Information for Travelers
The largest country in South America, Brazil occupies almost half of the continent.
Its territory extends from the Amazon Basin in the north to the vineyards and the mighty Iguaçu Falls in the south.
Almost everything is in the southern hemisphere, and much of it is tropical, with vast expanses of rainforest teeming with exotic plants and wildlife.
The Atlantic coast of Brazil, with 7,400 kilometers of extension, is full of golden sand beaches and its interior is full of mineral resources.
For tourists, Brazil is 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 pulsating rhythms of Rio's carnival.
Gold from Brazilian mines still coats the churches of Portugal, the colonial power that ruled Brazil until 1822.
This strong Portuguese influence is evident in Brazil's colonial architecture, in the decorative arts, such as the tiles in its churches and convents, and in the language.
The landmark of Rio de Janeiro is the 38 m tall statue of Christ on Corcovado Hill.
The metropolis is famous for the popular beaches in the Copacabana and Ipanema neighborhoods and also for the huge exuberant carnival, which is celebrated with floats, dazzling costumes, samba and dances.
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