Rio de Janeiro city guide

Founded in 1565 on the South Atlantic coast by the Portuguese as a fortification against French privateers Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil. The Christ The Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain , Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and Maracana stadium are the famous landmarks of Rio de Janeiro. Most famous attraction around the world is the " Carnaval " Carnival celebration.

Best time to visit is the summer months for Brazil ( December to March , February is the hottest ) and the spring months ( September to November ).

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