With one eye for the visit of our website that is planning a Brazilian fantastic trip, we start to search over the internet for the most famous attractions in the brazilian territory. There are plenty of fantastic unforgettable sites, and knowing that, we start to select wich one of those should be included in this list of 10 famous places in Brazil that can be well visited, with any troubles.
From the youngest capital of Brasilia until the Old Historic Center of the beautifull city of Olinda, there are places that can make an amazing brazilian trip for all travelers in this part of the globe. Just take your time to checkout the most famous touristic places in my country!
Famous places in Brazil: number 10 – Brasília
This young city was just planned and developed in early 1956 by Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. On abril of 1960 it was formally proclaimed as Brazil’s capital. This is the largest city in the world that didn’t exist at the beginning of the 20th century. The city hosts the Brazilian Government and also the headquarters of lots of Brazilian Companies. There are thousands of places to visit and things to do here: you can visit the Square of Three Powers, walk around the shore of Lake Paranoá, take your time to see the beautifull views form the Palace of the Dawn (Palácio da Alvorada), or take a car tour around the Embassy Sector, that hosts 124 foreign embassies.
Famous places in Brazil: number 9 – Jericoacoara – Ceará
Jericoacoara is an hidden place in the brazilian northwest state of Ceará. Far 350 km from the capital of Fortaleza, this little sandy-streets town is one of the most beautifull places in Brazil and have plenty stuffs to do. By the year 1985, the place was just an isolated fishing village, hidden among huge sand dunes and mobile. Around that time tourism was discovered. Jericoacoara has splendid scenery. Built between huge sand dunes and the sea, is one of the few places in Brazil where you can watch the sun rise in the ocean, due to its peninsular location. There are lots os lakes and lagoons made with rain sweet water that are very very recommended!
8 – Historic Center of Olinda
The Historic Center of Olinda covers the area of the historic Brazilian town of Olinda, in Pernambuco state. The preservation of this historic site began in the 1930s, when major monuments were listed as national heritage sites. From there was promoted several actions to preserve all the historical, cultural and architectural heritage of the municipality.
7 – Morro de São Paulo – Bahia
Another amazing brazilian site: be welcome in the little town of Morro de São Paulo, one of the five villages of the Tinharé islands far 2 hours from the city of Salvador, in the brazilian northwest. The way to visit this place is just catching a boat in the city of Valença. You can also fly from Salvador to the little airport in the Morro de São Paulo Island. The good stuff: cars here are forbidden, so be prepared to enjoy lots of natural places! The island’s beaches are very fancy and easily named First, Second, Third and Fourth beach.
6 – Pantanal and Bananal Island
Located in the Western Brazil, but extending into Bolivia is the Pantanal, one of the world’s largest and most diverse freshwater wetland ecosystems. To visit this place, the tourist get to go to Campo Grande, in the state of Cuiabá (Brazil’s center-west) and reach the city of Corumbá. From each one of this cities you can visit the most beautifull places: from Campo Grande you can go to Bonito and Cuiabá is the gateway for Chapada dos Guimarães. If you get a little bit more of time to explore this places, than we can suggest you to visit the Bananal Island, that is the largest river island in the world. The Bananal Island is located in the Brazilian state of Tocantins, as should be good to reach the brazilian capital of Palmas to start your explorations.
Famous places in Brazil: number 5 – Rio de Janeiro
You will have a lot of fun here in the Rio Beaches. This is one of the most important cities from Brazil, and also used to have some of the most beautifull beaches as well! And you can get here almost what you want: Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon beaches are side by side and remains as the favorites. If you want to stroll a little bit, then Avenida Atlântica is a great place for that. You can walk around with security and without any kind of trouble. If you want to go ahead, try to visit Praia do Arpoador, a prime site for surf and great location for watching the local guys catching the waves.
4 – Amazonia National Park and The Amazon River
Who was out of the world in the last few years that can’t talk some words about the Amazonia and the Amazon River. Well done, this is just the most important ecosystem in the world. Is also the most broadleaf forest that cover a huge area of the entire continent of South America. This region includes territories that belongs to nine nations. From the total, 60% is majority from Brazil, 13% with Peru, Colombia with 10%, and with minor amounts in, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. One time in Brazil, try to spend some days in the capital of Amazonas, the city of Manaus. This should be a good point to start your jungle exploration. By the way, Manaus is a huge city, you will also enjoy amazing days in this brazilian capital.
3 – Fernando de Noronha
This is one of the most amazing dive sites in all over the world! With a fantastic visibility of the waters, Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago of 21 islands in the Atlantic Ocean, 354 kilometers from the Brazilian Coast. The only way to reach this islands is by plane (or sometimes in a two days cruise) departing from Recife. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and people that wanna go inside have to pay a small environmental preservation fee, charged per each day in Fernando de Noronha. Amazing place!
2 – The Iguazu Falls
This is one incredible place in the border of Brazil and Argentina. Iguazu, or Iguaçu Falls is located in the Rio Iguaçu, brazilian state of Paraná and is considered one of the brand New Seven Wonders of Nature, by the New Seven Wonders of The World Foundation. You can visit this wonderful atraction by both sides: Puerto Iguazú in Argentina and Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil. Iguzu is wider than Victoria Falls in Africa and Niagara In US as well.
1 – Christ The Redeemer Statue on Corcovado Mountain
Maybe the most popular tourist attraction in Brazil. This statue of Jesus Christ is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with His face fronting Sugar Loaf. The Statue of Christ the Redeemer is 98 feet high and is the second largest Art Deco sculpture in the world. It is at the peak of Corcovado mountain and has become an icon of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. It was made with reinforced concrete and Soapstone. Every tourist can visit the top of the place and have this amazing view from the city of Rio de Janeiro.