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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Sightseeing in Brazil

One of the new world wonders is an exemplary object. It is Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro With the Statue of Christ the Redeemer on its top. The city itself might be recognized as the most popular travel destination in the country, but, in fact, it is powered by mighty statue that cannot but impress both visitors and locals. It is one of the highest statues in the world: the Christ spread hands towards Rio and its residents precisely in 1931. However, the idea had been introduced a decade before, on the anniversary of Brazil Independence Day.

Ouro Preto (Minas Gerais state) was added to the list of UNESCO Heritage in Brazil, and if visiting the city, there is no doubts it was reasonable thing to do. This town was a heart of the gold fever in the 18th century, and, therefore, was widely advanced by locals and European invaders. The urban landscape cannot go without colonial buildings and sightings performed in Baroque style. Ouro Preto is indeed fascinating. The name of the city is translated as the “black gold”, which essentially refers to gold-diggers and black-colored gold bars they mined at the very peak of Ouro Preto history.

Sao Joao del-Rei (Minas Gerais state) is one more historic city in the neighborhood. In practice, the city is famous for a great number of beautiful churches and cathedrals. Since the city founding in the 18th century about 70 churches have been constructed.

The administrative center of Minas Gerais state, Belo Horizonte, has a great variety of momentous sightseeing spots. Basilicas and mighty sculptures decorate the streets of the city, and this beauty was also highly estimated by UNESCO in 1985. The most interesting places include: Abilio Barreto historical museum, Liberty Palace (Palacio da Liberdade), Mineralogy Museum (Museu de Mineralogia). Museu de artes da Pampulha is a former casino building, designed by Oscar Niemeyer. It collected more than 900 works of Brazilian artists and sculptors.

 

Fortaleza, Brazil

Fortaleza is city that was cradle of Portuguese colonists, notwithstanding the Spaniards, who settled first in the area. At present, this city continues to be popular among European travelers, as there are remarkable beaches, fabulous hotels and catchy panoramas. Hence, it is no surprise that’s several places of interest around are worthful sightseeing spots that complements a nice vacation on Fortaleza resorts.

Cathedrals usually appear to be the core sites in Brazilian cities. Fortaleza is not an exception. Catedral Metropolitana is amazingly beautiful building, striking for its unique architectural style. The building may impress with its large scales; it can accommodate comfortably up to five thousand people. The opening of the cathedral took place relatively recently, in 1978, and its project was performed by known architect from France Georges Mans.

Museu do Ceara is also a notable construction in Fortaleza. This museum has a big collection of artifacts and antique items, which cannot but astonish enthusiasts of Brazilian art and history. Ten rooms of the museum house collections of antique furniture, folk costumes and everyday objects. Racy musical instruments are exhibited in Museu do Maracatu, and its visitors will have a great opportunity to appreciate the beauty of folk traditions of the local people.

The point of attraction for tourists from all over the world is numerous beaches on Fortaleza seacoast, with lots of restaurants, bars, entertainment centers, which work without days off and holidays. Local climate is favorable for a beach holiday – on the Atlantic coast, with many sunny days every year and constantly blowing cool sea breezes. Fortaleza beaches preserved the tradition of “zhangadas ” boat rides, which is difficult to manage, but Fortaleza people are fluent in this art.

Iracema is a luxury beach area with lots of nightlife, restored architectural structures of the early 20th century, galleries, exhibitions, British bridge Ponte dos Ingleses and beautiful statue of Iracema, the bow – a symbol of the city. On the territory of the cultural center Dragao do Mar (30 thousand square meters) one can visit Museum of Arts and a theatre, Cearense Memorial of Culture, a cinema, and even a planetarium.

Must Visit Cities in Brazil

Although Brasilia is the city capital, it is only the fourth largest city in the country. Sao Paolo has the biggest number of inhabitants. It is known for its skyscrapers, restaurants, intense nightlife and mix of cultures. Following closely Rio de Janeiro, it also holds a vibrant carnival that didn’t become as popular or as big as the one in Rio. But Rio de Janeiro is not only known for its carnivals but also for its famous beaches, Copacabana and Ipanema, and mountains. The Maracana Stadium, one of the largest in the world, can hold up to 80 000 passionate football supporters. Another iconic attraction is the 30 meter tall statue of Christ the Redeemer on top of the Corcovado Mountain made by the French sculptor Paul Landowski.

The most interesting feature of Brasilia which attracts many tourists is the city’s modern infrastructure and architecture. Although it is often referred to as being a concrete jungle, beautiful parks and an artificial lake soften the steel and glass landscape. The many theaters, museums, art galleries and festivals make the city a dynamic cultural center. Fortaleza is where the old meets the new: skyscrapers have made their way amongst colonial buildings. The 25 km of beaches and many shops and malls make the city a big attraction.

Foz do Iguacu is the gateway to one of the most remarkable shows of nature, the Iguazu Falls, surrounded by a luxurious forest animated by exotic creatures and plants. Similarly Manaus opens the way to the great Amazonian rainforest, the most diverse ecosystem on the planet. Olinda is a great destination for the nostalgic. It is a historical city with colorful colonial buildings placed on a hilltop circled by trees. The locals’ love for art and crafts can be seen filling the shops and markets.