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The City Of Carnival

Rio de Janeiro-the most popular city of Brazil, courtesy to its iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, the famous Copacabana Beach and colorful Rio Carnival. Rio came under Portuguese control in the early 18th century. It was declared capital of Republic of Brazil in 1834, a title which remain intact until the establishment of Brasilia in 1960. Book your ticket through BRAZIL TRAVEL AGENCY and enjoy this spectacular city of Brazil.

Brazilians call Rio de Janeiro as “Cidademarvilhosa”, meaning “the marvellous city.” The city which got its shape between Guanabara Bay and the Atlantic Ocean is breathtakingly beautiful. Rio de Janeiro, also known as Rio listed itself in the world heritage site of UNESCO for its spectacular landscape. The key features that  contributed such as Guanabara Bay, Tijuca National Park-a sprawling urban forest in the west, the famous Christ the Redeemer Statue, city’s 200 years old Botanical Garden are some of the unique beauty not only in Rio but also in the world.”Rio de Janeiro is also recognized for the artistic inspiration it has provided to musicians, landscapers, and urbanists”, UNESCO added. However, the recognition of UNESCO wasn’t solely for the natural setting of the city but also for the planned green space, urban cultural landscape and the right blend of architecture.


Today Rio de Janeiro is known for its beautiful mountains, gorgeous beaches, over the top nightlife and madness for football. But behind these, there is a long and rich history which explains the city.

It’s difficult to say when the first person arrived in Rio. The first Portuguese arrived in Brazil, in 1500. Rio’s history started two years later in 1502 when a Portuguese sailor crossed the Sugarloaf Mountain, entering to the Guanabara Bay. Though people were living at that place in that time that event marked as a new beginning for that place. The Portuguese confused Guanabara Bay with a river and the month were January, hence the name ‘Rio de Janeiro’ which means ‘January River”. The French had their foothold on the city all the way until 1567 when the Portuguese succeeded to expose the French, and Rio de Janeiro was officially founded. In course of time when Rio achieved independence from the Portuguese, the city expanded politically, culturally, economically and architecturally. In the 1960s the capital of Brazil was moved from Rio to Brasilia and later to Sao Paolo, to reduce the economic and financial pressure on Rio. Today along with its different ethnic groups, Rio is making its presence felt in the industrial, service and tourism sector.