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Guide to Rio de Janeiro
Guide to Rio de Janeiro

Interesting places and facts about the city Rio de Janeiro in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is Brazil's main center of tourism, as well as the national film industry and show business center, the pearl of Brazil with a population of over six million people, featuring the appalling sights and monuments of culture, art, and history. The city was the capital of Brazil from 1763 to 1960. Today, Rio remains the focus of the intellectual life of the country and place of residence of the elite. Well, who doesn’t yet know the famous beaches of Ipanema or Copacabana?

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As for the beauty of the city, it would be more appropriate to describe it with the popular local expression: "God created the world in six days and on the seventh day he created Rio". Indeed, this city seems to be marked by a divine blessing. Just look at the 38-meter high statue of Christ the Redeemer, which is considered one of the tallest statues in the world. And what about the sights of the bay of Guanabara that the visitors to Sugarloaf may capture? No less interesting for the tourists are such "classic" main attractions of the city as Maracanã stadium, Sambódromo, the Botanic Garden, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Flamengo park, etc. One should devote a whole day for the world-famous beaches Ipanema, Leblon and Copacabana.
Besides the countless monuments and iconic places of Rio de Janeiro, one can always find something mood-specific. Take a walk in the park of Quinta da Boa Vista and recharge your romantic mood, visit super-exotic traditional Brazilian samba show "Platform", sail to the neighbor city Niteroi by ferry, visit a true royal palace Petropolis, and more. If you’re lucky enough, you may get tickets to Carnaval do Brasil and dissolve in the rhythms of Latin America for a few days!
When resting in Ipanema neighborhood, be sure to visit the colorful Hippie Fair. It is held every Sunday on the square Praça General Osório. Here you can not only buy original handmade souvenirs, antiques, musical instruments, but also try local cuisine. If you want to buy a unique piece of jewelry in the memory of this wonderful place, there is no better location than the street Garcia D'Avila, where are a number of the most famous jewelry shops in the city. Best known malls are RioSul, Barra .

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