, cultural, and residential. Brasília was chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its modernist architecture and uniquely artistic urban planning.
10. Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo is not only the largest city in Brazil; it is one of the most populated cities in the world. Located in southeastern Brazil, Sao Paulo is famous for its gastronomy, skyscrapers, and culture. Although Sao Paulo is a city known for its cement jungle, it has a large number of public parks and even a part of the Atlantic rainforest.