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Brazil Things to Do

  • Christ The Redeemer, Corcovado

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    I went there last December (high season). It was a very beautiful experience, apart from the crowds and overwhelming amount of selfie sticks. It's very hot up there, so make sure to bring water and a hat with you. There are shops at the top where you can buy souvenirs and snacks.

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  • Pelourinho

    4 out of 5 stars

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    The historical centre itself, which revolves around the Pelourinho quarter with its triangular place, is characterized by its fidelity to the 16th-century plan, the density of its monuments, and the homogeneity of its construction on a hilly and picturesque site which embellishes the urban scenery by providing steeply falling and ascending views of...

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  • Avenida Paulista

    4 out of 5 stars

    São Paulo Things to Do

    If you take your time to walk Avenida Paulista, the financial hub of Sao Paulo, you'll notice there are no shortage of sights, sounds, smells and sensory overload. There are places where artisans are selling their paintings, sculptures and crafts. These are often by the sides of the green space park plazas. The buildings are built with many...

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  • Take a trip along the river,...

    Manaus Things to Do

    You Can travel by boat along the Amazon river. It's about R$300,00 reais and you can be all day longer to see the river, the Aldeias, the animals. \you can take photos with the animals, bicho preguiça and Jacaré. Don't be afraid of them! You can eat in a restaurant on the water. The lunh is really good. Typical food. Come to Manaus and relax!

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  • Beaches

    Recife Things to Do

    A good option to visit Recife is to take a boat tour along Capibaribe river. "Catamaran Tours" offers a few options of tours. "Rio Capibaribe e suas pontes" (Capibaribe River and its bridges), "Recife e seus bairros" (Recife and its neighborhoods), "Ilha de Santo Aleixo" (Santo Aleixo Island), "Praia dos Carneiros" (Carneiros Beach) and "Ilha de...

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  • Gruta do Lago Azul

    Bonito Things to Do

    São 294 degraus que separam você de uma das paisagens mais famosas de Bonito. O cartão postal está tombado pelo Iphan e ainda guarda vários mistérios em suas águas…! A maior distância da superfície que um mergulhador já chegou foi 87 metros, a profundidade total ainda não é conhecida. Ah, antes de planejar a viagem, se escolher ir de avião, talvez...

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  • Sugarloaf Mountain - Pão de Açucar

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    One of the references of Rio de Janeiro, this enormous rock provides marvellous views over town, making mandatory the trip to its top. However, if you are coming from the breathtaking Corcovado, as we were, then those sensations are really diminished. The trip by cable car, divided in two steps, is for itself a good experience.

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  • Churches

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    A little away from the center of Salvador is a church called Nosso Senhor do Bomfim. That is a church build by portuguese sailors who survived a tropic storm on the way from Portugal to brazil and they build the church as a thank you for surviving the storm when they got ashore. Actually, the captain dedicated the rest of his life to building the...

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  • Beaches

    São Paulo Things to Do

    Santos is a very interesting place that I got to go 2 when I went to Brasil. Not too far from Sao Paulo and recommended if you can't make it 2 Rio (which I couldn't). Pros: Shopping areas close by, white sand beaches, fairly pretty area. Cons: Port so lots of large ships coming in constantly, somewhat polluted.

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  • Municipal Market

    Manaus Things to Do

    The Mercado Municipal is an expansive market building which stands on the bank of the Rio Negro. The 1882 building is inspired by the ‘Les Halles’ in Paris and covers more than 12.000 square meters. On a busy day, the market have around 40,000 visitors who come here to do their daily shopping. Fish (piranha, peacock bass, catfish, and others),...

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  • Recife Antigo

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Recife Things to Do

    A strong effort is being made in Recife's historical area, recuperating its most beautiful buildings. Before leaving Portugal, a friend told me that he didn't like Recife, because it was old, degraded, and dirty. But everything has a negative and a positive side: those old and degraded buildings they kept, are now the base of the good work that is...

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  • Copacabana

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    I'd read that Copacabana wasn't what it used to be, but I was very impressed. I loved the patterns on the pavement, the beach was very clean, with a great vibe. The best part are all the kiosks on the sidewalk selling coconut water, caipirinhas and snacks. People watching at its best!

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  • Lacerda Elevator

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    In 20 seconds, Elevador Lacerda (Lacerda Elevator) takes you from Praca Tome de Souza in Cidade Alta (the Upper City) to the Praca Cairu in Cidade Baixa (the Lower City). You travel more than 70 meters in one of the tallest public elevators in the world. Some 50.000 passengers make the trip every day (about 120 at a time) using four elevator. It's...

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  • Parque Ibirapuera

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    São Paulo Things to Do

    Designed in 1954, but built only in 2005, Auditório Ibirapuera is the work of the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer. The ultra-modern music hall is considered one of the best venues for concerts in São Paulo. It is located within Parque do Ibirapuera.

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  • Opera House, Museo do Indio

    Manaus Things to Do

    This remarkable place was built in the midst of the Amazon jungle in 1896 at the peak of the rubber boom. It took 15 years to construct. On entering a unique marble lobby is revealed inlaid with tropical hardwoods, there is a concert hall, and a beautiful mural in the upstairs ballroom. All materials were imported from Europe, including ironware,...

