Statistically Brazil is the fifth largest country in the entire world, and one of the most visited places when it comes to hot tourist destinations. With its all year round carnival atmosphere, beautiful and sandy beaches, innumerable shopping spots and the never dying music heard in every street, Brazil is filled with energy and life every day of the year. Perhaps that is why people love visiting Brazil so much, and a large part of the economy is heavily dependent on tourism.
Let’s take a look at some of the best tourist attractions in Brazil
Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro
Also known as Cristo Redentor, this beauty spans across 28 meters, and is the hottest tourist destination in Rio. It is situated in the Tijuca National Park and was officially completed in the year 1931 by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa and Polish-French sculptor Paul Landowski using concrete and soapstone. At the base of this giant statue is a chapel, which still remains quite popular among the locals for weddings.
Teatro Amazonas in Manaus
As the name suggests, this is a giant theatre situated in Manaus, which is smack in the heart of the Amazon forest. Built during the days when Manaus was one of the important centers if rubber trade, the first performance was held in January 7, 1897, by the Italian opera La Gioconda. In order to build this giant structure, the people imported steel from England, marble from Italy and all the furniture from Paris. Talk about grand!
This breathtaking natural series of 247 waterfalls is situated at the meeting point of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. There are a few bridges and a tower for a closer and broader view of the entire waterfalls, but you can be sure that it is so broad, that you simply cannot see it all. Garganta do Diabo or Devil’s Throat is the largest waterfall, so be sure not to miss it under any circumstances. There is also the famous Iguaçu National Park, which serves as homes to a large number of tropical birds, animals and mammals, and it is protected by UNESCO.
The colonies in OuroPreto
Founded primarily during the 17th century, the name of this place literally translates into “black gold”, which is an indication of the fact that much like Klondike, this place was the epicenter of a gold rush a few hundred years ago. It mostly has Portuguese old style houses, along with a number of traditional churches decorated with gold by the hands of Aleijadinho.
The Amazon rain Forests
Boat trips from Manaus take you across various routes and ways into the Amazon forests, which has the richest wildlife reserve in the entire world. You can also see the Janauari Ecological Park, as well as the Anavilhanas Islands, which is home to a number of different ecosystems.
The next time you take a trip to this wonderful country, don’t forget to visit at least one of these places.