Brazil
  • Imperial Petropolis (Rio de Janeiro)

    Once the summer residence of Brazil’s Emperor Dom Pedro Petrópolis is an hour’s drive from Rio de Ja...

  • Afro Brazilian Museum (Salvador da Bahia)

    This museum displays the African culture and heritage of Brazil. Courtesy of the Brazil Tourism Bo...

  • Alameda Itu and Rua Augusta (Sao Paulo)

    These two streets have some of the finest shopping in Sao Paolo. Courtesy of the Brazil Tourism Bo...

  • Amazon (Manaus)

    Everyone's heard of the Amazon, and you will not be disappointed by the real thing. There's...

  • Armacao, Ossos, and Manguinhos (Buzios)

    Armacao, Ossos, and Manguinhos make up the resort area called Buzios. There are plenty of great bea...

  • Avenida Paulista (Sao Paulo)

    Beyond its economic importance, the São Paulo Avenue (Avenida Paulista) offers a great variety of c...

  • Barra (Salvador da Bahia)

    The Barra in Salvador is a good place to go if you want to do some barhopping. It is pretty safe an...

  • Beach Park (Fortaleza)

    Beach Park in Fortaleza is one of the largest (and best) waterparks in the world. Courtesy of the ...

  • Beto Carrero World  (Curitiba)

    Beto Carrero World is a top class amusement park resort. Roller coasters to relaxation, you have it...

  • Bom Abrigo Beach (Florianopolis)

    Located in the neighborhood of same name, it is one of the most beautiful of Florianópolis, with cal...

  • Botanical Gardens (Curitiba)

    This 245,000 m2 park, opened in 1991, features a huge glass pavilion patterned after the 19th centur...

  • Botanical Gardens (Jardim Botanico)  (Rio de Janeiro)

    Rio de Janeiro's Botanical Gardens were created in 1808 by the Prince Regent D. João of Portugal as ...

  • Boulevard 161 (Salvador da Bahia)

    Boulevard 161 offers some good shopping. At some places it may seem a bit overpriced, but many deal...

  • Brennand Ceramics Workshops (Recife)

    These workshops sell the finest ceramic tile. Courtesy of the Brazil Tourism Board...

  • Buriti Palace (Brasilia)

    The statue of a wolf feeding the twins Rômulo and Remo, that adorns the Buriti Palace, is a replica ...

  • Butanta Institute Snake Farm (Sao Paulo)

    The Butantan Institute has the largest collection of snakes in the tropical New World; some 50,000 s...

  • Buzios (Rio de Janeiro)

    Just 105 miles from Rio de Janeiro, a pleasant 2-hour trip takes you to the peninsula of Búzios, who...

  • Cabo (Recife)

    Cabo is only 30 kilometers from Recife and offers beaches at Gaibu, a fort, and a museum. Courtesy...

  • Cabo Branco and Lighthouse (Joao Pessoa)

    The nearby Cabo Branco, far more imposing with its high bluff and lighthouse, is the ideal place to ...

  • Candelaria Church and Gloria Church (Rio de Janeiro)

    Both of these churches are known for their extraordinary art and architecture. Courtesy of the Bra...

  • Candomble Ceremony (Salvador da Bahia)

    This ceremony demonstrates the African religious culture of the city. Courtesy of the Brazil Touri...

  • Canela, Gramado, and Nova Hamburgo (Porto Alegre)

    A drive north of Porto Alegre will take you to these three towns. After passing fields of corn, pot...

  • Canoa Quebrada (Fortaleza)

    Canoa Quebrada is blessed with beautiful beaches backed by eroded cliffs called Falesias. Canoa Que...

  • Canyon Guartela (Curitiba)

    This park was created in March of 1992 with the objective to protect the local ecosystem. The water...

  • Capela Dourada (Golden Chapel) (Recife)

    The best expression of baroque architecture in Recife. Its entrance is totally covered in painting...

