About Rio de Janeiro in Brazil
Located on Guanabara Bay in the southeast of Brazil,
Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city and former capital of Brazil. It is a leading center of finance, commerce, communications, culture and transportation in the country.
It is also Brazil's second largest manufacturing centre after Sao Paulo.
Rio is renowned for its Guanabara Bay which is one of the world's most beautiful natural harbors. It has a population of around 6 million. Rio de Janeiro has a
warm and humid climate most of the time.
Rio de Janeiro is a city full of great attractions. Corcovado, also called Sugerloaf Mountain is a high mountain on top of which visitor can get a good view of Guanabara Bay and the city. Amsterdam Sauer Museum has a repetition of a mine, and a variety of precious stones and gems in many color. Botanical Gardens house over 6,000 kinds of plants, wildlife and insect.
National History Museum has a large collection of rare colonial artefacts and documents. National War Monument was built in the honour of the dead Brazilian soldiers in World War II. Monumento Cristo Redentor is a symbol of the city and of its people. Being one of the world's most famous beaches, Copacabana is worth a visit. Other tourist attractions include Carnival and Carnival Museum,
H. Stern Gem Museum, Museu Chácara do Céu and Sugar Loaf.