Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred as Rio, is chosen as the host city of 2016 Summer Olympics or the Games of the XXXI Olympiad. Rio was the capital of Brazil from 1763 to 1815 and is currently the second largest city of Brazil. Besides being home to many universities and institutes, Rio is globally famous for the natural setting, balneario beaches, giant statue of Christ the Redeemer and tropical savanna climate. Especially, Rio de Janeiro attracts a lot of tourists on the world’s largest Carnaval in all its colorful and hedonistic bacchanalia. Let's discover the beautiful Paradise City through the following photos.
People hold the banner with an image of Christ the Redeemer which says “Rio de Janeiro loves you” as IOC members announced that Rio is the host for the 2016 Olympics.
Copacabana beach is famous for its comely crescent-shaped beach which stretches for almost four kilometers.
Carnaval is Brazil’s most famous party experience
Christ the Redeemer
Christ the Redeemer is the most recognizable symbol in Rio. The 40-meter-tall open-armed saviour is situated on the top of mountain of Corcovado.
Seen from the peak of Christ the Redeemer, Rio is considered the most beautiful city in the world.
National History Museum
The National History Museum, which displays the royal carriages and relics from imperial days, is located in a former 1764 arsenal in Centro.
Santa Teresa, which is set on the top of top of the Santa Teresa hill, is famous for 19th-century mansions, winding, narrow streets and old-fashioned trams.
The neighbourhoods of Rio are full of charming beaches, beautiful people, elegant boutiques and restaurants and bars.
Botafogo Beach in Guanabara Bay coast is strikingly preferred for its mesmerizing views and beautiful shopping complexes.
Situated in the north of Ipanema and Leblon, the saltwater Lagoa has 7km-long shoreline for running, walking and bike-riding.
Paige Taylor is interested in traveling. She loves to write about beautiful destinations and tourism events.