  • Capoeira (Salvador da Bahia)

    Originally Capeoira was created by African slaves in Brazil. It was used for combat and then became...

  • Capoeira Dancers (Salvador da Bahia)

    The streets of Bahia are frequently lined with entertainment and history in the form of Capoeira, th...

  • Carlos Costa Pinto Museum (Salvador da Bahia)

    This is one of the many museums that gives a better understanding of the culture. Courtesy of the ...

  • Carmen Miranda Museum (Rio de Janeiro)

    This is just one of Rio's fascinating museums. It holds Carmen Miranda's costumes and fruit...

  • Caruaru (Recife)

    On Friday through Sunday this town is a great place to come for the big markets at the figurative ar...

  • Casa de Cultura (Recife)

    This shopping mall used to be an old prison. Courtesy of the Brazil Tourism Board...

  • Casa do Bandeirante (Sao Paulo)

    This 17th century house contains artifacts and displays from Brazil's age of internal exploratio...

  • Cathedral (Brasilia)

    This cathedral was designed by Oscar Niemeyer and boasts some beautiful stained glass windows that w...

  • Church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo (Belo Horizonte)

    Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Landmark of Ouro Preto, this church is an example of Antonio Fr...

  • Church of Sao Francisco (Belo Horizonte)

    This church contains paintings by Portinari and is also designed by the famous Brazilian architect, ...

  • Cidade Velha (Belem)

    Cidade Velha is the old part of Belem which contains some old French-style mansions. Courtesy of t...

  • CIGS zoo (Manaus)

    CIGS Zoo is a good place to see Amazon wildlife without having to go into the rain forest. Courtes...

  • City Memorial (Curitiba)

    This 5000 m2 facility, designed by the architect Fernando Popp, is a space dedicated to the arts, fo...

  • City Park (Brasilia)

    Larger then New York City's Central Park, the Sarah Kubitschek City Park (Brasilia's City Pa...

  • Congonhas  (Belo Horizonte)

    The town of Congonhas is 70 kilometers from Belo Horizonte and makes a good day trip. Its attractio...

  • Copacabana (Rio de Janeiro)

    The most famous of Brazil's beaches, the Copacabana, has even been immortalized with its own son...

  • Corcovado Mountain (Rio de Janeiro)

    Corcovado(Hunchback) Mountain, in Rio, has been the home of the Corcovado Railway since 1885. Even ...

  • Cumbuco (Fortaleza)

    Cumbuco is just one of Fortaleza's many superb beaches. Courtesy of the Brazil Tourism Board...

  • Dom Bosco Church (Brasilia)

    The Dom Bosco Church is considered one of the most beautiful in the world, and also has a very inter...

  • Edificio Italia (Sao Paulo)

    Grab an incredibly breathtaking view of Sao Paulo from the tallest building in the city, the Edifici...

  • Enchanted Park (Rio de Janeiro)

    Located just south of Copacabana, this is Rio's first theme park. Courtesy of the Brazil Touri...

  • Farol da Barra (Salvador da Bahia)

    This is a 16th century fort which overlooks the spot, claimed to be where Portuguese navigator, Cabr...

  • Favelas (Rio de Janeiro)

    Rio de Janeiro, like most third world cities, is experiencing a dramatic increase in population. Thi...

  • Ferradura (Buzios)

    This is a terrific place to windsurf when staying at Buzios. Courtesy of the Brazil Tourism Board...

  • Fine Arts Museum (Rio de Janeiro)

    With over 800 paintings and sculptures in its collection, this is a must-see museum in Rio. Be sure ...

  • Flamengo and Leblon (Rio de Janeiro)

    Flamengo beach, which heads south and then west from downtown, is very popular but has an emphasis o...

  • Flower Clock (Curitiba)

    Running since 1972, this 6 metre wide clock is set in a large flowerbed. The flowers are changed eve...

