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Museu do Futebol

Museu do Futebol (Estádio do Pacaembu, Praça Charles Miller, São Paulo) – opened in 2008, this museum was created to celebrate the sport that Brazilians are passionate about. The Museum is located in the Pacaembu Stadium, one of the best-known stadiums of São Paulo and fascinates even those who are not entirely a fan. Build […]

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Pedra da Gavea

Pedra da Gavea (Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro) – this is the largest coastal monolith in Brazil, rises 2,769 ft / 844 m nearly straight up from the ocean, separating Rio de Janeiro’s neighborhoods of São Conrado to the east and Barra da Tijuca to the west. It’s visible from all over Rio […]

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Niterói Contemporary Art Museum

Niterói Contemporary Art Museum (Mirante da Boa Viagem, Boa Viagem, Rio de Janeiro) –– Shaped like a UFO flying saucer, the impressive Museu de Arte Contemporanea Niteroi is both an architectural wonder from the outside and a contemporary art lover’s paradise inside. A vast array of artworks is exhibited throughout the different areas of the […]

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Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Cheateaubriand

Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Cheateaubriand (MASP) (Av. Paulista 1578, São Paulo) — the building was designed by the architect Lina Bo Bardi and the collection has approximately 8,000 pieces, including works by Turner, Degas, Modigliani, Botticelli, Van Gogh, Picasso, Ernst, Chagall, Dali and others. One of its greatest icons is the “Pink […]

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Museu da Inconfidência

Museu da Inconfidência (Praça Tiradentes 139, Centro Historico, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais) — the Museu da Inconfidência (Inconfidence Museum) is set inside a well-preserved former jail built between 1784 and 1854, with pale stone walls and arched windows sitting against a painted white facade. It’s one of Ouro Preto’s best examples of civil colonial architecture. […]

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Imperial Museum

Imperial Museum (Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro) — With a rich history, Petrópolis was the favorite city of Dom Pedro II, who built a palace that served as summer residence of the imperial family. That palace is now the Imperial Museum. The site has a neoclassical architecture, elegant and simple, perfect for a summer house. With […]

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Christ the Redeemer Statue

Christ the Redeemer Statue (Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro) – Considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, Christ the Redeemer is a majestic statue at the Corcovado Hilltop. The monument represents the faith and compassion of cariocas (as those born in Rio are nicknamed) and it […]

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Brasília

  Brasília (nation’s capital) – located deep in the country’s interior, the city was founded in 1960 to be the seat for the republic power in Brazil. It’s no accident that many of the government buildings have a futuristic design – their designer was famed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Citizens from all regions moved to […]

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Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden (Rio de Janeiro) – founded in 1808 by Brazilian monarch João VI, the Botanical Garden is an important touristic side of the city and so much visited by researchers who study the hundreds of species that are there. With total area of 137 hectares, the Botanical Garden houses rare collections of bromeliads and […]