Brazil World Cup Tour: Rio de Janeiro

After the tied game for the US team, I’m kicking off to the next stop in our mini tour. There are twelve cities with twelve venues to showcase all amazing games for the World Cup. They are Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Cuiabá, Brasília, São Paulo, Fortaleza, Porto Alegre, Recife, Curitiba, Natal, and Manaus. I’m heading down to the liveliest one, Rio de Janeiro!

As the second largest city in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is home to 6.3 million people! The city is split into districts: Centro, Zona Sul (mentioned as South Zone), Zona Norte, Zona Oeste, Barra da Tijuca, Santa Cruz and Campo Grande. Everyone flocks for the beautiful beaches that helped to establish said city. The tourist end of the town is known as the South Zone. Here, you find all the typical tourist attractions, usually filled with vendors, music, and carnivals. You’ll also find Copacabana Beach there as well.

In fact, this lively city houses the biggest corporations and companies in the nation as well! This contribution is a huge factor for this city and boosts its stats as one of the most visited cities in the Southern globe. Along with the title of cultural hub, Rio is known for the Portuguese, English and French influence in its architecture, especially in its churches.
Christ the Redeemer is a well-known statue attraction. People have been known to attempt daredevil acrobatics and world records. This statue overlooks the city of Rio as a representation of Christ and world peace. This is the biggest icon in Rio. The representation and culture in the city shows why Rio is one of the biggest attractors for international events.

Folks, after the World Cup, we will see Rio again, but in 2016 for the Summer Olympics and Paralympics!



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