  • Fortaleza dos Reis Magos (Fort of the Magi) (Natal)

    This star-shaped fort was built in the 16th century and overlooks the wonderful beach, Praia Maio.

  • Genipabu Beach (Natal)

    Genipabu has long been a favorite of the local Brazilians, and gained real fame when the novela '...

  • Gilberto Salomao (Brasilia)

    Gilberto Salomao is where to go in Brasilia for nightlife- bars, restaurants, and discos. It is ver...

  • Goeldi Museum (Belem)

    The Goeldi Museum contains a zoo, botanical gardens, aquarium, and an ethnology museum. Courtesy o...

  • Guaiba River (Porto Alegre)

    This gives you a chance to see the city of Porto Alegre from the water along with the surrounding is...

  • Guaruja (Costa Verde)

    Guaruja has beautiful beaches and boat tours. It is located very close to Santos. Courtesy of the ...

  • H. Stern Gem Factory (Angra dos Reis)

    A well-known jewelry store that will let you tour its workshop, H. Stern is also believed to be the ...

  • Handicraft Fair (Brasilia)

    The Handicraft Fair, at the base of the TV Tower, is open on weekends and holidays and is the place ...

  • Icapui (Fortaleza)

    Icapui is another of Fortaleza's great beaches and an ideal spot for winding down and relaxing.<...

  • Icoaracy Village (Belem)

    Icoaracy Village is a small village located 25 km from Belém. It is known as the biggest ceramic ce...

  • Igarassu  (Joao Pessoa)

    Igarassu is one of the oldest cities of Brazil and is approximately 36km north of Recife . This sma...

  • Igreja do Bomfim (Salvador da Bahia)

    NOSSO SENHOR DO BONFIM CHURCH: Catholic or not it would be a sin to be in Salvador and not visit th...

  • Igreja Sao Francisco (Joao Pessoa)

    Igreja Sao Francisco is known for its architecture styles which show the influences of the Dutch, Fr...

  • Igreja Sao Francisco (Salvador da Bahia)

    A plain looking church on the outside, the Igreja Sao Francisco, in the Pelourinho, amazes the eye w...

  • Iguazu Falls (Iguazu Falls)

    The Iguaçu Falls are in the coastal mountains of Paraná and Santa Catarina Iguaçu. The name means "...

  • Ilha de Marajo (Belem)

    This is a large island located at a place where many rivers come together. It is considered an ecol...

  • Ilha Do Mel  (Curitiba)

    Ecological patrimony not only of the paranaense population, but of all the humanity, the Island of t...

  • Ilha Grande (Angra dos Reis)

    The Ilha Grande is a nature preserve with great beaches and is just a short drive from Angra Dos Rei...

  • Indian Museum (Museu do Indio) (Manaus)

    Each of the almost 200 Brazilian Indian groups display their ritual and utilitarian goods, ceramics,...

  • Ipanema (Rio de Janeiro)

    The Ipanema is a classier alternative to the Copacabana. There's some great entertainment and f...

  • Iracema Statue  (Fortaleza)

    A monument to the beautiful native Indian heroine of the novel "Iracema" by the immortal Ceará-born ...

  • Island of Itamaraca (Recife)

    One of the oldest churches in Brazil sits on this island, just 50 kilometers north of Recife. It is...

  • Itaguacu (Florianopolis)

    Its name flows of the Tupi-Guarani and it means big and round stone in the water. Beach of calm and...

  • Itaimbezinho Canyon (Porto Alegre)

    The biggest canyon in Brazil is near the border of the southern states of Santa Catarina and Rio Gra...

  • Itaipu Dam (Iguazu Falls)

    This dam is one of the largest hydroelectric works projects in the world. The tour of the dam, whic...

  • Itamaraca Island (Joao Pessoa)

    The island of Itamaraca, is separated from the continent by the "Santa Cruz" channel. Its roads are...

  • Itaparica (Salvador da Bahia)

    Just 45 minutes by ferry from Salvador, this island makes a great day trip for its beaches and excel...

