Brazil is in the spotlight with Olympics, and it has undoubtedly been a great vacation destination for many for decades. It is true that we all stay with a trip to Rio de Janeiro, without thinking about its many other possibilities, since in Brazil there are many interesting cities to visit that are waiting for us.
Today we will take a brief tour of four of the most important cities in Brazil to travel. From the best known to others that are not so touristy but also have their charm. From modern cities that have grown a lot to others that have areas of great historical value where there is much to see. Beyond the Olympic Games, in Brazil we have an incredible travel destination, with natural spaces of great value and lively cities.
Rio de Janeiro
We begin, of course, with the Olympic city and the favorite destination of tourists when they think of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro. Without a doubt there are many things to see and do in the most interesting city, with the incredible beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. In them, entertainment is already assured, since there are many activities around it, with great walks in which to enjoy the carefree spirit of the city.
A visit to Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer It is totally obligatory, and also from there we will have spectacular views of the Rio de Janeiro city from all angles. The climb to 'Pan de Azúcar', a mountain located in Guanabara Bay, is also famous, although quiet, because there is a funicular to take us. Once in the city, you will have to stroll through the modern neighborhood of Santa Teresa, where you will find the fashionable places and the most urban and modern atmosphere. Nor should you miss visiting the famous Maracana stadium, because football in this country is part of its DNA.
Sao Paulo is a modern city where we can find many skyscrapers and a very urban lifestyle. But in this city there is also a lot of entertainment. A walk through the Avenida Paulista It is perfect for those who love shopping, as there are many entertainment venues and very chic shops in which to spend the afternoon. In addition, in this area is the Museum of Art, so we easily make two visits, enjoying shopping and a bit of culture. Another museum that may be of interest is the Football Museum, for lovers of this sport.
If we want to have a panoramic view of the city we can go up to the Banespa Tower to take spectacular photos. On the other hand, gourmets will want to go to the municipal market to try local products and taste dishes in the premises that are inside. It is also good entertainment to go through the Ibirapuera Park, the great green lung of the city, a quiet place with many leisure and cultural activities.
Brasilia is a peculiar city, whose fame revolves around the figure of the architect Neimeyer, who has contributed to devising a modern city with incredible designs. The Monumental axis of the city It is the legacy of this architect and where the places of greatest interest are found, and it has been a World Heritage Site since 1987. In this axis we will find the Plaza and the Buriti Park with the JK Memorial and the Memorial of the Indigenous Peoples. We will continue through the TV Tower, to have panoramic views of the city. Then we can see the Cathedral and the National Museum, as well as the ministerial buildings and the Plaza de los Tres Poderes. A perfect city for lovers of architecture and modernity.
Salvador of Bahia
From a modern and designer city like Brasilia, we move on to one of the historically most important cities in this country, Salvador de Bahia. It was the first capital of Brazil, and therefore its old town is today a World Heritage Site. In this city there has been an incredible mix of cultures, and we immerse ourselves in a old town where we will be surprised by the large number of colors in their houses, creating a very personal image compared to other cities, which we can easily identify. A walk through the old town area is a must, with places such as the Municipal Square, Pelourinho or the Largo de Sao Francisco. We will not stop taking photos of the colorful buildings.
But this city is much more than its historical area. Undoubtedly another of the great attractions of Salvador de Bahía are its fifty kilometers of beaches and coast, to enjoy a great vacation. These sandy areas have wonderful landscapes with palm trees, with tropical and crystalline waters and with all kinds of entertainment, since many are beaches near the city. Puerto de la Barra is one of the most recommended for those who want to see the sandy areas in the area.