Rio de Janeiro – one of the largest cities in Brazil, on a scale second only to S?o Paulo. The population of Rio de Janeiro is 6,323,037 people (2010). The city is situated on the Atlantic coast around Guanabara Bay, it is the cultural and industrial center of the country. Due to its unique landscapes of Rio de Janeiro is deservedly considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
About Rio Rio, many rush, as the heat in the sight of the black.
“God created the world in six days and on the seventh day he created Rio de Janeiro” – so the Brazilians like to talk about their delightful walking. Luxurious, ultra-modern buildings are easy to get along next to the poverty of the favelas, luxury hotels and many kilometers of beaches make you forget about everything and an amazing temperament of the Brazilians will not leave anyone indifferent … Noisy, contrast and endlessly sunny Rio earning it the nickname “Marvelous City”.
Rio de Janeiro is conveniently located along the shore of one of the most beautiful bays in the world, framed by the spectacular heights of granite rocks and the green hills. Quays and streets of the city is literally drowning in the lush greenery of exotic plants. Millions of tourists from all over the world come here to enjoy the stunningly beautiful scenery and yourself to feel the energy of this great city.
Panorama of the city, the statue of Christ the Iskupitelyavse
His poetic name city owes error Portuguese navigators who opened January 1, 1502 Guanabara Bay. Travelers took over the Bay estuary, and called it Rio de Janeiro, which is translated from Portuguese means “January River”. March 1, 1565 this place was founded by a military fort called San Sebastian de Rio de Janeiro. Since 1763, the city became the capital of Brazil, and held in this status for almost two centuries.
Today, Rio de Janeiro – one of the most important industrial, financial and cultural centers of the country. The city is home to more than 6 million people, is the second most populous city in Brazil after Sao Paulo. There are widespread mechanical engineering, shipbuilding, chemical, petroleum, pharmaceutical, wood industry, the city has even diamond-cutting factory.
Rio de Janeiro – a major transport hub of the country, a seaport city receives a huge number of cargo and passenger ships from various countries, in addition, the city has three railway stations and two large passenger airport.
Rio is deservedly considered the cultural capital of Brazil. For example, in the National Library contains more than two million books, among which there are rare examples of ancient manuscripts and manuscripts. The city has many theaters and museums, conservatories and music schools prepare theater and acting staff.
Of course, residents of Rio de Janeiro can not imagine my life without sports – football, as they themselves say, is the second Brazilian religion. In Rio it is one of the largest football stadiums in the world “Maracana”, built specially for the World Cup in 1960. In addition to football is very popular among Brazilians enjoy volleyball, tennis, surfing, sailing. In 2016 Rio de Janeiro will be the first city in the history of South America, the host Summer Olympics.
What to see
There is an interesting saying: “To see everything in Rio de Janeiro, to stay here forever.” The symbol of Rio de Janeiro, no doubt, is the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer, is installed on top of the Corcovado Mountain. The sculpture is 38 meters in height is one of the most popular monuments in the world, from the foot of the statue with a breathtaking view of the city.
It is impossible to imagine the landscape of Guanabara Bay without the famous mountain “Sugarloaf” – is another popular attraction of Rio de Janeiro. To get to the top of the mountain, you can use the cable car, which in itself is an interesting adventure?
Among the attractions of Rio de Janeiro beaches occupy a special place. Ipanema, Copacabana, Leblon – these words, many associate with the perfect holiday by the sea. Several kilometers of sandy beaches, dotted with bars and cafes, dazzling sun and infinite blue sea – this cocktail can easily make time to stop!
Do not forget that Rio de Janeiro – Brazil’s football heart. Fans of the sport just have to look at the legendary stadium “Maracana” – the largest football stadium world, whose capacity can reach 200 thousand people.
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