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  • Boa Viagem

    4 out of 5 stars

    Recife Things to Do

    We stayed at Boa Viagem, and took there most of our swims. The beach is long but not spectacular. The long reef along the coast protects from surf and sharks, but risks to make the bath very monotonous, specially in low tide, when it becomes almost a pool. People throws everything to the sand, but the local authorities make a good effort to clean...

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  • Ipanema

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    Ipanema, Copacabana or Leblon, for an out comer, are just names of successive areas of this beach (with Arpoador in the middle, standing as a geological "accident") . We stayed in Leblon, and walking to Copacabana, along Ipanema, allowed us to see how everybody gathers in the "Calçadão", the long and large foot way along the beaches.

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  • Beaches

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    The lighthouse in Salvador is sitting very pretty on a little cape just where the beaches begin. It plays an important part in the history of salvador and you hear it mentioned in songs very often. Lighthouse in portugese is "farol" by the way.

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  • Liberdade - Japan in São Paulo

    São Paulo Things to Do

    Liberdade District in Sao Paolo is home to a large number of Japanese (the largest single group outside of Japan). You can buy all sorts of snacks and authentic Japanese gifts in the many stores. There are also quite a few Koreans and Chinese in Liberdade. The entrance is marked by a nine metre tall red gate called a torii.

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  • Floating Dock (2)

    Manaus Things to Do

    Lots of sights and smells here in the fish market. Its not just fish, they also sell all kings of meats, fruits, veggies and other things. We got here around 3pm and things were starting to shut down, I guess they open early like 4am..There were 4 of us guys and although it was dirty we did not feel to threatened. Make sure to go and walk on the...

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  • Pottery Brennand

    Recife Things to Do

    Most of the best work of Brennand is exposed in the garden. Clearly obsessed by erotic shapes, there's a touch of Dali in some of the "crazy" compositions. The Taj Mahal is the central volume, and the fountains and walls frame it very well.

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  • Santa Teresa

    4 out of 5 stars

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    Hiding in the hills above the energetic Lapa, the winding roads of the Santa Teresa district are a great destination for those looking to spend time away from Rio’s beaches. Its collection of cafes, art shops and eclectic restaurants mean that it’s oft touted bohemian reputation is well earned. Unfortunately the Santa Teresa is not currently...

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  • Capoeira

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    Around the city you can witness locals showing off their capoeira skills. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art using dance and music. It requires a lot of upper body strength and looks really impressive. The clothing is also very bright and colourful as is most of Salvador itself.

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  • Flea markets

    São Paulo Things to Do

    This one belongs to "what to do " just as to "off the beaten path". The various artesanal fairs that spring up on weekends all over town. Here are three examples of inner city weekend fairs of high interest for those who don't want to go as far as to EMBU DAS ARTES ( see next tips) 1) Flea Market type fair on Saturdays only at Praça Benedito...

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  • Ponta Negra Beach

    4 out of 5 stars

    Manaus Things to Do

    The Amazon Theatre (Portuguese: Teatro Amazonas) was a great find, as I didn't even notice this when I was looking at the city on the internet before I left the UK. It was huge too, and probably the most well maintained building we saw here. It was completed after 15 years of work, in 1892, and was build during the peak of the rubber industries...

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  • Olinda

    Recife Things to Do

    It is not Recife, but it so close and so connected, that it would be a "crime" if I skip this information. Olinda deserves its own page, and you just need to follow the link.

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  • Carnaval

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    I don’t know what to say about Rio-Carnival.Net. We purchased tickets with them and ordered to be delivered to the hotel. I got an envelope at the Hotel Ibiza after waiting for two hours at lobby to realize the tickets were misplaced. The tickets were supposed to be for Sunday and instead we got Monday tickets. We called and called and could never...

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  • Barra

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    Forte Santa Maria is located at Porto da Barra, only 500 metres from the Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra (at the lighthouse). It is uncertain when the fort exactly was built, but it was during the government of D. Diogo Luís de Oliveria (1627-1635). The fort existed during the second Dutch invasion of Salvador in 1638, and was a part of the city...

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  • Catedral da Sé

    4 out of 5 stars

    São Paulo Things to Do

    So this beautiful cathedral stands on a square, but seems to be completely disconnected from it. The square is inhabited by drugs addicts, who hold their own church services OUTSIDE the church, while a priest sits under a tree taking confessions.

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  • The Zoo

    3 out of 5 stars

    Manaus Things to Do

    Visit the Manaus Zoo to see all of the Amazon animals, most of which you will nenver see in the Amazon. The zoo is run by the military and the enterence fee is 2R$. There are many amazing amazon animals and there are some bridges where you can walk right ovet the animal habitats. Well worth a visit!

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  • Instituto Brennand

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Recife Things to Do

    The main building houses a collection of art, focused in the influence of Netherlands in Brazil. It's a rich and beautiful collection, but for someone who knows what Portugal meant to the history and art of Brazil, it gives the idea that the Portuguese-Dutch conflict subsists. Some of my friends who had been there before, alerted me that the...

