List of Tourist Attractions in Brazil
Brazil is a major worldwide tourist destination, a gigantic country with everything from seaside resorts through countryside and mountain trails to ruins of pre-Columbian cultures and of course the country’s famous famous rainforest.
Brazil’s capital city, Brasilia, is immensely wealthy by Latin American standards, the 5th highest GDP of any Latin city. It’s located in Brazil’s Distrito Federal, the local equivalent of Washington, DC, and it houses Brazil’s architecturally innovative collection of Government buildings as well as Brasilia International Airport.
As impressive as Brasilia is it’s far from being most visitors’ first choice when it comes to Brazil’s attractions. Brazil’s most famous city is Rio de Janeiro. Rio qualifies as a megacity, the world’s 26th largest. It’s a coastal city and home to Brazil’s largest companies: if Brasilia is Washington, Rio is New York and LA together. It’s nickname in Brazilian Portuguese is ‘Cidade Maravilhosa,’ the Marvelous City.
Rio has some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, along with some of its most bustling metropolitan areas. There’s rainforest, wetlands, islands and mountains all with a few miles of the centre of Rio.
But Brasilia isn’t just its capital or just its main city. Even more than any other nation in the world it’s about the rest of the country: Brazil is the fourth largest country in the world. It’s also the home of Amazonia, the term given to the Amazon rainforest and surrounding lands. In the centre of the Amazonia region is Manaus, a bustling modern city. The rest of the region is 98% deep rainforest, one of the world’s most beautiful if scary places. Don’t forget to get back to civilization in time for Carnival, typically beginning the Friday before Ash Wednesday.