RIO DE JANEIRO - HOT SUMMER SPOT FOR OLYMPIC SPORTS
Rio de Janeiro which is a enormous seashore city in Brazil, and the second most crowded municipality in Brazil and the sixth most populous in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's third most populous state.
Rio de janeiro was founded by Portugese In 1955, they make it as state of Brazil and a state of the Portuguese Empire in 1763.in 1815, portugese became a brazil. Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere and is well-known for its natural settings, Carnival, samba, bossa nova, and balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. In addition to the beaches, some of the most famous landmarks include the giant statue of, 38m Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf Mountain with its cable car, a granite monolith with cable cars to its summit and the Sambodromo (Sambadrome), a enduring grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world's largest football stadiums. Its rasping Carnival festival, featuring parade floats, colorful costumes and samba, is well thought-out the world’s largest.
Rio de Janeiro is on the far western part of a strip of Brazil's Atlantic coast close to the Tropic of Capricorn, where the shoreline is oriented east–west. Facing largely south, the city was founded on an inlet of this stretch of the coast, Guanabara Bay and its entrance is marked by a point of land called Sugar Loaf a "calling card" of the city.
Rio has a tropical climate that closely borders a tropical monsoon climate in keeping with the Koppen climate classification, and is regularly differentiated by long periods of heavy rain from December to March. In inland areas of the city, temperatures above 40 °C (104 °F) are common during the summer, though rarely for long periods, while maximum temperatures above 27 °C (81 °F) can occur on a monthly basis. Along the coast, the breeze, blowing onshore and offshore, moderates the temperature.
The official song of Rio de Janeiro is "Cidade Maravilhosa", which means "marvelous city". The song is considered as the civic anthem of Rio, and is always the favorite song during Rio's Carnival in February. Rio de Janeiro is with São Paulo, the main centre of the urban music movement in Brazil.
CULTURAL EVENTS IN RIO:
1. New Year's Eve:
At every 31 December, 2.5 million people get together at Copacabana Beach to celebrate New Year's in Rio de Janeiro. The crowd, mostly dressed in white, celebrates all night at the hundreds of different shows and events along the beach. It is the second largest celebration only next to the Carnival. People celebrate the New Year by sharing chilled champagne. It is considered good luck to shake the champagne bottle and spray around at midnight. Chilled champagne adds to the spirit of the festivities.
Carnaval, is an annual celebration in the Roman Catholic tradition that allows merry-making and red meat consumption before the more sober 40 days of Lent penance which terminates with Holy or Passion Week and Easter. The tradition of Carnaval parades was probably prejudiced by the French or German courts and the custom was brought by the Portuguese or Brazilian imperial families who had Bourbon and Austrian ancestors. Up until the time of the marchinhas, the revelry was more of a high class and Caucasian-led event.
3. Rock in Rio:
"Rock in Rio" is a music festival imagined by entrepreneur Roberto Medina for the first time in 1985, and since its creation, familiar as the largest music festival in the Latin world and the largest in the world, with 1.5 million people attending the first event, 700,000 attending the second and fourth, about 1.2 million attending the third.
GORGEOUS TOURIST SPOTS IN RIO:
Copacabana beach, located at the Atlantic shore, Fort Copacabana, built in 1914, is at the south end by Posto Seis and Fort Duque de Caxias, built in 1779, at the north end. One interest is that the lifeguard watchtower of Posto Seis never existed. Hotels, restaurants, bars, night clubs and residential buildings dot the promenade facing Avenida Atlantica.Copacabana Beach plays host to millions of revelers during the annual New Year's Eve celebrations and, in most years, has been the official venue of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.
Sugarloaf Mountain is a peak situated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean. Rising 396 meters above the harbor, its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined loaf sugar. It is well-known worldwide for its cableway and panoramic views of the city. More than a million tourists visit Sugarloaf every year to enjoy a breathtaking view of surrounding beaches, mountains and forests.
Corcovado Mountain towers over the vibrant Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. At first, the mountain was called Pinaculo da Tentacao, which translates to ‘Pinnacle of Temptation’. This has Biblical references and was chosen by the Portuguese settlers of centuries ago. Afterwards, it was renamed Corcovado, which refers to its ‘hunchback’ shape.
It is located west of Ipanema. In the north, it is bordered by Gávea and, in the west, by a towering hill called Dois Irmaos, which translates as "two brothers", because of its split peak. Leblon is adjacent to Ipanema but more exclusive, being the home of rich and famous people. The beach is quieter and more relaxed than the hip and trendy beach of Ipanema.
The Tijuca Forest Tour is probably one of the top 5 most popular tours in Rio de Janeiro city. The forest is considered to be the largest urban forest in the whole world. It represents 7% of the whole city`s territory, and it is also known as the lungs of Rio.
Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2016 Summer Paralympics—the first time a South American and Portuguese-speaking country will host these events, and the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city.