Brazil is both a tropical paradise and an exciting cultural destination with attractions for all tastes, from idyllic beach holidays and jungle explorations to world-class art museums and the pulsing rhythms of Rio’s Carnival.
Aram Yami Hotel
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Its architecture is classic Baroque, with elegant lines and twin bell towers, but it is best known for its stunning sacristy, a room almost completely lined in gold.
Location:R. do Carmo, 1 – Santo Antônio Além do Carmo, Salvador – BA, 40301-380, Brazil
As many of the workers were slaves and could only work at night after their regular labor was finished, the building progressed slowly for almost a century.
Location:Largo do Pelourinho, s/n – Pelourinho, Salvador – BA, 40026-280, Brazil
It is located in Salvador and has Bahian interiors with well-complemented furnishings and artwork.
Location:Largo do Cruzeiro de Sao Francisco 6 | Centro Histórico, Salvador, State of Bahia 40020-280, Brazil
Originally the church of the former Jesuit College was built between 1604 and 1656. The façade was faced with stone brought as ballast from Portugal, and the interior was decorated in Baroque style in the 18th century.
Location:Largo Terreiro de Jesus, s/n – Pelourinho, Salvador – BA, 40020-210, Brazil
It is the finest ensemble of 17th- and 18th-century colonial buildings in Latin America, so outstanding that it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Location:Cidade Alta, of Salvador
The upper and lower towns are linked by steep streets and a number of lifts, including the Plano Inclinado de Gonçalves (a funicular) and the Elevador Lacerda, a dramatic free-standing elevator that has become a landmark of Salvador.
Location:Praca Tomé de Souza, Salvador, Bahia
The museum also contains works by the sculptor-monk Agostinho de Jesus and paintings of the Cuzco school and works of the great colonial painters José Joaquim da Rocha, José Teófilo de Jesus, and Ricardo do Pilar.
Location:R. do Sodré, 28 – Dois de Julho, Salvador – BA, 40060-240, Brazil
It is in the nautical Marina Bay complex which is very large and really lovely, which has famous architecture by David Bastos and which has been remodeled by Sig Bergamin.
Location:Av. Lafayette Coutinho, 1010, Salvador – BA, 40015-160, Brazil
About five kilometers from the city center, overlooking one of Salvador’s best beaches, the lighthouse of Farol da Barra is a historic landmark, but also one of the favorite places to visit for locals because there are so many things to do here..
Location:Largo do Farol da Barra, S/N – Barra, Salvador – BA, 40140-650, Brazil
Americas Copacabana Hotel
Rio de Janeiro
Even the name of the beach alone conjures up images of partying, dancing, and cocktails! 🙂 Copacabana Beach is without a doubt one of the most iconic beaches in the world.
Location:Av. Atlântica – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-011 Brazil
It is perfect for plant lovers traveling to the city. With over 8,000 species of plants, it is hard not to be amazed as you explore Jardim Botânico.
Location:R. Jardim Botânico, 1008 – Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22460-030, Brazil
It offers delicious, sophisticated vegetarian dishes. Every day, chef Marcos Freitas, a native carioca and healthy food lover, uses his creativity to combine a variety of flavors to create the perfect recipes.
Location:R. Lopes Quintas, 37 – Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22460-010, Brazil
Tijuca Forest is to Rio what Central Park is to New York… except, Tijuca is a tropical rainforest. This 8,300 acre (3,358 hectares) park is home to waterfalls, varying terrain, 1,600 plant species, and over 350 different animal species.
Location:Estr. da Cascatinha, 850 – Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 20531-590, Brazil
Probably the most iconic statue in the world, Christ the Redeemer stands at 98 feet (30 m) tall. Looming over Rio de Janeiro at a staggering total height of 2,300 feet, it’s easily one of the best things to see. Plus, talk about a view!
Location:Parque Nacional da Tijuca – Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brazil
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A two-part cable car trip to the top offers 360-degree views of the city, as well as the surrounding ocean and lush green forests.
Location:Gondola lift station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Thanks to the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, this stadium in Rio has become well known to people all over the world. Built-in 1950, the stadium has 78,000 seats and is a popular venue for lots of sporting events.
Location:Av. Pres. Castelo Branco, Portão 3 Portao 3 – Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20271-130 Brazil
It is the gastronomic hub of Chácara Tropical; a complex selling a variety of garden products and decorations. As such, the restaurant itself is located in a green environment, surrounded by beautiful plants in a very serene atmosphere.
Location:Av. Pres. Vargas, 482 – Centro, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 20051-001, Brazil
It’s definitely worth spending some time exploring the city’s varied museums. For amazing art, check out the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, or maybe the Museum of Modern Art.
Location:Av. Rio Branco 199 Rio de Janeiro – RJ 20040-008 Brazil
For a real treat, wander the picturesque streets of Santa Teresa – one of the prettiest neighborhoods in Rio. The colorful streets are full of charm and are famed for being particularly artsy.
Location:Santa Teresa Rio de Janeiro
Pousada Ilha Faceira
A flight over the beaches and rainforests, dropping low over the lagoons, is spectacular, with a handful of local clubs offering tandem flights suitable for all ages, as well as classes leading to full paraglide certification.
Location:R. João Antônio da Silveira, 201 – Lagoa da Conceição, Florianópolis – SC, 88062-150, Brazil
Rio Vermelho State Park (or as it is better known here – Parque Florestal do Rio Vermelho) is an ecologically clean area, covered by dense and moist Atlantic broadleaf forests.
Location:Rod. João Gualberto Soares, s/n – São João do Rio Vermelho, Florianópolis – SC, 88010-102, Brazil