15 Places to Visit in Brazil

Being the largest country in South America, Brazil, you'll need to extend your list of must-see places ranging from the north to the south. Listed below are some of the most visited locations by tourists and Brazilian residents.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rio de Janeiro
If you are visiting Brazil especially for the first time, you just have to make a stop to the most famous city in Brazil. Rio de Janeiro. Rio is known for its beaches, carnival, nightlife and its breathtaking landscape. It has many marvelous places to visit which tourists from around the world see such as the Sugar Loaf, the open arms of the statue of Christ the Redeemer and the famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. Take a ride in a cable car (high above ground) to Morro de Urca. There is plenty of shopping as well in nearby Barra da Tijuca.

Sao Paulo, Brazil Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo is the largest city in South America and a major financial center worldwide. The city is also known for its large mix of cultures and cuisines as evidenced by the restaurants, many theatres, opera and dance companies. Evenings out to see live music and entertainment are common in areas like Vila Madalena or Pinheiros. Experience Sao Paulo's nightlife, Ibirapuera Park, the many museums or enjoy dining and music at the top of one of the city's skyscrapers like Mirante do Vale or Edifício Itália and see amazing views over the city.

Salvador, Bahia Salvador da Bahia
Once known as the capital of Brazil, nowadays it is widely known for its African-Brazilian traditions in cooking, music, capoeira, and colonial architecture. Often called "the Capital of Happiness," due to its energetic and vibrant week-long Carnival celebrations, Salvador simply overflows with modern-day axe' music and art in the middle of buildings. It is divided into two main areas, "Cidade Alta" and "Cidade Baixa". Don't miss the beach "Praia do Forte", the Pelourinho, and Mercado Modelo.

Brasilia, Brazil Brasilia
Brasilia is the capital of Brazil and is situated in the central part of Brazil in what once a desert 5 years before it became modernized. It is a very unique city in that it was planned and developed by the Brazilian government and inaugurated in 1960. The capitol city is recognized for its amazing progressive architecture that was designed by famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.



Joao Pessoa Brazil
João Pessoa
The third oldest city in Brazil with beautiful beaches and warm waters. There are many things to do in this Northeastern city in the state of Paraiba. Of course, the beach is not all there is to see. Enjoy the culture and arts, the fresh seafood cuisine, and outdoor activities.

Photo by David Berkowitz /Flickr



Cristo Redentor
Cristo O Redentor (Christ the Redeemer)
An outright must see when going to Rio. On a clear day the views will be stunning and you will experience people from many countries. Leave room on your camera as you will certainly want to take some shots with the opportunityto be 2100 feet above sea level. It is located at the top of Corcovado mountain approximately R$50 to get there via minibus.

Photo courtesy of Creative Commons


Amazon Rainforest Amazon Rainforest
The largest tropical rainforest on Earth is the Amazon which spans greater than fifty percent of Brazil and just about one half of South America. It is simply among the most beautiful, endangered and unique areas in the world. It features one-third of the globe's biodiversity, and where you can find indigenous and traditional cultures.

For anyone who wants to see the Amazon in Manaus, Brazil, there are hundreds of likely areas, however, many cannot be accessible by conventional methods. Contact a Amazon jungle tour business with an experienced guide.

View of Amazon Rainforest in Manaus, Brazil.
Photo by Nellu Mazilu /Flickr



Foz do Iguaçu
Iguaçu Falls
The exact area is known as Devil's Throat that is 82 meters high and 150 meters wide. Tourists can choose from a couple of spots to view the marvelous Iguaçu Falls in Brazil and Argentina although it does gush through Paraguay at the southern tip of Brazil.




Photo by Patiproy /Flickr



Pantanal Mato Grosso
The Pantanal is home to the world's largest wetlands. It is set mainly inside the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, yet stretches into Mato Grosso (another state) and parts of Bolivia and Paraguay. It is considered the most pure and richest biological environments in the world. There are countless bird species, thousands of types of butterflies, a multitude of vibrantly colored flowers, and shallow water sandbanks with a variety of fish species.

Pantanal in Mato Grosso, Brazil, Photo by Marcos Escalier /Flickr.

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