The allure of Brazil brings hordes and hordes of people to the land of beaches from all around the world. Apart from the well-known destinations, there are several lesser known ones that one may opt to explore in this picturesque country. With the lifestyle most of us have these days, vacations have become an important part of our lives. In this write-up, we will consider only those in Brazil. There are a number of options in this country of beaches.
Best Holiday Spots of Brazil
Brazil is located in South America. It is well-known for its many tourist attractions. There are the beaches, valleys, and a number of historic landmarks, which a tourist can visit. The list of the famous places is indeed exhaustive. However, I have tried to give information on the best of them. Once you read about the places, you will agree with me when I say that the country has something to offer to each of its visitors.
São Paulo is the biggest city in Brazil and it is also the most populous city. This city has an ethnically diverse culture. If you are fond of art, then a must see location is the São Paulo Art Museum. This museum hosts art pieces from artists like Rafael, Botticelli, Bellini, Andrea Mantegna, etc. We have already established the fact that the country is rich in flora and fauna. The Jaragua State Park has Atlantic forest vegetation and the area of the forest is about 5 thousand hectares. It is one of the last places which still continues to have Atlantic forest vegetation. I am sure you would not want to miss visiting the park. Another place you must visit is the Se Cathedral. This cathedral ranks among the 5 largest cathedrals in the world. The architecture style of the cathedral is Gothic.
Rio de Janeiro
Among the major cities, Rio de Janeiro ranks at number one position. This city is also known as River of January. It is the second largest city in Brazil, second only after São Paulo. There is a lot for every tourist to discover in this third largest metropolitan city in South America.
Apart from the natural settings and sun-kissed beaches, there is a lot of entertainment options in terms of music and festivities. Rio is famous all over the world for its Carnival. If you like to go out in the wild, then you can make the most of your stay in Rio as it is blessed with two of the largest forests in the world, namely, Tijuca forest and Parque Estadul da Pedra Branca. However, if you are a water bird, then you may be a regular at the Copacabana beaches. If you are taking a vacation around New Year, then Copacabana is for you. Rio is also home to the giant statue of Jesus Christ, which is called Christ the Redeemer. It has been included in the New Seven Wonders of the World. Apart from all of these, you can visit the Sugarloaf mountain, Maracana stadium, and Sambodromo.
It is the capital of Bahia state. It is called the capital city of happiness. It is seen that the city celebrates a lot and hosts many a carnival as well. The culture of Salvador is influenced by the Africans. It is located on the coastal belt, hence, you would not want to miss visiting the oldest city of Brazil.
Construction of the fort of Sao Jose do Rio Negro in 1669 led to the development of the town. The town was so named in honor of the nation of Manaus. It means 'Mother of the Gods'. It is the second largest city in Northern Brazil. If you are fond of history, then you may want to include it in your itinerary.
While you are enjoying the different holiday destinations, do not miss out on yummy Brazilian food. The traditional food recipes are to die for. You can try dishes like Acaraje, which is a very popular traditional street dish; Bolinho de Chuva, similar to a donut; Feijoada (the national dish of Brazil), etc. The food is spicy and delicious. The cuisine has the influence of a number of cultures, yet ,stands out on its own. Have you started making the bookings for your stay in Brazil yet?