Brazil is a big and diverse country. Sprawling across half of South America, white-sand beaches, tropical islands, music-filled metropolises and charming colonial towns are dotted along its 7,500 km (4,600 mi) long coastline. Nature travel, sun and beach travel, festival travel, history travel, all fit the bill when it comes to Brazil. The excellent weather and the untouched wilderness of the Amazon makes it a must visit destination. Here are 20 photos that will make the mood for a bit of Samba.
1. Cristo Redentor, Rio de Janeiro
Aerial view of Christ the Redeemer overlooking Sugarloaf and Rio de Janeiro.
2. Iguaçu Falls
The Iguazu Falls are made up of more than 270 individual waterfalls most of which, including the Devil’s Falls are on the Argentine side.
3. Amazon Rain Forests
Adventure travel around the rain forest leaves you with a lot of appreciation for nature.
4. Pelourinho square, Salvador
It has exceptional collection of 17th and 18th century colonial buildings and a lot of history behind this square.
5. Porto de Galinhas Beach, Pernambuco
The beach is famous for its bright-water shores and the natural pools.
6. Botanical Garden of Curitiba
A French style garden amidst fountains, waterfalls and lakes, and the main greenhouse of 458 square meters, which shelters in its interior, specimens of plants characteristic of tropical regions.
7. Escadaria Selarón
The ‘Selaron Steps’, is a set of world-famous steps in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They are the work of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón who claimed it as “my tribute to the Brazilian people”
8. Saint Francis Convent
The interior Baroque style architecture of Saint Francis Convent in Salvador.
9. Rio Carnival
It is the biggest carnival in the world with with two million attendees per day. It is held in February on most years.
10. Favela Tour, Rio
A favela is a slum in Brazil within urban areas. Take a gripping trip to see the daily lives of the residents.
11. Municipal Theatre, Rio
The building is designed in an eclectic style and is considered one of the most beautiful in the country.
12. Instituto Ricardo Brennand
The Ricardo Brennand Institute is a cultural institution located in the city of Recife.
The Pantanal is an immense tropical wetlands renowned for its wildlife. Jaguar is its undisputed hero.
14. Fernando de Noronha
A great spot for scuba diving and snorkeling.
15. Maracana Stadium
Soccer is the number one religion of Brazil. So go watch one in Maracana to really get the feel.
Visit the romantic backstreets of Paraty.
17. Emperor Tamarin Monkeys
There are more species of monkeys in Brazil than anywhere else in the world. This one has a moustache.
18. Brazilian Women
Brazilian women are considered one of the most beautiful in the world.
19. The Mighty Amazon River
It is the largest river by discharge of water in the world, and the longest in length.
20. Chapada Diamantina Caves
If hiking and trekking is you thing then this is the place to be plus some stunning caves with blue reflections.