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Maracanã Stadium

Maracanã Stadium (Rio de Janeiro) – Maracanã is Brazil’s temple to the country’s national sport, Footbal (soccer). Opened in 1950, this arena hosted the World Cup games of that year and some matches of the World championship in 2014. It also hosted the Confederations Cup on 2013, the opening and closing ceremonies of the Pan […]

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Ipanema Beach

Ipanema Beach (Rio de Janeiro) – for those who hang out with Brazil’s most beautiful people, the upscale Ipanema Beach is the place to be. This trendy stretch of white sand, located near Leblon Beach, has good views of Morro Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers Mountain). Also on display are some of the world’s smallest bikinis. […]

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Hang Gliding

Hang Gliding (Pedra Bonita, Rio de Janeiro) – Hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro is one of the most popular wind sports practiced in Rio. It is a recreational sport that uses a craft often consisting of a metal-framed fabric wing, with the pilot mounted on a harness hanging from the wing frame. He exercises […]

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Escadaria Selaron

Escadaria Selaron (Rua Joaquim Silva, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro) – these eye-catching steps found in Rio’s Lapa district were made made Chilean artist Jorge Selaron. He spent 20 years transforming this unassuming staircase into a unique icon of this city. All 215 of its steps are a mosaic of tiles, ceramics and mirrors in red, […]

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Tijuca National Park

Tijuca National Park (Rio de Janeiro) – this park, established in 1967, is located in the State of Rio de Janeiro. The Park covers an area of 3,953 hectares between the municipality of Rio de Janeiro. It protects the first replanted forest in the world, a multitude of trails and waterfalls as well as historical […]

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Santos

Santos (São Paulo area) – located just 70 km. outside of São Paulo, this is a popular beach for that metropolis’ residents. What makes this beach distinctive is that it is bordered by a garden which is 5.3 km (3.3 miles) long — making it the largest beach garden in the world. For tourists, Santos […]

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Santa Teresa Tram

Santa Teresa Tram (Rio de Janeiro) — There’s no better way to get to Santa Teresa from Rio’s city center than on the tram. The historic, bright yellow tram takes passengers from the center of Rio de Janeiro up the Santa Teresa Hill and ends in the Santa Teresa neighborhood. Built in 1877, the Santa […]

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Rodrigo de Freitas Lake

Rodrigo de Freitas Lake (Rio de Janeiro) – this lake, known locally as simply “Lagoa”, is a lake located in the upscale neighborhood Lagoa, just a few blocks away from the beaches in Ipanema and Leblon. It occupies an enormous space of 2.4 million square-meters, and attracts various wildlife such as different species of birds, […]

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Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest (Blumenau, Santa Catarina) – the second largest Oktoberfest in the world is held here (within one of Brazil’s major German settlements). Oktoberfest Blumenau, a 19-day event, has six restaurants, a food court and several gastronomic spots in the city dedicated to this event. Over 500,000 people show up for this event. See the event […]

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Mercadão

Mercadão (Rua Cantareira 306, Centro Histórico, São Paulo) — considered as one of the best gastronomic poles in the city of São Paulo, the Mercadão conquests every palate. Like any great metropolis, this central market is filled with fine restaurants, charming cafes and typical delicacies from all parts of Brazil to satisfy a population that […]