Ahe most beautiful cities in Brazil are a mix between beach and interior, modernity and touches of Portuguese colonialism or other countries. O Brazil is a huge, beautiful and majestic country, full of dazzling natural landscapes. The influence of the European people in the construction of their cities is notorious, more like the time, or the Brazilian people made their own contribution, coloring with their joy or more than five-year-old style of European costumes. Meet the 10 most beautiful cities in Brazil.
1. Rio de Janeiro
O Rio de Janeiro is a city of contrasts: the old colonial architecture or the past while the showy modern buildings give a vision of the future. Two frames, true postal cards, are confirmed in the entire world: the Sugar Loaf and the statue of Christ the Redeemer.
As a tourist destination, Rio does not depend on the seasons, once the weather is temperate or all year round, its attractions can be appreciated practically at any time of the year.
The tourist who seeks a place that also offers the sophisticated infrastructure of a modern city will find everything he wants in Rio de Janeiro. The fact that the city is located between a tropical forest and beaches, makes it possible for a unique variety of products to be offered in the same tourist destination.
The Historic Center of Paraty dates back to the 1820’s, when its streets had “pé de moleque” type pavements. With the presence of the waters, with the invasion of the sea in the lua cheia, with the coffee and cana culture, or with its pirates, the masonry will determine the layout of the Historic Center of Paraty.
The streets are all traced from the east to the west and from the north to the south. All the constructions of the dwellings were regulated by law, being able to pay with a fine or imprisonment, who disobeyed the determinations. A maçonaria deixou sua forte marks the facades with two leftovers with geometric designs, in relief.
The Historic Center, considered by UNESCO as “the most harmonious colonial architectural ensemble” is National Heritage taken by IPHAN. As its streets, protected by streams that prevent the passage of two cars, preserve its colonial charm, allied to a varied trade and very intense cultural and artistic expressions.
Blumenau is known throughout Brazil as one of the cities with the greatest Germanic influence in its culture and history. Founded in 1850 by German philosopher Hermann Bruno Otto Blumenau, the city keeps strong European characteristics, delighting visitors from Brazil and abroad for its architecture, gastronomy, nature, industries, beer and festivals.
Strategically located next to the important cities of Mercosul and the port structure of the State, it is a reference in education, infrastructure and skilled labor. The city is an excellent shopping center, offering products such as crystals and textile items, recognized nationally and internationally.
Known as the organizing city of large events and popular festivals, with professional infrastructure and headquarters of the largest Events Center in Santa Catarina, or Parque Vila Germânica. Blumenau is, without a doubt, in every attraction it organizes, a feast for the eyes.
Sacred and profane, Olinda is the city of religion and Carnival. The bell towers and towers of its centuries-old churches stand for the sky, creating a beautiful silhouette for those who admire the city of Longe. Quem a ve de perto, sit by the parallelepiped streets, or tremiliar do frevo and the maracatu drums that shake the Carnival of Olindense street.
The multi-colored facades, two houses, two centuries, 18 and 19, enchant our eyes that rise above and descend on the slopes of the city of Pernambuco and make the visitor certain that Olinda is always at the party, even out of season.
Daily, or badalar two but das igrejas lembra that the city also prays. Além da beauty das igrejas e da folia, Olinda offers a sem end of attractions for those who want to discover it. In three or four days it is possible to enjoy two main attractions, from churches and museums to regional food restaurants, boat shops and beaches.
5. Ouro Preto
Classified as a Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO, Ouro Preto preserves an architectural ensemble unequaled among Brazilian historical cities. Travelers are fascinated to walk through the countless stone slopes of the Center, to learn about the expressive colonial mansion and buildings such as Casa dos Contos, or Museu da Inconfidência, Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Pilar and Igreja de São Francisco de Assis.
But the place that so attracted history also shows its artistic vocation in various ateliers, in the precious stone shops and in the craft fairs.
The cultural program, with events such as the Mostra de Cinema, or the Winter Festival, or Tudo é Jazz, or the Fórum das Letras, reveals that Ouro Preto does not live just in the past. Also, the animation is renewed every year, during the lively Carnival of the street.
