Entertainment and Attractions in Brazil
Brazil has a real abundance of natural and historical attractions. Here is some of them:
Rio de Janeiro (“January River”) is the former capital and most visited city in Brazil.
According to populationmonster, Sao Paulo is the largest industrial center not only in Brazil, but throughout Latin America. The Museum of Modern Art, the Pakaembu stadium, where the “king of football” Pele often performed, as well as the Butantan snake reserve, are of interest there.
Brasilia is an “airplane city”: the center of the “fuselage” occupies the Three Powers Square, the “wings” are residential areas, and in the very “nose”, away from the center, is the Aurora Palace – the residence of the President of the Republic.
Attractions of the city of Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonia: Museum of Indians, City Theater (1896), the colossal Palacio Negro Palace, the Church of San Sebastian, the Museum of Man, the Museum of Numismatics, the Teatro Amazonas Opera House, numerous floating markets, as well as many magnificent houses decorated with blue azulejos ceramics. 12 km from Manaus, a unique natural phenomenon is observed – the confluence of the Solimoes and Rio Negro rivers, whose waters do not mix with each other at all due to different densities, but flow side by side with colorful ribbons for a hundred kilometers.
Iguazu Falls are a real wonder of the world, they are located in the Iguazu National Park at the meeting point of the Parana and Iguazu rivers, on the border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, and are an impressive sight of cascades of water falling from a height of 72 m up to 3 km wide. The sound of the waterfall can be heard for many kilometers, and huge whirlwinds of spray create a rainbow of extraordinary beauty. A little less known is the Guaira waterfall (or Seti-Kedas) on Paran.
Every Brazilian city has at least one football stadium. Brazil holds the absolute record for the number of stadiums in the world.
The city of Salvador is famous for the richness of its churches and the beauty of its historical buildings, crazy festivals and rich history. The sights of the city include the historic quarter of Pelourinho, the old port of Barra (Vila Velha), the Afro-Brazilian Museum, the Museum of Carlos Costa Pinto, the Museum of the Carmelite Order, the Medical Memorial, the Museum of Abelardo Rodriguez.
Recife, the capital of the state of Pernambuco, is located 835 km north of Salvador. This city is often compared to Venice. Olinda is located 7 km from Recife, one of the best preserved colonial cities in Brazil, famous for its old quarter, which is under the protection of UNESCO.
Belo Horizonte is the first city in the country that was created from scratch, thus paving the way for the modern capital. The historical museum of Abilio Bareto, the Palace of Liberty and the religious center of Congonhas do Campo, 80 km from the city with the famous “cross road” of 78 statues, are of interest here.
A separate reason for traveling to Brazil is the endless holidays and festivals.
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