Rio de Janeiro, continue lindo!

 Well, there is much to say about Rio. My father’s brother lived there when I was a child, but only last year (2010) I was able to visit and have a real impression of this city. 

The state capital is internationally known for the beauty of its beaches and hills, and is a major center of cultural tourism, considered by many museums, theaters and opera houses. According to Embratur, is the most popular destination for foreign tourists who visit Brazil for fun, and runner-up in business tourism and events. It also houses the world’s largest urban forest in the Parque Estadual da Pedra Branca. Christ the Redeemer, elected one of the seven wonders of the modern world, the hill of Sugar Loaf (with its famous cable car), Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Barra da Tijuca, the Tijuca forest, Quinta da Boa Vista, the Botanical Gardens, Largo do Boticario, Cinelandia and Maracana Stadium are among the main places to visit. Among the biggest events calendar in Rio, Carnival stand out, the International Film Festival, Mostra Free Movie, the Book Biennial, Fashion Rio, Anima Mundi and the feast of New Year’s Eve in Copacabana. As for the reference points of cultural tourism, can be cast out of many, the National Historical Museum, the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, the Museum of Modern Art (MAM), the Royal Portuguese Reading Room, the Catete Palace, the Municipal Theater and Riocentro. The coastline, which includes the capital cities like Rio de Janeiro and Niterói, is also a major attraction in the state. Niterói, with its monuments and natural-looking, the Lakes Region, with Cabo Frio, Buzios and the Oyster River, Big Island and other sites attract people from around the world with its beaches and monuments. In the southern state, the city of Paraty, with its colonial architecture, Angra dos Reis, with its islands, and the Big Island are the highlights. To the north of the state, the beaches are very popular in the Lakes Region, as Buzios and Cabo Frio. The mountain region has Teresopolis, Petropolis, Visconde de Maua, in the municipality of Resende and Itatiaia in the city of Penedo, as refuges from winter to enjoy the cold.

1 The Rio de Janeiro is one of 27 federal states of Brazil. It is located in the eastern portion of the Southeast, with an upper states of Minas Gerais (north and northwest), Espírito Santo (northeast) and São Paulo (southwest), as well as the Atlantic Ocean (east and south). It occupies an area of ​​43,696.054 km ², is slightly larger than Denmark. Its capital is the city of Rio de Janeiro. Carioca is the Gentile city of Rio de Janeiro. The most populous cities are Rio de Janeiro, São Gonçalo, Duque de Caxias, Nova Iguaçu, Belford Roxo, Niteroi, St. Johns Wood, Fields of Goytacazes Petropolis Volta Redonda, Mage, Itaboraí, Macaé, Mosque, Cabo Frio, Nova Friburgo, Barra Mansa and Angra dos Reis. The state consists of two morphologically distinct regions: the coastal lowlands and highlands, which extend as parallel tracks, from the coast inland. Paraiba do Sul, Macaé, Guandu, Pirai and Muriaé Carangola are the main rivers. The climate is tropical. It is represented on the flag of the Brazilian Federation for the star of the Southern Cross Beta (β = Mimosa).

Curiosities of things I did there: eat it  go there 

>>A guide about Rio:



Fast Five

City of God            Some scenes were filmed in Paulínia and others in Rio: O Homem do Futuro

>>Books: Dom Casmurro (

A Hora da Estrela (

Olga (

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