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    Rio de Janeiro

    by solopes Updated Jun 16, 2014

    I've just noticed that I posted a tip inviting to my pages about some top destinations in Brazil, and forgot... Rio de Janeiro.

    Well, we weren't lucky in our visit (lost luggage - wasted time), but I don't need to say that Rio de Janeiro is an absolute "Must see".

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    Maragogi

    by solopes Updated Dec 20, 2013

    It's quite an experience, crossing a large extension entering the sea, to anchor in a shallow beach crowded of emerging and sinking reefs.

    Diving, snorkeling or only bathing is a pleasure shared by hundreds of people, concentrated in a area that, being so large, sometimes seems here and there overcrowded. the protection of the reef and fish is took seriously, but that doesn't limit the fun. If you go the the northeast, Maragogi it's a great visit to consider.

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    Olinda

    by solopes Updated Dec 20, 2013

    Close to Recife, it's "impossible" to visit one without going to the other, but they are so different, that the visits complement well each other.

    Olinda is history and tradition, with Portuguese signs in each church, street or corner. Impossible to miss.

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    Recife

    by solopes Updated Dec 20, 2013

    I spent a week in Recife, more exactly in Boa Viagem beach.

    It was a good idea, because, with the help of a friendly taxi driver, i could visit Porto de Galinhas, Maragogi, Olinda, Itamaracá, Igarassu, and several beaches in Cabo de Santo Agostinho area. But Recife after each return and in the free days, had always something different to offer,"shortenning" the week.

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    Old Igarassu

    by solopes Updated Dec 12, 2013

    Being out of my plan, I visited Igarassu because, in my way to Itamaracá, the taxi driver suggested the detour.

    It was a good idea, not exactly because of the announced highlight (the oldest church in Brazil) but because of saint Antonio church and its museum.

    It's a quick visit and, you are passing nearby, I think you must also make the detour.

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    auto museum in Curitiba

    by gwened Written Nov 24, 2013

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    museu do automovél in the park Barigui of Curitiba is a must. Wonderful examples of the great cars/autos and I am a fan. So was here often ::) and the park is great see tip.

    you have over 150 cars, bikes, carriages on display here.
    The history of the Automobile Museum began in 1968, when a group of enthusiasts for antique automobile, founded the Club of automobiles and Mechanical Antiques of Paraná-CAAMP, aiming to bring together lovers of these old machines, encouraging its preservation.

    After eight years of activity, was founded in 1976 the Automobile Museum (currently one of the most expressive of its kind in the country), to expose to the public the collection of over 150 vehicles belonging to members of the CAAMP, constantly switched on 80 places the Museum and divided in category antique, vintage, and classic milestones.

    Worth mentioning among others: the FORD T Sport Runabout 1926, ERSKINE, FIAT 520 and STUDEBACKER 1928 HUPMOBILE Roadster Sport, 1930, FORD Roadster and CHEVROLET Master Sedan 1933, Amphibious JEEP and PEUGEOT 202B, 1942 CHEVROLET Style Line Station 1950, CADILLAC Eldorado 1953 and 1952 Presidential only existing model in Brazil.

    Still stand, a French caleça Rotschil of 1910, classics like the 1947 LINCOLN Continental, the McLaren M23 (donated by Philip Morris) with which Emerson Fittipaldi won Formula world champion 1974 1:0 pm, bicycles, motorcycles and various mechanical curiosities

    I tell its a beauty and if you love cars/bikes you need to be here when in town. For up to date info
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    caamp@museuautomovel.com.br

    the canopy entrance and you know its cars My Fords!!!! going back a model T Ford I think! Oldsmobile my uncles had them some more and a Cadillac
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    Parque Barigui

    by gwened Written Nov 24, 2013

    It has an area of 1.400.000 m2!!! continuosly open, and from an old lot it became a park in 1972. The park Barigui means "River of the thorny fruit" (the pine cone of Araucaria). The lakes help contain the Barigui River floods. It is considered the most attended park in the City

    Everybody comes here, while working in the city, I came to relax too and mingle with the local culture,and to my surprise many colleagues from work were found here too!!!

    sO MUCH to do here, the link even if in Portuguese will tell you all easily translated. its good for al lthe parks and sites in the city

    more on this site from the city
    http://www.curitiba-parana.net/parques/barigui.htm

    the lake the main resto and the city of Curitiba the lake and the boats wheel and city the lake and the jjogging trails
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    Cathedral Basilica of Nossa Senhora da Luz.

    by gwened Written Nov 24, 2013

    the main Church where the city of Curitiba was founded.
    The Cathedral Basilica Nossa Senhora da Luz of Curitiba is located in Tiradentes square. Is one of the most important cultural heritage of the city. Built from 1876 to 1893, in neo-Gothic style according to the design of French architect Alphone de Plas. Occupies the same site of the old array of 17 century, as well as that of its successor, built in 1720. Like its predecessors, the Cathedral is dedicated, and houses the image of Nossa Senhora da Luz dos Pinhais, patroness of Curitiba. Cathedral minor Basilica it is since September 8, 1993 at its 100th anniversary.

