Saturday, September 10, 2011

Rio de Janeiro. Marvelous City.

Leblon - Rio de Janeiro

Sunset.  View fom Ipanema and Leblon Beaches.



Arcos da Lapa


Rio de Janeiro

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, boasting approximately 6.3 million people within the city proper, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world.

Rio de Janeiro is the most visited city in southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, and balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon.

Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer ('Cristo Redentor') atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world's largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American city hosts the event.[10] Rio's Maracanã Stadium will also host the final match for 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro will also host World Youth Day in 2013.

The Rio de Janeiro Brazil beachfront areas of Copacabana and Ipanema are well-known and where lots of tourists spend their travel time. Nevertheless, there are a few quite interesting ecological places near Rio de Janeiro and its borders that you ought to venture off to when vacationing in Rio de Janeiro.

Tijuca Forest National Park is the world’s biggest metropolitan forest. It contains 3,200 hectares, and is a couple kilometers from central Rio de Janeiro. Tijuca is the domicile of many rare varieties of plants and wildlife. Its attractions include the Cascatinha Waterfall, the Mayrink Chapel, the Excelsior Lookout Point, the Paul and Virginia Grotto, and the Fairy Lake. The 4×4 is likely the ideal means of transport to discover this area.

Right in the heart of Guanabara Bay, Paqueta is a semi-tropical island without automobiles: only cycles, horse-drawn carriages, very few streets and no noise. It’s largely unpolluted, provides excellent beaches, a fascinating flora and fauna, and wonderful elective trips: visit to Pedra da Moreninha (Moreninha Rock) or to Darke de Mattos Park.

The Botanical Gardens are an environmental sanctuary, housing rare species of tropical flora and fauna. It has six lakes with endemic species of lily, lotus, or papyrus. Friar Leandro’s Lake, recently reconditioned, is magnificent. Wild animals and resident birds are a steady presence, however the flora is yet more impressive. It has close to 8,300 specimens of trees and plants as well as a green house of insect-eating plants.

Burle Marx Site is a legacy of a important Brazilian botanist (Robert Burle Marx). The property and house of this site remain in Barra da Guaratiba, some kilometers from Rio centre, and shelters over 3,550 threatened and rare species of plants. Additionally, it supplies a huge assortment of social activities, and also a wonderful art assortment.

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