Sightseeing tours in Rio de Janeiro

Sightseeing tours in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city of Brazil and the capital of the state of the same name. It lies on the Guanabara Bay in the Southeast. The name (Portuguese for "River of January") is based on a mistake of the navigator Gaspar de Lemos, the bay discovered on January 1st, 1502 and held for the mouth of a great river. Until 1960, Rio de Janeiro was the capital of Brazil and then came this function to Brasília from, but remains to São Paulo's most important commercial and financial center of the country. Landmark of Rio de Janeiro are the Sugar Loaf, the 38 meter high statue of Christ on top of Corcovado and the Copacabana beach in the district, which is considered one of the most famous in the world. The city is also known for its annual Carnaval. The multi-colored parade of samba schools is one of the largest parades in the world.

Fortaleza Copacabana is one of the most famous parts of the city Rio de Janeiro, which is located on the Atlantic Ocean and features the famous four kilometer long sandy beach. The crescent-shaped beach with its promenade is also known as "Prince Sinha do Mar" (Sea Little Princess) and saw in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, its golden age. As the district Bohème, the riches and splendor Copacabana has become the subject of many songs, books and pictures.

Ipanema is the name of a district and a famous beach of Rio de Janeiro. Besides Copacabana, Ipanema has the main beach of Rio de Janeiro. Subsequent to him directly Neighborhood is one of the more upscale and pleasant Rio. The combination of beach and pleasant city district is unique in this form.

Carnival in Rio
Many people take part in the annual colorful Rio Carnival, which takes place on the eve of Lent. Carnival officially begins on the Friday before Ash Wednesday and is one of the main attractions of the city. The multi-colored parade of samba schools is one of the largest parades in the world. Most of the magnificently costumed "kings", "queens", "princesses" and "Baianas" have worked hard over the year in order to afford the costumes can they wear here for only a few hours. Organized the Carnival of so-called samba schools - the "escola de samba".


The "Sugar", a landmark of Rio de Janeiro, is a 394 meter high granite rock, the location of the city on a peninsula in the Atlantic Ocean, in the Guanabara Bay, is upstream. He is in portuges "Pão de Açúcar" (literally carrot, the Portuguese term for Sugar Loaf), because he has the same shape. In addition, the Indians living there called the mountain Pandasuka, the Portuguese Pão de Açúcar understood. On the summit of the mountain leads a cable car ("O Bondinho"), their cabin is all around glass, so you can already see the rocks during the ascent. The first section of the cable car was completed on October 27th, 1912, but only the second section, which was completed in 1913, led to the summit of the mountain.
A famous landmark of Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer, located on the Corcovado Mountain - achieve with the Corcovado mountain railway. The statue is 30 meters high, stands on an 8 meter high pedestal and weighs 1145 tons. From there you can also see the famous Sugarloaf.

Maracanã Stadium
Maracanã Stadium (actually Estádio Mário Filho Jornalista), which was built for the 1950 FIFA World Cup, it is the largest football stadium in South America. It should provide space during the Games of 1950 around 200,000 spectators. In the course of several modifications in 1998, 2006 and 2013 for the 2014 World Cup finals in Germany with the winner of the audience capacity was significantly reduced to 74,738 seats.

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