  • Jaguanum Island  (Angra dos Reis)

    Swimming is the best past time on this little island, with its tepid waters and several beaches. The...

  • Jardim de Napoli (Sao Paulo)

    Jardim de Napoli, in Sao Paulo, serves excellent Italian food at very low prices. Courtesy of the ...

  • Jardim dos Namorados (Coco Beach) (Salvador da Bahia)

    Coco beach offers wonderful fishing, probably the best in Salvador. This beach is located at the ri...

  • Jazzmania (Rio de Janeiro)

    One of the best jazz clubs in Rio, Jazzmania features Brazilian and American artists. Courtesy of ...

  • JK Memorial Museum (Brasilia)

    The JK Memorial Museum was inaugurated on September 12, 1981. The Museum houses the crypt of the for...

  • Joao Fernandes and Joao Fernandinho Beaches (Buzios)

    These two beaches are known for great snorkeling. Courtesy of the Brazil Tourism Board...

  • Jockey Club (Sao Paulo)

    The jockey club is the premiere track in Sao Paulo, used primarily for Horse racing. If you like hor...

  • Jose Menino (Costa Verde)

    From October to February beautiful orchid gardens bloom in this town. Courtesy of the Brazil Touri...

  • Lagoa da Ordem (Curitiba)

    This area is Curitiba's beautifully preserved, historic section. Courtesy of the Brazil Touris...

  • Lagoinha Beach (Fortaleza)

    Seen from above, Lagoinha is one of most beautiful landscapes in the world, especially when the jang...

  • Lake January Ecological Park (Manaus)

    Just forty-five minutes by boat from Manaus, the park unites several ecosystems of the region and ...

  • Latin America Memorial (Sao Paulo)

    Projected by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, the Memorial is one of the most modern cultural...

  • Lighthouse of Mae Luiza (Natal)

    This lighthouse gives an exceptional view of Natal and its beaches. Courtesy of the Brazil Tourism...

  • Maracana Stadium (Rio de Janeiro)

    This stadium is the largest in the world, holding 200,000 fans. It's a great place to see a soc...

  • Mariana (Belo Horizonte)

    This is a town near Ouro Preto which has many baroque churches. Courtesy of the Brazil Tourism Boa...

  • McDonald's on Avenida Paulista (Sao Paulo)

    This McDonald's is one of the only restored millionaire's mansions remaining in this area.

  • Metropolitan Cathedral  (Florianopolis)

    A beautiful cathedral built in 1761.. A must see in Florianopolis....

  • Modelo Market (Mercado) (Salvador da Bahia)

    The market was constructed in the 19th century and today is a center for Bahia handicrafts as well a...

  • Morumbi, Eldorado, Iguatemi, and Ibirapuera (Sao Paulo)

    These are all great places to do some upscale shopping in Sao Paulo. Courtesy of the Brazil Touris...

  • Mucuripe Lighthouse  (Fortaleza)

    Slaves built the old Mucuripe Lighthouse in the baroque style, between 1840 and 1845. Constructed of...

  • Municipal Market (Manaus)

    This market, located on the river, is a good place to visit as fisherman drop off their fresh fish, ...

  • Municipal Park (Belo Horizonte)

    This park has 2,000 different species of trees. On Sunday mornings there is an arts-and-crafts fair...

  • Municipal Theater (Sao Paulo)

    The Municipal Theatre, built in 1911, is the place to go if you'd like to see an opera, ballet, ...

  • Municipal Theater (Rio de Janeiro)

    This theater holds performances in Rio. Courtesy of the Brazil Tourism Board...

  • Museu Abelardo Rodriques (Salvador da Bahia)

    This museum holds some exquisite colonial paintings. Courtesy of the Brazil Tourism Board...

  • Museu da Cidade (Salvador da Bahia)

    This museum shows the city's culture and is noted for its Yoruba tribal displays. Courtesy of ...

