The largest country in Latin America, the world’s largest exporter of coffee and home to the best football players. Yes, we are talking about colorful, multifaceted Brazil, a country with amazingly beautiful cities, paradise beaches, lush jungle and cheerful people.
Conditions of entry to Brazil
The Brazilian government allowed everyone to enter the country without restrictions. The only condition is arrival by air. At the border, you only need to present a passport, valid for more than six months from the date of entry, and insurance from Covid-19 that meets the following requirements:
- covers the entire duration of the trip;
- the minimum coverage amount is more than € 5000;
- the insurance text must be written in English or Portuguese.
Brazil is in the “green zone”, which means that you do not need to go to quarantine or take a PCR test upon returning to Ukraine.
Brazil has a huge number of natural, historical and architectural attractions. We talk about the top places in the country in this article.
Christ statue, Rio de Janeiro
The Christ the Savior Monument, 38 meters high, is a visiting card of Rio de Janeiro. Travellers from all over the world climb to the foot of the statue at the top of Mount Corcovado to enjoy the picturesque panorama of the bay and city.
Absolutely all components of the majestic monument, including the frame, were made in France. Each element was delivered to Brazil by rail. The inauguration of the statue took place in 1931.
Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro
One of the most mysterious and exotic places in Rio. From the top of the 396 m high mountain, a stunning view of the seascapes, the panorama of the night city and the famous statue of Christ open up. Sugarloaf is the second most important observation deck after Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro.
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
World-famous beach in Rio de Janeiro. A hangout center, a reflection of the spirit of Brazilian culture – bright, positive and fiery. The famous sand figures give additional colour to Copacabana. New sculptures regularly appear on the beach, which impresses both tourists and locals.
Cathedral of St. Sebastian, Rio de Janeiro
Rio’s structure looks like a Mayan pyramid, an industrial chimney, a headdress – anything but a cathedral. And that is what makes it one of the most interesting shrines in South America.
Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro
All the enchanting variety of Brazilian flora and fauna is presented in the botanical garden. On an area of 54 hectares – more than 6.5 thousand species of plantations, especially valuable, are on the verge of extinction. In addition to rich vegetation, it will be interesting to see monuments and architectural structures in the botanical garden.
Portuguese Royal Library, Rio de Janeiro
The Portuguese Royal Library has been operating since 1837 and is called so due to the largest number of Portuguese books (after Portugal, of course), which is constantly growing. The building was built in a neo-Manuelist style and is of particular interest.
Until the 60s of the 20th century, Buzios was a modest fishing village, but now it is a popular tourist destination. A heavenly place! More than 25 beaches, comfortable hotels, cafes, restaurants, surfing and kiting spots have transformed Buzios from a secluded village into a famous world-class resort. Tourists adore this place 180 km from Rio for its mix of provincial charm and first-class infrastructure, loud parties and incredible sunsets.
This unearthly beauty is located on the border of Brazil and Argentina and includes two parks – from the side of Brazil and Argentina. You can start your acquaintance with the city of Foz de Iguazu. However, the gardens are so close to each other that many tourists prefer to settle in the Argentinean town of Puerto Iguazu.
Bird Park, Foz do Iguacu
Almost all types of birds that exist in the country live here. The bird park is located near the Iguazu National Park and covers an area of 17 hectares. For 900 birds of more than 130 species and snakes, crocodiles, reptiles and exotic butterflies that also live here, they created a unique ecosystem, similar to the Amazon and the Pantanal.
A real architectural treasure! From above, Brasilia looks like a passenger plane, although its architect Lucio Costa claimed to have designed the city like a giant butterfly. Brasilia was built specifically to become the capital – it took approximately 60,000 builders 3.5 years to do so.
Interestingly, almost all of Brasilia’s iconic sights were created by one person – the architect Oscar Niemeyer. Palaces of the Supreme Court and Justice, the Presidential Palace of Alvorad and the vice president’s residence, the Jusselino Kubitschek Memorial, the buildings of the National Museum and the National Theater and many, many others.
Salvador de Bahia
The capital of the state of Bahia and Brazil’s first capital, Salvador de Bahia, has absorbed a vibrant cocktail of indigenous culture and traditions of Europeans and Africans. Here, in the 16th century, the first slave market was founded, where slaves were brought from Africa to work on sugar plantations.
You can see old colorful houses decorated with exquisite stucco mouldings in the historical centre of the city. UNESCO protects all this beauty.
The greatest and deepest river in the world. Excursions and tours of the Amazon usually start at the largest river port, Manaus, which is the capital of Amazonas. People come here for the river, the Aboriginal people and the impressive jungle. It is here that you can see how the dark Rio Negro river flows into the Amazon.
A huge number of attractions are focused in the capital of the state of Amazonas: the Museum of the Indians, the city theater (1896), the colossal Palacio place the Negro, the Church of San Sebastian, the Museum of Man, the Museum of Numismatics, the Teatro Amazonas opera house, numerous floating markets, as well as magnificent places with blue azulejo ceramics. 12 km from Manaus, you can see a unique natural phenomenon – the confluence of the Solimoes and Rio Negru rivers, their waters do not mix due to the different density and hundreds of kilometers flow side by side with multi-coloured ribbons.