Local Tip The stadium renovations for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup are completed! Take a tour of the stadium and the museum on non-game days..
Local Tip The Lagoa is the perfect place to go for a bike ride, jog or afternoon stroll. In the evening, you will also find live music at some of the outdoor restaurants.
The picturesque square of the Largo de Guimarães in Santa Teresa is an essential visit for those wanting to get a feel for the ninteenth century...more »
Like the East End of London or the more explicitly named Meatpacking District in New York, every modern city seems to have its once forlorn industrial zone given a good lick of paint and revamped...more »
Yoga means union. It is the union between the body and soul, the self and the supreme, bringing people to a state of harmony and peace with...more »
Day of the Indian - Dia do Indio – Every year, Rio de Janeiro joins all of Brazil to celebrate the rich cultural heritage that stems from the indigenous peoples of Brazil. It is estimated that at the time of European colonization of Brazil, there existed over 2000 Indian nations or tribes - many Indians died during this period, but many... more »
Easter - Pascoa – This holiday celebrates the Christian belief in the resurrection of Jesus. For many Brazilians, today marks a traditional day of gathering with family. Brazil is predominantly Catholic, so you will find that Easter and the preceding Holy Week is marked with observance of religious traditions associated with the faith --... more »
Tiradentes’ Day - Tiradentes – This holiday commemorates José Joaquim da Silva Xavier (1748 -1792), better known by his profession as Tiradentes (the tooth puller). He led the 1789 Minas Gerais conspiracy which was a precursor of Brazilian independence and was eventually recognized as a national hero of Brazil. Tiradentes efforts to... more »
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