Rio de Janeiro - Brazil's capital
The capital of Brazil, the enchanting Rio de Janeiro,amazingly beautiful. Endless sandy beaches, surrounded by modern urban neighborhoods, ancient architecture harmoniously coexists with the highest skyscrapers, and not far from the very center of the capital - a unique tropical undergrowth.
A little history
The history of the future capital has its origins in 1502year. André Gonçalves, traveling by sea on the orders of the King for the purpose of inspection previously open land, saw the bay. It is a mistake, it was adopted it for the mouth of the river, but because she was given the name "Rio". The Portuguese has been called the new land the names of the saints who are responsible for this day. But on January 1 it was free, so the "Rio" was simply the words "de Janeiro» - January. In a translation from the native language of Rio de Janeiro literally means "river of January."
Where should go?
- The main attraction of Rio - the beaches. Therefore, they will be the first where you go. And first, a beach district of Barra is the Tijuca - Barra Beach. A huge and completely clean territory became a paradise for holidaymakers and surfers. Next place - the beach Grumari. Arriving here on a weekday, you can enjoy the beauty and silence. Copacabana Beach - a popular place for night-clubbers and rocky Preyng fully occupied surfers. It is always windy, but because high waves.
- Tijuca Park. A long time ago the capital was surrounded by lush forests, but today only 120 squares remained on the whole riot of greenery. This famous park Tijuca, declared nature reserve in 1961. Park is the largest forest located in the city. It has everything: magnificent waterfalls, and majestic centuries-old trees, and even wild animals. But its area entirely ennobled. And you can rest on special grounds, stroll along the elegant bridges and admire the fountains and beautiful lakes.
- Botanical Garden. One of the most popular among visitors to the city places. It was created In 1991 and located in an area of 240 thousand squares. In general, here it is dominated by the French style, so you can admire the miniature ponds and waterfalls. Of particular interest is the greenhouse, which occupies 458 square meters, while the interior is in the smallest details repeats tropical plantation. Externally, the greenhouse is a replica of "Crystal Palace", located in London. At the entrance you will meet a huge flower carpet, which grows wonderfully colorful flowers.
- Statue of Christ the Redeemer. It is a symbol not only of the capital but also the whole of Brazil. The statue is located at the highest point of the city, atop Corcovado Mountain. Construction of the monument took nine years. The project has developed Heitor da Silva Costa, but the idea was born in the mind of the artist Carlos Oswald. It was he who suggested to recreate the image of Christ, opened her arms and blessed country.