Fernando de Noronha (Portuguese pronunciation: [feʁˈnɐ̃du d(ʒ)i noˈɾoɲɐ]) is an archipelago of 21 islands and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, 354 km (220 mi) offshore from the Brazilian coast. The archipelago's name is a corruption of the name of the Portuguese merchant Fernão de Loronha, to whom it was given by the Portuguese crown for services rendered regarding wood imported from Brazil.
Iguazu falls (Cataratas do Iguaçu). The sleepy border town Foz do Iguacu became of significance in the 1970s, when the nearby Itaipu dam was built. Today, Foz do Iguacu is the Brazilian tourist service station of the national park (both in Brazil and Argentina).
Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, in Maranhão State, is one of Brazil's top natural attractions. It is an ecosystem formed of white sand dunes which cover 383,000 acres and look like bedsheets (lençóis in Portuguese) spread out on the Northeastern coast.
Copacabana (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɔpakɐˈbɐ̃nɐ, ko-, -pɐ-, -kaˈ-]) is a bairro (neighbourhood) located in the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is known for its 4 km (2.5 miles) balneario beach, which is one of the most famous in the world.
Santa Teresa (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsɐ̃tɐ teˈɾezɐ]) is the name of a neighborhood in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is located on top of the Santa Teresa hill, by the centre of Rio, and is famous for its winding, narrow streets which are a favourite spot for artists and tourists.
Ibirapuera Park is known as the “Central Park” in São Paulo, Brazil. This park was founded on August 21, 1954 to celebrate the 400th birthday of São Paulo’s City. Ibirapuera Park covers an area of 390 acres (158 hectares), and is surrounded by a busy neighborhood with some of the most popular attractions in São Paulo.
Guanabara Bay (Portuguese: Baía de Guanabara, IPA: ) is an oceanic bay located in Southeast Brazil in the state of Rio de Janeiro. On its western shore lies the city of Rio de Janeiro and Duque de Caxias, and on its eastern shore the cities of Niterói and São Gonçalo.
The Iguazu River rises near the city of Curitiba. For most of its course, the river flows through Brazil; however, most of the falls are on the Argentine side. Below its confluence with the San Antonio River, the Iguazu River forms the boundary between Argentina and Brazil.
Pinacoteca is a museum of visual arts, with emphasis on Brazilian production since the nineteenth century. It belongs to the São Paulo State Secretariat of Culture. It was founded in 1905 by the State Government of São Paulo and it is the oldest art museum in the city.
Located at the top of Corcovado Mountain in Tijuca National Park this great statue stands 2330 feet tall, holding the city of Rio in his arms. This is one of the most famous and most visited monuments in the world. There are two ways of getting to the top of Corcovado mountain.
On the evening of 7 January 1897, a large crowd of people filed into Manaus’s new landmark: the Amazon Theatre. The crowd was giddy with excitement, and understandably so. Few cities anywhere in the world had made the construction of a theatre – in this case, one which took nearly 20 years to finish – so central to their aspirations to urban greatness.
The Bay of All Saints (Portuguese: Baía de Todos os Santos), also known as All Saints' Bay and Todos os Santos Bay, is the principal bay of the Brazilian state of Bahia, to which it gave its name. Todos os Santos Bay sits on the eastern coast of Brazil, surrounding part of Bahia's capital Salvador and opening to the Atlantic Ocean.