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São Paulo

São Paulo – this sprawling metropolis is Brazil’s answer to New York. There are 12 million inhabitants living in the greatest city of the Southern Hemisphere. The third largest city in the Americas has 101 museums, 164 theaters, 282 cinema rooms, in addition to several parks. It is the Latin American capital for fairs and […]

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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro — With 450 year of history, Rio boasts fascinating treasures in its museums with enviable collection. The land of carnival and samba, and of several theaters, music venues, commercial and gastronomic locations open during the whole year. But it is the match of the geography of the area – the sea, mountains […]

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Amir

Amir (R. Ronald de Carvalho, 55 – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro) – during the early 20th century, Germans, Italians and other Europeans migrated to Brazil to help develop its economy. Along with them, a wave of Christians from Middle East countries like Lebanon and Palestine came to Brazil for a better life. Because of that, […]

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Salvador de Bahia

Salvador de Bahia – Salvador is the capital of Bahia State, known for its natural beauty and warm people. There you can visit Pelourinho, the historic downtown, considered a world heritage by UNESCO. The neighborhood has mansions and multi-story houses inspired on Portuguese baroque architecture, as well as churches from the 17th and 18th centuries. […]

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Museum of Image and Sound

Museum of Image and Sound (Av. Europa 158, Jardim Europa, São Paulo) — With a collection of 350,000 items made up of music, photos, records, films, videos and various other media archives, this museum (opened in 1970) shows the Brazilian culture in a series of sounds and images. A great intro to the country’s rich […]

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Pao de Açúcar

Pao de Açúcar (Rio de Janeiro) – Pao de Açúcar (Sugar loaf in Portuguese) is a peak that rises 396 meters high and offers a bird’s eye view of the city of Rio de Janeiro from the mouth of Guanabara Bay. Over a million tourists visit this mountain every year to take in the breathtaking […]

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Museu do Futebol

Museu do Futebol (Estádio do Pacaembu, Praça Charles Miller, São Paulo) – opened in 2008, this museum was created to celebrate the sport that Brazilians are passionate about. The Museum is located in the Pacaembu Stadium, one of the best-known stadiums of São Paulo and fascinates even those who are not entirely a fan. Build […]

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Pedra da Gavea

Pedra da Gavea (Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro) – this is the largest coastal monolith in Brazil, rises 2,769 ft / 844 m nearly straight up from the ocean, separating Rio de Janeiro’s neighborhoods of São Conrado to the east and Barra da Tijuca to the west. It’s visible from all over Rio […]

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Niterói Contemporary Art Museum

Niterói Contemporary Art Museum (Mirante da Boa Viagem, Boa Viagem, Rio de Janeiro) –– Shaped like a UFO flying saucer, the impressive Museu de Arte Contemporanea Niteroi is both an architectural wonder from the outside and a contemporary art lover’s paradise inside. A vast array of artworks is exhibited throughout the different areas of the […]

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Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Cheateaubriand

Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Cheateaubriand (MASP) (Av. Paulista 1578, São Paulo) — the building was designed by the architect Lina Bo Bardi and the collection has approximately 8,000 pieces, including works by Turner, Degas, Modigliani, Botticelli, Van Gogh, Picasso, Ernst, Chagall, Dali and others. One of its greatest icons is the “Pink […]