Every year Brazil offers more than 5 thousand miles of beach, a nice tropical climate, the greatest rain forest on Planet Earth and a wonderful friendly people. Needless to say that Brazil holidays spent in famous Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are worth your precious time.
Rio de Janeiro is perhaps the most beautiful big city in the world. It has it all: climate, green forests, sharp brown mountains thrusting up in the sky, white beaches, blue skies and green waters.It is located in southeastern Brazil, on the Atlantic coast. With a population of over 8 million, it is Brazil's second largest city, and the country's leading cultural and tourist center.
The city throbs to the infectious beat of Brazilian music, the choro, the samba and the bossa nova, and is the main source of Brazil's national culture. Its annual carnival, known simply as Carnaval, draws together the population of the city (known as the 'Cariocas') ranging from rich to very poor who take to the streets for the world's largest samba parade on the Sambodromo. It is these events that make lots of travellers visit Rio during their Brazil holidays.
Rio boasts historic monuments and public buildings like the Municipal Theatre, the National Museum of Fine Art, the Itamaraty Palace, the National History Museum and the National Library. There are also beautiful examples of religious architecture such as the Sao Bento Monastery.
Main resorts attended by tourists during their Brazil holidays, such as Buzios with Brigitte Bardot¡¯s statue, Cabo Frio, Arrial do Cabo, Rio das Ostras, Maric, and Saquarema are highlights of Rio de Janeiro.
The Statue of Christ the Redeemer, rested on the top of Corcovado mountain at the height of 710 m and 270 m high belvedere named Sugar Loaf, as it reminds of the loafs of sugar used by the Portuguese colonists, open a picturesque view of the city surrounded by a rainforest.
More than 2600 species of plant life brightened up by wildlife representatives can be seen in Rio¡¯s Botanical Gardens created in 1808 by the Prince Regent of Portugal.
Ipanema part of Rio offers not only its legendary beach, but numerous luxury hotels, bustling nightlife, sophisticated shopping opportunities and first-class restaurants.
The Iguasu Falls, which are over three km wide and 80m high present the unsurpassed beauty of nature. The deep flowing waters of the river tumble down 275 falls (almost twice the height of Niagara Falls). As well as taking in the stunning views, visitors can enjoy kayaking and other watersports in the river.
Another famous place to spend Brazil holidays is the city of Sao Paulo, an awesome megalopolis, the industrial and commercial powerhouse of Brazil. Lacking in natural attractions, the city¡¯s leisure pursuits are mainly cultural, and there are some impressive public buildings to delight sightseers. As they say Rio is a beauty. But San Paulo is a city.
Sao Paulo Fashion Week is one of the most relevant fashion events in Brazil, attracting millions of foreign fashion editors and models.
The famous Sao Paulo Gay Parade opened annually by the city mayor is usually a huge carnival, attracting millions of visitors.
Every New Year's Eve the SaoPaulo Silvestre Race takes place. With a fixed race distance and a limited number of entrants this race is the favourite event of the male part of Brazilian population. As well as Brazilian Grand Prix, the bumpy Interlagos Circuit. Being the home for the final race of the Formula One season, the race is not admired by drivers, but with the spectators the story is different. For them it is one of the most thrilling and vibrant circuits.
The important collection of Western art is preserved in Sao Paulo Museum d'Art. The museum exhibits works of great European artists from the middle ages up till today.
Visiting Soa Paulo and Rio de Janeiro sights and attending all the cultural events offered makes Brazil holidays the best in your life.