Brazil is a beautiful country full of gorgeous places to see. From natural wonders to new architecture there are many places that should be top of your lists to see on your trip, here are a few of our favorites:
On the border of Brazil, Guyana, and Venezuela, lies a gorgeous rock formation full of rivers and waterfalls that even served as inspiration for Disney/Pixar’s movie, “Up.” You can spend around seven to ten days hiking up Mount Roraima, but the view is worth it and the trip back is much shorter – only two days, and full of glorious waterfall baths.
Museu do Amanhã, Rio de Janeiro
Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) was created to modernize its harbor in time for the 2016 Olympic Games. It’s design is worth seeing alone, but the museum inside is equally as intriguing.
The Iguazu Falls
More than 270 smaller individual waterfalls create the Iguazu Falls. Most are on the Argentine side, however from the tourist walkways on the Brazilian side in Brazil’s Iguazu National Park, you get an amazing panoramic view, albeit a wet one.
Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro
What used to be a private estate is now a stunning public park in the Jardim Botanico neighborhood. Spend a quiet afternoon walking the grounds or grab a tasty lunch at Olympe down the street.
The historic center in the city of Salvador in Bahia state is lined with photographic brightly colored buildings and beautiful stucco facades. This unique spot is a conglomeration of European, African, and indigenous cultures and makes a great spot to visit.
Tanguá Park, Curitiba
Talk about creating treasure from trash. This former rubble recycling plant and industrial disposal site is now a stunning tourist attraction. Complete with a jogging track, bike path and waterfall – this is a site you won’t want to miss.
Jardim das Sensações
A mighty greenhouse surrounded by thousands of flowers give way to an incredible outdoor experience. Visitors can opt for a blindfolded experience allowing them to enjoy the plants inside the glass and iron structure by feel and smell. It’s very interesting place to take the kids.
Hotel Unique, São Paulo
São Paulo’s Hotel Unique is a place worth checking into for a night! The half-moon shape creates interesting curves walls and there’s a bright-red rooftop pool perfect for your Instagram selfie.
Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro
Of course, you can’t leave Brazil without seeing the iconic statue located in Rio de Janeiro. With arms spread wide, the 98-foot statue is a must-see. For a really unique experience, try a helicopter tour.
Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro
While in Rio, get the best view of the city from 1,300 feet overhead in the cable cars on top of Sugarloaf Mountain. You’ll see a full panoramic view that you’ll remember forever.
Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro
For stunning views of the iconic Portuguese pavement and exclusive access to beautiful beach with lounge chairs and umbrella service, book a room at the Copacabana Palace Hotel.
Fernando de Noronha
This exclusive spot is worth the effort to get there. It’s located 200 miles off Brazil’s coast, and you’ll feel like you have the island and i’s white sandy beaches all to yourself.
Escadaria Selaron, Rio de Janeiro
These bright and beautiful mosaic stairs are a staple on any Brazil travele’s list. The rest between Rio’s Lapa and Santa Teresa neighborhoods waiting for your perfect photo op.
A trip to Brazil wouldn’t be complete without an experience in the world’s largest and most biodiverse natural reserve. You may even catch sight of jaguars, pink dolphins, and giant otters!
There are many stunning places to visit while in Brazil. Get started on learning Brazilian Portuguese today, and easily navigate Brazil to see all of the beautiful places it has to offer.