Yoram Yasur: visit Rio de Janeiro

Yoram Yasur: Places of Rio de Janeiro that you should visit

Rio de Janeiro, known as Cidade Maravilhosa and the most popular in Brazil, fuses the tropical forests of the high mountains and the eternal paradisiacal beaches such as Ipanema or Copacabana. The tourist places of Rio de Janeiro are an explosive cocktail of contrasts, tropical beauty and also an increasing modernity during the last years. All supervised under the tutelage of Christ the Redeemer.

  • Botanical Garden

Yoram Yasur: The botanical gardens tend to become a present attraction in the most important cities of Brazil, and Rio could not be less. This paradise for nature lovers collects about 11 thousand different plant species, from an orchid to carnivorous plants or the famous imperial palm trees, in addition to numerous exhibitions of floral motifs, concerts and equipment for all botanists, from a laboratory to specialized libraries. It is recommended to visit at dawn to enjoy the awakening of this natural obligation in the heart of the city.

  • Santa Teresa

Yoram Yasur: The most bohemian neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro began as a bourgeois district in the eighteenth century to this day, in which the last electric train in the city is still underway (the Selaron station has good functions as a viewpoint). The neighborhood where the best caipirinhas of the city are made, has several attractions such as Parque das Ruinas, which includes a palace from the beginning of the 19th century. XX used as an artistic exhibition while the Largo dos Guimarâes is the square of the neighborhood, where the carnival of Rio began, crowded with restaurants where you can taste typical foods and shops in a neighborhood embraced by tropical vegetation and whose position favors the panoramic views of the city.

  • Ipanema

The famous song Garota de Ipanema was based on a girl who passed every day in front of the bar of Antonio Carlos Jovim, the author of it. And bars are not lacking in this luxurious district south of Rio, whose picture is possibly the most famous exotic image in the world. Long white sand beaches that merge with skyscrapers under the slopes of the mountains. With a well-known gay scene, Ipanema is a paradise for shopping, nightlife and also one of the most expensive in Latin America.

Yoram Yasur: Perhaps the beaches of Rio are the most musical in the world, judging from this one, the basis of the great success of Barry Manilow in the 70s, Copacabana, the most famous beach in Rio. Limits with Ipanema, and although you can attribute similar characteristics to the previous one, Copacabana is more artistic and cultural. From the Cathedral of the Virgen de la Candelaria, whose statue has Bolivian origins, to the climb to Cerro Calvario, Copacabana is an essential stop in the city. The night party, shops and restaurants are also insured.

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