A mixture of races, cultures and creeds, which received generous doses of joy and syncretism, conferred on Salvador a unique and captivating astral that attracted Brazilians and foreigners throughout the year. It will not be seen, meanwhile, that the Bahian capital gains more brilliance, with the popular festivities that drag multidões behind religious images and, of course, two electric trios.
First capital of Brazil, Salvador brings together or presents the past in perfect harmony, taking into account the topography of the city – divided into Upper and Lower – makes it easy to map it and glimpse the attractions hidden in every corner.
It is in the upper part that is colorful Pelourinho, a historic neighborhood and listed by UNESCO as a Humanity Patrimony. In its streets and villages there are hundreds of houses, two centuries 17 and 18, that shelter from museums to candomblé terreiros, as well as Catholic temples that attract scholars from all over the world – this is the case of the Igreja de São Francisco, considered the richest baroque work in country.
Nenhum two 40 kilometers from the beaches of Maceió get to relax or visit. They are transparent waters, with nuances that go from clear green to turquoise blue, natural pools, golden sands and immense green spots, formed now by coconut palms, now by sugarcane farms. The North and South coasts, full of enchanting scenaries, guarantee tourists varied walks a short distance from two main hotels.
Likewise, it is worth walking along the edge, where you will find a good infrastructure with barracks and cadeiras to accommodate, a bike path and an immense calçadão where the famous tapioqueiras are located. Já Pajuçara is the starting point for the rafts that are the most visited natural aquarium in the city.
Longe da orla ficam as atracções culturalis, espalhadas by the Center of Maceió. São Igrejas in varied architectural styles – from Baroque to Gothic – and spaces that keep rich popular art from the Northeast. Also in the historic neighborhood of Jaraguá, an old Bohemian area, there are buildings from the 19th century, along with old houses and warehouses.
Attractions are not lacking in the capital of Ceará. Start by the beautiful central border formed by the Iracema, Meireles and Mucuripe beaches, joined by Beira Mar Avenue, a meeting point for tourists and residents at dusk. Also, the beaches of Fortaleza are one of the main reasons to visit the capital of Ceará.
11 kilometers from the Center, Praia do Futuro is perfect for a mergulho with a lot of mordomia – the various barracks offer not only the typical caranguejo patinhas, but also twelve water showers, cadeiras, guard-sóis and a lot of animation.
Around the city are guarded the dunes and the colorful falésias that face Ceará. Aboard bugues, they are appreciated on the beaches of Morro Branco and das Fontes, on the East Coast (or Sol Nascente). Over there is Porto das Dunas, or the cenário do Beach Park. O Litoral Oeste (Sol Poente) has as highlights the Cumbuco lagoons and the good winds, which attract fans of windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Diamantina’s fame came as the discovery of precious stones, when the city was still known as Arraial do Tejuco, we were in the 18th century. Even so, the diamonds that followed for Portugal were scarce, a region that continued in evidence – first, by account of her personalities, such as Chica da Silva, who learned that she had a rainy life or was marrying a Portuguese contractor; I am ex-president Juscelino Kubsticheck, or the most illustrious filho.
Depois, in function of the title of Cultural Patrimony of Humanity, granted by UNESCO in 1999 and that revealed to the world an untouched scenary formed by baroque churches and colonial mansion backed by streets paved in stone and illuminated by lamps.
Diamantina, porém, descortinou still has many other charms. Exhibit to exuberant molding formed by the Serra do Espinhaço, dotted with caves and cachoeiras; It is the tradition of cultural festivals, like the serestas that gave rise to the most famous event in the region, Vesperata.
10. Sao Luis
São Luís was founded by the French, in 1612, but later the Portuguese gave the capital of Maranhão its trademark – its beautiful architectural style. We are Lusitanos who leave as herança more than three thousand leftovers and get married who espalham pelas ruas e praças do Centro Histórico, not the neighborhood of Praia Grande.
Classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this part of the colonial house dated two centuries 18 and 19 takes a journey to a past of prosperity and ostentation.
Hoje, the old solar dos barões shelter cultural spaces, museums, shops and restaurants that preserve the colorful Portuguese tiles on their facades. The bars guarantee or stir on the nights of sixth and Saturday. Unfortunately, the conservation of boa part two imóveis left to discard.