These resources ensure that millions of tourists visit the country every year. In 2010 alone, Brazil saw 5.1 million visitors and this number grew by around 14.5% the next year.
Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world, has 21 World Heritage Sites, out of which 7 are natural and the rest are cultural. There are many other places that attract travelers in millions. Here, we have listed the best of both. Check them out!
Also known as Cristo Redentor in Portuguese, this statue of Jesus of Nazareth is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It was built between 1922 and 1931 using concrete and soapstone (talc schist). The statue of Christ is 38 meters tall (including pedestal), 28 meters wide, and weighs around 635 tons.
The sculpture, that has now become a symbol of Christianity in Brazil, is the 5th largest statue of Jesus Christ in the world, and is located at the peak of the Corcovado Mountain.
The total height of the Iguazu falls varies from 60 to 82 meters, with the width being 1.7 miles. In November 2011, the New Seven Wonders of the World Foundation declared the Iguazu Falls as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
Established in 1958 and completed in 1970, it has 4 giant bells which were donated by Spain, and an altar donated by Pope Paul VI. The cathedral does not have a specific community, since it is located at the Esplanada dos Ministérios. Thus most of the population, visiting here, is of tourists and those working at Esplanada dos Ministérios.
This area is situated next to the Amazon Basin, and receives a considerably large amount of rainfall during the starting of the year. Thus, the best time to visit the national park is any time between May and September, when the weather is pleasant and the lagoons (pools) are not dried or flooded.
The volume of the dam is 12,300,000 m3, and the capacity of the reservoir is 29 km3. In 1994, the Itaipu Dam was elected by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World.
Stretching over 2.5 miles in length, Copacabana is one of the most visited beaches in the world. It extends from Posto Dois to Posto Seis, with historic forts present at its ends. It has been the official venue of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, and has been one of the 'Olympic Zones' during the Summer Olympics of 2016.
The beach is also famous for the Copacabana Promenade, where a black and white pavement of Portuguese design has been landscaped for 4 km.
The mountain is actually a monolith of granite and quartz, arising from the water's edge near Rio de Janeiro. Rock climbing and cable car rides are one of the many adventurous activities taking place on this mountain.
It stretches for 700 meters, and has a capacity of 90,000 spectators. The carnival parades take place right before the beginning of Lent and go on for four consecutive nights, when the samba schools perform one after another from 8 pm in the evening till morning. This venue hosted the events of archery and the marathon during the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Brazil has a destination for every type of traveler out there. So whether you are a wildlife enthusiast or a history lover, pack your bags and get ready to be enthralled!