  • Museu de Arte da Bahia (Salvador da Bahia)

    This museum shows some of the city's history in its 17th century antiques. Courtesy of the Bra...

  • Museu de Reducoes (Belo Horizonte)

    The Museu de Reducoes is a Miniature Museum of Brazilian Architectural Treasures near Ouro Preto. ...

  • Museu do Indio (Cuiaba)

    This museum is located at the University of the Mato Grosso. Courtesy of the Brazil Tourism Board...

  • Museu Paraense (Curitiba)

    This is one of the several museums in Curitiba. It focuses on art-nouveau and has an interesting ex...

  • Museum of Contemporary Art (Sao Paulo)

    The Museum of Contemporary Art is one of the most impressive art museums in Brazil with works by Pic...

  • Museum of Modern Art  (Belo Horizonte)

    This museum offers some great modern art if your spending some time in Belo Horizonte. Courtesy of...

  • Natal Beaches (Natal)

    Natal, inelegant, but 'the city of the sun' sees more than 300 days of sunshine a year and h...

  • National History Museum (Rio de Janeiro)

    A former colonial arsenal, this is a must-see in Rio featuring a wonderful recreation of a colonial ...

  • Niteroi (Rio de Janeiro)

    Niteroi is mostly known for its wonderful beaches, Itaipu, Camboinhas, and Itacoatiara. It is a bus...

  • Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church and Convent (Angra dos Reis)

    The Nossa Senhora do Carmo church and convent is a beautiful, historic building to visit while in An...

  • Nova Friburgo (Rio de Janeiro)

    Beautiful flowers grow in this alpine mountain town which is only a day trip from Rio. Courtesy of...

  • Palacio da Justica (Brasilia)

    The Palacio da Justica is Brazil's Supreme Court Building and another fine example of modern arc...

  • Palacio das Artes (Belo Horizonte)

    This is a local handicraft museum. Courtesy of the Brazil Tourism Board...

  • Palacio do Congresso (Brasilia)

    Brazil's capitol building, the Palacio do Congresso, is a great example of modern architecture a...

  • Pantanal (Cuiaba)

    The Pantanal has an amazing assortment of all kinds of animals. There are all kinds of fish, birds,...

  • Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf Mtn.) (Rio de Janeiro)

    The Pao de Acucar, also known as the Sugar Loaf, has two cable cars that carry you up to a spectacu...

  • Paranagua (Curitiba)

    The train ride to Paranagua is a beautiful way to spend a few hours as you travel through mountain s...

  • Parati (Costa Verde)

    This colonial town, settled in 1650, is a genuine historical town. Automobile travel is not permitt...

  • Parque de Ibirapuera (Sao Paulo)

    Visit the stars and planets in this planetarium in Sao Paulo. Courtesy of the Brazil Tourism Board...

  • Parque de Ipiranga (Sao Paulo)

    One of the most interesting features of this park is the sturcture of the tomb of the nation's f...

  • Parque Farroupilha (Porto Alegre)

    This is an eighty-acre park in Porto Alegre. Courtesy of the Brazil Tourism Board...

  • Pelourinho (Salvador da Bahia)

    This part of town has a large collection or baroque period architecture. It has cobblestone streets...

  • Petropolis (Rio de Janeiro)

    Also known as the "Imperial City", Petropolis is a day trip from Rio. It was once a retreat for th...

  • Ponta Negra (Natal)

    Negra is a stretch of sand dunes just south of town. Few people are around until the weekend when i...

  • Ponta Seixas (Joao Pessoa)

    Seixas beach, the easternmost point of the Americas, enjoys the distinction of being illuminated by ...

  • Porto da Barra (Salvador da Bahia)

    The Porto da Barra is the closest beach to town in Salvador. It offers great swimming, diving, and ...

  • Praca da Republica (Sao Paulo)

    Right in the center of beautiful downtown, this is one of the cities most beautiful parks. It is lo...

