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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 […]

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About Brazil

Brazil was first discovered in 1500 when a fleet commanded by Portuguese diplomat Pedro Álvares Cabral arrived at a site between present-day Salvador and Rio de Janeiro called Porto Seguro. Since the Portuguese Empire’s priority was trade with the Far East, it didn’t bother to colonize the country until after 1530, when other European powers […]