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Things to Do in Brazil

Want to know some of the standout things to do in Brazil? Then have a look through our handpicked suggestions below...

1. Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

Considered one of the ‘Seven New Wonders of the World’, this 30-meter high statue sits on Mount Corcovado and offers views out across Rio de Janeiro. The mountain’s grounds are part of the Tijuca Forest, the world’s largest urban forested area.

2.The Square of Three Powers, Brasilia

Situated on the tip of futuristic Brasilia, this square features a trio of major bureaucratic buildings - the Palacio de Planalto, the Congresso Nacional and the Palacio da Justica - each of which is indicative of Oscar Niemeyer’s grand urban vision.

3. Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro

The 396-meter high peak of Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro is said to resemble the shape of refined loaf sugar. A cable car runs to the top, where the most jaw-droppingly sensational views out across the city can be taken in.

4. Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro

This elegant, upper-class beach in Rio de Janeiro is undoubtedly one of the most iconic strips of sand in the world. The beach’s characteristics change dramatically in winter, when the sea becomes a little murkier and the surf rises to around ten meters.

5. Pelourinho, Salvador

The center of Salvador is very much a historical and cultural hub. The Afro-Brazilian martial art of capoeira originates from here and the attractive, pastel-colored streets are infused with its enigmatic mix of music, dance and combat.

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