  • Praia de Iracema (Fortaleza)

    Praia de Iracema is the part of town to spend your evening because of its great bars and excellent r...

  • Praia do Forte (Salvador da Bahia)

    This town sits next to the Sapiranga Ecological Reserve, some of the last remaining Atlantic rain fo...

  • Praia Maio (Natal)

    Maio is a beach that is protected by a reef which forms a natural aquarium. Fortaleza do Reis Magos...

  • Rio Negro Palace  (Manaus)

    The German Waldemar Scholz, a trader that had a rubber exporting company and rubber plantation, buil...

  • Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon  (Rio de Janeiro)

    Surrounded by luxurious homes and embraced by Christ the Redeemer, the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon is ...

  • Sacred Art Museum  (Sao Paulo)

    Located in Sao Paulo, the Sacred Art Museum has one of Brazil's largest collections of Brazilian...

  • Sambodrome (Rio de Janeiro)

    During Carnival week this is where the best costumes can be seen. Tickets should be purchased in ad...

  • Santa Felicidade  (Curitiba)

    Known as Curitiba's gastronomic district, Santa Felicidade is brimming with restaurants of all t...

  • Santo Antonio de Leverger (Cuiaba)

    Santo Antonio de Leverger is a day trip from Cuiaba and offers great river beaches. Courtesy of th...

  • Santos (Costa Verde)

    Santos is a small but gorgeous town with beautiful beaches and small islands stretching to Rio. Co...

  • Sao Bento Monastery (Rio de Janeiro)

    This monastery is another one of Rio's spiritual examples of good art and architecture. Courte...

  • Sao Jose da Coroa Grande (Recife)

    Great snorkeling and scuba diving can be enjoyed in this town, just 110 kilometers south of Recife.<...

  • Sao Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) (Sao Paulo)

    This is one of the best museums in Brazil with a large collection of works from Brazilian and Europe...

  • Se Cathedral (Sao Paulo)

    One of Brazil's oldest cathedral's, the Se Cathedral is a great example of historical archit...

  • Sepetiba Bay (Costa Verde)

    Sepetiba Bay is an hour from Rio and is mostly seen by those heading out on boat tours. Courtesy o...

  • Statue of the Bandeirantes (Sao Paulo)

    The Statue of the Bandeirantes commemorates the earliest explorers of Brazil, who came in search of ...

  • Teatro Amazonas (Manaus)

    After a long day of trekking through the Amazon, go see a show at this theatre that was built in 189...

  • Teatro da Paz (Belem)

    Teatro da Paz is a famous theater in Belem which has hosted many famous performers including Anna Pa...

  • Teatro Sao Pedro (Porto Alegre)

    Teatro Sao Pedro is Porto Alegre's oldest theater. Courtesy of the Brazil Tourism Board...

  • Teresopolis (Rio de Janeiro)

    This town is noted to be the climbing and hiking center of Brazil. It is a good day trip from Rio.<...

  • Tijuca Forest (Rio de Janeiro)

    The Tijuca Forest is the largest urban forest in the world and houses thousands of life forms includ...

  • Tropical Island Cruise (Rio de Janeiro)

    You will be taken by bus to Itacuruçá. This is approximately a 1 hour ride, and this is where the sc...

  • Ubatuba (Costa Verde)

    This is a popular beach resort on Costa Verde. Courtesy of the Brazil Tourism Board...

  • Ver o Peso Market (Belem)

    Ver-o-Peso is a unique market place which sells all kinds of exotic things. The market was designed...

  • Viaduto do Cha (Tea Bridge) (Sao Paulo)

    This bridge is one of the symbols of the city. Courtesy of the Brazil Tourism Board...

  • Vila Velha (Curitiba)

    Unusual rock formations and a crater lake are located in this park near Curitiba. A guide is recomm...

  • Wedding of the Waters (Manaus)

    As the clear waters of the Rio Negro meet the muddy waters of the Amazon, a unique spot called the W...