About Rio De Janeiro - presentation, information, photos and recommendations
Rio de Janeiro (in Portuguese means "river of January") is a country and a city in southeastern Brazil. It is a common colloquial, and is also called the Rio. The city is famous for its beaches Copacabana and Ipanema, hotel located along them for the immense statue of Christ Redeemer ("Cristo Redentor") on Mount Corcovado and its annual carnival. The city's population is approximately 6.15 million inhabitants (2004), occupying an area of 1256 km ². The metropolitan area comprises a population of 10-13 million locuitori.Oraşul is often divided between its historic center (Centro), South Zone with its tourist attractions (beaches are known worldwide), North Zone, developed industrial area of West Barra da Tijuca and the new region.
Centro is the historic city center. Major tourist attractions are the Church of the Candelaria and modernist cathedral, the Municipal Theatre and several museums. Centro remains the heart of the city's business community. "Bondinho" a streetcar, departing from the central station, was passed by way of a Roman-style aqueduct, and rambles through the steep streets of the neighborhood adjacent to Santa Teresa.
Here are the Lapa district, known for nightlife. Compared to the beaches, it is more frequented by locals, is also here, during Carnival, held true parties in the street, reminiscent of Navy Day in Constanta or Bucharest revelioanele street. There is a very safe area, but the fun is guaranteed.
The area south of Rio de Janeiro is composed of several neighborhoods, including the São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, Arpoador, Copacabana and Leme, which make up the city's famous coastline. Neighborhood of Copacabana beach boasts one of the most spectacular New Year parties. Over two million spectators, crowd onto the sand, watch the firework. Since 2001, the fireworks are launched from ships, to make the event safer.
After Copacabana and Leme, Get on the district, which is bread Sugar Mountain (Pao of Açúcar "). The top can be reached by cable car, accessible from the Hill Climb (Morro da Urca), which offers a view of Mount Corcovado. The highest mountain is the city Gave da Pedra (Stone topsail) São Conrado (842m). Hang gliding is a popular activity on a nearby peak. After a short flight, they land on the Praia do Pepino beach in São Conrado.
In the North Zone of Rio Maracanã Stadium is located. Maracanã football stadium is the largest capacity in the world, originally built to house nearly 200,000 people. Later, the capacity has been reduced in accordance with safety rules, and were assured seats for all spectators. Currently undergoing renovations, will reach a capacity of about 120,000. Maracanã was the venue of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and competition of the Pan-American Games in 2007.
The North Zone is also Osvaldo Cruz Institute, dedicated to medical research, and Boa Vista park (in free translation: Belvedere), part of the Imperial Palace, home gardens. After the proclamation of the republic, the park was nationalized, and the palace was transformed into the National Museum, hosting exhibits historical, ethnological and archaeological.
West metropolitan area is the region most distant from the city center. It includes Barra da Tijuca neighborhood, Jacarepaguá, Campo Grande, Santa Cruz and Bangu. Barra da Tijuca remains an area of rapid growth, attracting mainly the richer sector of population, while in neighboring districts of the West Zone reveal differences between social classes. The area has industrial zones, but within it there is also some agricultural areas. In addition to Barra da Tijuca and Jacarepagua, another neighborhood with a high economic growth is Campo Grande. Some competitions of the 2007 Pan American Games were held in the Sports Center Miécimo da Silva, called "School" Algodão '", and others Stadium Italo del Cima Stadium, in Campo Grande.
The oldest western areas is Barra da Tijuca, a formerly undeveloped coastal area, which is now going through a period of modernization. Apartment blocks and shopping malls the area a cosmopolitan air, unlike the crowded downtown (Centro). Some businessmen have moved to Barra da Tijuca to take advantage of that fact. The large beaches of Barra da Tijuca are also popular among city dwellers. Barra da Tijuca is the place where the village is located in the 2007 Pan American Games.
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro offers more entertainment, including the famous Escolas Samba parade in "sambódromo" well-known 'Block carnival "that cross the entire city
Rio De Janeiro | Rio de Janeiro (in Portuguese means "river of January") is a country and a city in southeastern Brazil. It is a common colloquial, and is also called the Rio. The city is famous for its beaches Copacabana and Ipanema, hotel located along them for the immense
statue of Christ Redeemer ("Cristo Redentor") on Mount Corcovado and its annual carnival
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