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    Lapa Stairs!

    by TRIBZER Written Aug 6, 2013

    Your trip to Brazil is never complete without a silly picture on the Lapa stairs (aka Escadaria Selaron). Let's put it this way, I don't care how many pictures you show me and stories you tell me about your experience; if you don't show me your picture on the stairs, I won't believe you've been to Brazil.

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    Christo Redentor

    by TRIBZER Written Aug 6, 2013

    Pamper yourself by dipping in Copcabana's lovely water for a few hours early in the morning and then head to Christ the Redeemer. You haven't been to Brazil if you didn't see (and climb!) this statue. It doesn't matter if you're unfit or suffer asthma, the moment you reach the top of this mountain and take a picture next to Christ is quite unforgettable- you'll be talking about it for months to come.

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    Igreja São Francisco de Assis.in São João del Rei

    by Paul2001 Updated Jul 28, 2013

    São João del Rei is often overlooked by the more charming towns of Ouro Preto and Tiradentes but it has enough sites to occupy an afternoon. The most important is probably the Igreja São Francisco de Assis. This large church dominates a square in the small colonial quarter of the town. The interior is awash in bright white paint and stunning sculptures carved by a pupil of the famed sculptor Aleigadinho. The church is open daily from 8am to 5:30pm. It costs R$2 to enter.

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    Porto das Galinhas

    by solopes Updated Aug 31, 2012

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    Brazil is big and diverse, so, there is plenty of choices for everything and everyone.

    For the beach lovers, the northeast offer summer all year round. Porto das Galinhas became one of the preferred destinations for the Portuguese and... with good reasons. The reefs are great.

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    Pinacoteca do Estado in Sao Paulo

    by Paul2001 Updated Aug 18, 2012

    The Pinacoteca do Estado is a very fine art gallery who's main focus is upon Brazilian art. As look would have it most of the gallery was closed for renovation at the time of my visit. Only the 20th century works were being exhibited at this time. These pieces were quite intriguing and still worth the visit. Laser Segall was my favourite. The musuem also host major exhibitions featuring overseas artists. On the ground floor there is a cafe which an outdoor patio that looks out onto a large and popular municpal park, the Parque de Luz.
    The Pinacoteca do Estado is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

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    Ipanema Beach

    by traveldave Updated Aug 7, 2012

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    The next beach over from Copacabana Beach is Ipanema Beach. Like Copacabana, Ipanema is the name of the beach and the neighborhood that fronts it. The Ipanema area is now the preferred neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro's moneyed elite. The apartment buildings that line the beach make up some of the most expensive real estate in the world. And some of the most chic and expensive restaurants, shops, and cafes in Rio de Janeiro are located in Ipanema.

    Also like Copacabana Beach, Ipanema Beach is crowded during the summer with the "beautiful people" of Rio de Janeiro. Surfers are particularly attracted to Ipanema Beach for waves that attain heights of nine feet (three meters). The American television network, the Travel Channel, named Ipanema Beach the sexiest beach in the world.

    To the west of Ipanema Beach loom the landmark twin peaks of Dois Irmãos, or the "Two Brothers." Ipanema is derived from the Tupi American Indian word meaning "bad waters" because of poor fishing off the beach due to stronge waves and currents.

    The Ipanema area was made famous by the 1960s hit song, The Girl From Ipanema, written by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes. The lyrics to the song were inspired by a real girl named Heloisa Pinheiro who used to walk past the songwriter's apartment every day on her way to the beach.

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    Christ the Redeemer

    by traveldave Updated Aug 7, 2012

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    Rio de Janeiro's most prominent landmark is Christ the Redeemer statue, which is situated at the summit of 2,340-foot (713-meter) Corcovado Peak. In fact, the statue has become an iconic symbol of not only Rio de Janeiro, but of Brazil as a whole.

    Made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, the 635-ton (576,062-kilogram) statue was constructed between 1922 and 1931. It was designed by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva and sculpted by French sculptor Paul Landowski. Christ the Redeemer is considered to be the largest Art Deco statue in the world. It is 130 feet (40 meters) tall, including its base, and the arms stretch 98 feet (30 meters).

    The peak can be reached by taking the two-and-a-half-mile (four-kilometer) Corcovado Railroad. Trains leave every few minutes from the station at Cosme Velho. The slow ride to the top of the peak passes through remant Atlantic rainforest in of Tijuca National Park. When the train tops out, a view spreads out below that literally takes the breath away.

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