Rio de Janeiro
, or Rio as most people call it, is the known as the Cidade Maravilhosa or the marvelous city. It was Brazil’s capital for nearly two centuries until it was toppled by Brasilia in the 1960s. Rio continues to be Brazil’s top tourist destination. It is packed with colourful events, beautiful places to see and top Rio de Janeiro hotels.
The city is considered as one of the sexiest cities which captivates visitors with its sexy music, like the samba and Bossa Nova, and its famous beaches like Copacabana, Leblon, and Ipanema. For centuries, it is called a paradise as it is adorned with 80 kilometres of beach land. Locals and tourists all head to the beaches for some fun in the sun. Aside from beach experience in Ipanema and Copacabana, it is also lined with extravagant and pricy Rio de Janeiro hotels
Rio de Janeiro is also filled with open-air cafés and bars. Then, there are world famous landmarks like the Christ the Redeemer atop the Corcovado Mountain. It has been named as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The mountain is also famous amongst hikers and mountain climbers. Other attractions are the Sambodromo, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Maracana Stadium which is one of the world’s largest stadia.
Aside from the beaches and the beautiful locals, tourists are also drawn to the world-renowned Rio Carnaval. The event mirrors the city people’s zest for life and love for fun. The 2-week carnaval envelops the city in a festive ambiance and leaves visitors in awe or intoxicated.
Other places of interest include the Paco Imperial, the Candelaria Church, the Colonial Cathedral, the Rio de Janeiro
Cathedral, several landmarks around Cinelandia such as the National Library Building and Municipal Theatre.
Rio de Janeiro will be hosting the 2016 Olympic Games. This means more plans to make the city even more beautiful and packed with Rio de Janeiro hotels
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