Some people claim, that the most beautiful beaches in the world are located in Brazil.
I’m not sure, is it true, but there are some very famous Brazilian beaches (not only the ones I’ll show you tomorrow and the day after).
Sugarloaf is a mountain in Rio de Janeiro, of about half of the height (396 meters) of Corcovado Mountain.
I think, Sugarloaf and Corcovado mountains are must-visit places in Rio; both provide scenic views.
One can take a cable car to reach the summit of Sugarloaf.
Sugarloaf is also popular among the rock climbers.
The statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro (Christ the Redeemer statue) is one of the big (literally big) attractions of Rio. Moreover, the statue is kind of symbol of Rio de Janeiro and even of Brazil!
The statue is 30 metres tall (plus 8 meter pedestal).
It’s located on the Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park.
Is it worth to go there?
-Absolutely! The trip to the top is very nice and the view is beautiful.
Rio de Janeiro (or just Rio) is a capital of Rio de Janeiro state; but it’s not a capital of Brazil.
Rio is very popular among the tourists and I guess, people visit Rio all year round.
Within the next days, I’ll show you some of the “must-see” places in Rio de Janeiro.
If you don’t have so much time in Brazil, go to Rio de Janeiro. You’ll find there (and its vicinity) a bit of almost everything what typical for Brazil, i.e., World Heritage Sites, nature, beaches, jungle, birds, forest, waterfalls, samba, carnival, football and fresh food (with Açaí dessert). 🙂
It may be not the best place in Brazil; someone may even say it’s the worst one. From my point of view, Rio de Janeiro is so diverse and interesting, that’s why I’m saying it’s “the best of Brazil”.
For sure, there are more beautiful places in Brazil, but Rio has many advantages, you can reach it quite easily, plus in Rio and its close vicinity there is lots to do and lots to see.