Top 8 Attractions in Brazil
What is the first thing which comes to mind when you talk about Brazil? Is it the world famous Brazilian football team, the Carnival, or the beautiful Latin girls? Of course, these would be the first things which would come to anyone’s mind. However, there is more to Brazil than just these. Brazil is the fifth biggest country in the world. It is also home to the unexplored Amazon forest, beautiful beaches with white sand, tropical islands and attractive colonial towns. If you are a person who loves traveling, Brazil is a treat for you. This article will show you the top 8 attractions in Brazil you cannot miss when you are there.
Top 8 attractions in Brazil
- Christ the Redeemer – Rio de Janeiro
The first city which comes to mind when we talk about Brazil is Rio de Janeiro. And what better place to start your journey in Brazil than the statue of Christ the Redeemer? The statue of Christ stands tall on the peak of Corcovado mountain at a height of 2,300 ft and is 130 ft tall. It is considered as the largest Art Deco statue on earth and the fifth largest statue of the Christ. Constructed between 1922 and 1931, it has become a symbol of pride for the nation.
- Copacabana beach
This beautiful beach is located at the southern zone of Rio and is one of the most famous beaches in the world. It is a beach 4 km long stretching from Posto Dois to Posto Seis. There are Fort Duque de Caxias and Fort Copacabana which are situated at both ends of the beach.
- Fernando de Noronha
It is an archipelago with beautiful and pristine beaches, wildlife and landscapes. It is situated 220 miles (354 kms) off the north eastern coast of Brazil. This archipelago was discovered in 1503 A.D. by Amerigo Vespucci and occupied by the French and Dutch before the Portuguese finally established their dominion in 1737. Today, the largest of the 21 islands has a population of approximately 3,500. The islands are heaven for people who love snorkeling and diving. The beaches are beautiful with year-round warm waters and an awesome underwater visibility even at 50 mts.
- Iguacu Falls
These falls belong to the River Iguazu on the borders of Brazil and Argentina. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower parts. The Argentinian Cataratas del Iguazu International Airport and the Brazilian Foz do Iguacu International Airport are close to the Iguacu falls. The falls are also shared by the Argentinian Iguazu National Park and the Brazilian Iguazu National Park.
- Salvador Beaches
Bahia is a state in Brazil, and Salvador is the capital of Bahia. Apart from being the capital, it is another beautiful colonial town. It also has a lively musical scene surrounded by many beautiful beaches. These beaches are ideal for many water sports such as surfing, swimming and diving. Some beaches are also surrounded by reefs forming natural swimming pools suitable for children.
- Carnival – Rio De Janeiro
If you are in Brazil at the right time of the year, you will be lucky enough to witness the world famous Brazilian carnival. Some of the best known carnivals happen in Salvador, Olinda and Recife. But of course, the most famous one is the one in Rio de Janeiro. The carnival here attracts more than half a million foreigners over the 4 day celebrations.
- The Amazon
If you are in Brazil, the Amazon is not a place to be missed. This unexplored forest boasts to be still a home for many Native American tribes. The Amazon also is a home for rich flora and fauna. Apart from the Amazon rainforest, the Amazon River too is a must watch. Approximately 4,000 miles (6,400 kms), it is the largest river in the world in volume. This river is home to over 3,000 known species of fish. The boating experience through the Amazon River is something which is best experienced.
- Ouro Preto
Ouro Preto meaning “black gold” is one of Brazil’s best-preserved colonial towns. Founded at the end of the 17th century, the city is home to rich Portuguese colonial architecture. The medieval age churches containing sculptured works of Aleijadinho and decorated with gold make this city a very important tourist attraction in Brazil.
These are the top 8 attractions in Brazil. So, the next time you are planning to pack your bags for Brazil, make sure you ask your travel agent about these must visit places.