Best Places to Visit in Brazil

Brazil is a wonderful country. Its culture was influenced by Portuguese and African traditions. Latin American roots are also strongly present there. The diversity of cultures has directly affected Brazil tourism, so traveling around the country includes visiting carnivals and festivals, seeing cultural centers and attending religious places. In Brazil, destinations are diverse: you can see architectural monuments, museums, and the famous sambadromes.

When equipped with a proper preparation, absolutely all the excursions around the Brazil tourist attractions will bring you many positive emotions. Hence, you just have to choose which places you’ll pay close attention to. It is especially fascinating to combine historical monuments and natural wonders.

For our fellow travelers who are planning a trip to Brazil, we looked up information available and came up with our own list of the best places to visit in Brazil.

Christ the Redeemer

The statue of Christ the Redeemer is one the most recognizable Brazil’s places of interest. Millions of tourists strive to get to Rio de Janeiro in order to see this marvelous monument.

The statue construction began in 1922 and ended in 1931, with the opening ceremony timed to the 100th anniversary of Brazil’s independence. The idea of Christ’s open-armed figure belongs to Carlos Osvaldo, and the Christ’s embrace symbolizes His blessing. This 30-meter monument stands on an 8-meter pedestal. By the way, there is a chapel inside which adds even more charm to one of the best Brazil places to visit.

Indeed, for people visiting Brazil, Christ the Redeemer is a good place to start the tour. Although it’s not easy to find accommodation with a panoramic view on the monument, you can opt for a neat place situated in a short ride. For example, check this Injoy Hostel that is only 2.5 mi away! It has the nicest price as well!

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Iguazu Falls

Are you still thinking what to do in Brazil? Did you know that one of the world’s three greatest waterfalls stretches along the Argentinean border? It was discovered in the 16th century, when the European traveler Cabeza de Vaca wandered through the jungle searching for the legendary treasures of Eldorado.

The sight of this UNESCO heritage is breathtaking, no wonder it’s among the most popular places to visit in Brazil. You can take a walking tour across wooden bridges; just don’t forget your waterproof raincoat. You can also purchase a helicopter tour or a boat ride, the thrill is still guaranteed!

The most famous waterfall is called the Devil’s Throat. Thousands of tourists from all over the world fly to Brazil to stand on a suspension bridge and look into the very heart of hell. If you’d like to stay near the Iguazu Falls, check this 5-star luxurious Belmond Hotel das Cataratas. Here, you’ll get a full celebrity experience and view beautiful rainbows from water splashes all across the sky.

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Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro

When talking about the greatest cities in Brazil, we inevitably come back to Rio de Janeiro. Copacabana is one of the largest beaches in the world with the length of 6000 meters. Due to Rio de Janeiro’s unique climatic and geographical position, the weather here is wonderful regardless of the season. In Copacabana, there is a life-long summer!

Until 1920, the Copacabana region was separated from the rest of the city. There were unspoiled jungles with parrots and palm trees all around the mountain. The development of the beach started when a tunnel was cut through the rock. By 1950, Copacabana tourism skyrocketed, and this beach became one of the most prestigious and expensive places in Brazil.

Would you like to find a good accommodation for your Copacabana Brazil travel? We suggest you check this 3-star Windsor Martinique hotel,

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or perhaps this 4-star luxe Windsor California Hotel that is conveniently located on waterfront,

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or this 5-star Miramar Hotel by Windsor right across Copacabana Beach.

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The old town of São Luís

São Luís is one of the largest cities in Brazil with a population of over a million people. Are you interested in things to do in Brazil? Just visit São Luís and you will learn its long and fascinating history.

São Luís was founded on September 8th, 1612 by the French captain Daniel de la Touche. As the town started adding new streets and houses, the Dutch tried to conquer it. Although the French were able to defend São Luís, they had to surrender three years later to the Portuguese fleet.

To this day, there are more than 4000 buildings preserved in the historic city center. Here, you will enjoy the sights of the magnificent castles and palaces, multi-storey buildings with marble facades, and ordinary houses of middle-class people. Among other Brazil vacation spots, São Luís is a must. When looking for accommodation in this historic city, check Hotel Luzeiros São Luis – an excellent 5-star place close to the city center!

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Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

The final destination in our Brazil travel guide is magical Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. You’ll never forget this place. Due to its unique natural conditions, the snow-white sand dunes can be seen together with emerald-blue lagoons. They are constantly moving, too. The landscape changes every day and turns into something new.

The best time to visit this national park is from June to October, when the rainy season begins and the lakes reach their peak. Then, the desert comes to life. You’ll find fish in the lakes, see exotic birds, and if you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of hares or even moose in mangroves.

All in all, this is definitely one of the best places to visit in Brazil. By the way, Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is very close to São Luís! Be sure to find a hotel there and fulfill your love for history and nature!

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