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Stunning Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Brazil

Stunning Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Brazil

Posted by Shanelle Weir on June 28, 2014

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is in full swing, and people from all over the world are in Brazil cheering on their home teams.

Twelve cities all over Brazil are hosting the World Cup matches, which will continue through July 13: Manaus, Fortaleza, Rio de Janeiro, Natal, Recife, Salvador, Brasilia, Cuiaba, Belo Horizonte, Sao Paulo, Curitiba, and Porto Alegre. 

But Brazil is home to much more than just the World Cup host cities. From the exotic wilderness of the Amazon to charming Colonial villages to stunning white-sand beaches of Rio, Brazil a vibrant, diverse, and stunning country.

 

Rio is one of the most popular cities to visit during the World Cup.

 

 

The city is famous for its iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.

Even the favelas (slums) in Rio are beautiful in their own way.

 

Rio is world-famous for its incredible beaches, and Cariocas (people who live in Rio) are totally immersed in beach culture.

 

There are even impromptu dance parties on Rio's beaches.

 

Fortaleza is another coastal city in northeastern Brazil that's renowned for its beautiful beaches.

 

As is Natal, another city in northeastern Brazil. Sensing a pattern here?

 

There also incredible sand dunes in Natal, which can be explored by camel or dune buggy.

Iguaçu Falls, which sits at the border of Argentina, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.

Though the Amazon River is teeming with wildlife, it can be incredibly peaceful.

 

Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, is considered the unofficial culinary capital of Brazil, with excellent restaurants like the Fogo de Chao Brazilian churrascaria (pictured) and Michelin-starred D.O.M.

And let's not forget about Carnival, the world-famous celebration which takes place every year before Lent.

 

 

So, when are we leaving?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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