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  • Tijuca Forest

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    Please , dont waste the opportunity of admire our green areas. The Tijuca forest is part of the Tijuca National Park , the biggest forest park into an urban area , in the whole world. This is the heart (and also the lungs ) of Rio de Janeiro , an immense green labyrinth of landscapes that will make you nonplussed! Find a good guide to lead you...

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  • Praia do Forte - Tamar Project

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    Everyone in Salvador was saying how lovely Praia do Forte was, in fact, they were saying it in Rio too. The travel books made it seem like a small resort town. We've got enough of those here so I wasn't completely convinced until we got there. To ge there you'll need to take a tour from Salvador, hire a taxi for the day, or rent your own car......

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  • Museu de Arte de São Paulo

    4 out of 5 stars

    São Paulo Things to Do

    If you visit the museum MASP on a Sunday, you can also visit the outdoors antique market right under the museum. On the other side of the street you'll fins a handcraft market, food, beverages and ice creams for sale. It's a tasty and cheaper alternativ than going to a restaurant and it was definitely a tradition to me when I lived there, to visit...

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  • CAMP GREEN PLANET

    Manaus Things to Do

    As soon as we had checked into our Manaus hotel , we were literally "attacked " by tourist guides in the lobby wanting to sell us a jungle trip package.....It was sort of a "light" tourist trap , not really bad but also not what I would have anticipated. First thing , they took us to the "Meeting of the Waters" , the conflux of Rio Negro ( dark...

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  • Porto de Galinhas

    Recife Things to Do

    Near to Recife is Porto de Galinhas, a resort-town. Porto de Galinhas means Port of Chickens in Portuguese. Why chickens? Well, back in the 1880s, after slavery was banned, the bad bad plantation owners of this region still imported Africans from West Africa. But of course, they could not go out right and call them 'slaves' now. They used a...

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  • Downtown

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    I did a free walking tour of downtown Rio, which took me to all the landmarks, including Selaron steps, cinelandia, lapa, the municipal theatre, the national library, cathedral and more. There is a lot of history here, and the architecture is surprisingly beautiful. I wouldn't wander around this area at night though, or on the weekends by oneself.

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  • Cidade Baixa - Lower City

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    The autumm´s coming in Salvador...but it´s the perfect time for fun there & away. In the "Cidade Baixa" ( the rocky coast of the city) hotels are cheapest than in the beach side...No sand, but it´s not a problem...every hotel has a teleferic cabine that give you till a private dock where you can join hammocks, umbrellas, snorkel on cristal clean...

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  • Museu do Ipiranga and more Museums

    São Paulo Things to Do

    Tha public bank CAIXA has a nice museum/ art gallery in your building. There is always an art exposition at the lobby, but the most interesting part is at the 4th (or 6th?) floor. The museum contains all kind of stuff related to the history of the bank. You can see how was an bank agency from the end of the XIX century to the 70s. Calculators,...

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  • Bosque da Ciencia

    4 out of 5 stars

    Manaus Things to Do

    The National Institute of Amazon Research (INPA - INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE PESQUISAS DA AMAZÔNIA) was created in 1995 to develop scientific and technologic studies and to preserve amazonian species. You can visit INPA and check out expositions of amazonian vegetation, insects and projects developed by the researchers and also see some amazing...

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  • Casa da Cultura

    Recife Things to Do

    An old detention house, closed in 1973, was transformed under Brennand's supervision, in a shopping mall. The architecture was preserved, and the cells were occupied by dozens or small shops, selling local crafts. Even where interior walls were removed, to allow a little bigger shops, the look was maintained, only two lifts give a dispensable sign...

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  • Maracanã Soccer Stadium

    Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

    The main address of world sports, in the years to come, is Maracanã Stadium, most important venue for WC 2014 (as it was on 1950) and Olympics 2016. It's out of the touristic South Zone, but deserves a visit - maybe watching a footbaal match there, what about it? Most of the tickets and matches to come are announced here:...

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  • Mercado Modelo

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Salvador da Bahia Things to Do

    Mercado Modelo is a Salvador's largest market and one of Salvador's landmarks. An old covered market with the best selection of the artesanato in the city, is set on its own by the old harbour, across the road from the foot of Elevador Lacerda. It was built in 1861 and originally used as the customs house for shipments coming into port. In 1971 the...

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  • Churches

    São Paulo Things to Do

    If you like churches, the Sao Bento Basilica is a must see in Brazil. Visited by the pope in 2007, it has amazing architecture and an organ that houses 6000 sound pipes. Services are held on Sunday at 10am and there are gregorian chants at 7 in the morning.

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  • Customs House

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Manaus Things to Do

    ALFANDEGA means the customs and by chance the area was the first thing we looked at when taking our first walk in Manaus. At the time I didn't even know what these buildings represented and to be quite honest , up till today I don't know who had to pay customs and for what..... But these buildings date all from that Golden Age of Manaus on the...

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