Rio de Janeiro

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The Christ the Redeemer bless the wonderful city, an incredible sight!

About Rio de Janeiro

The Rio de Janeiro is a state on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern Brazil. Known for its tropical climate it is the scene of several cards known worldwide. Although the state of Rio de Janeiro is the smallest state in the Southeast and the 3rd smallest state of Brazil, its diversity attracts tourists from all over the world to know the Marvelous City.

With 92 cities, Rio de Janeiro is a delight in itself. Being a tourist city, Rio de Janeiro reserves several points attractions, restaurants and hotels to accommodate the amount of tourists that are installed in all seasons.

Although Rio de Janeiro is a tropical state and spend much of the year on a summer constant, there is also the rainy season that hit the spot. Normally the rains hit the Rio de Janeiro in the first month of the year, and often cause flooding in various parts of the state, the more that time is fleeting and rain to heat the place conducive for sea bathing.

One of the highlights on the coast of Rio´s Carnival. Known for having the best Samba schools, the capital of Rio de Janeiro´s Sambadrome in a show and attracts mainly foreign tourists who love the swagger Rio.

Football also stands out in Rio de Janeiro coast. Times like Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense and Botafogo stand out and attract a large number of audience for the championships based in the main stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Maracana and Engenhão.

Another diversity of attractions in Rio de Janeiro is the cultural state. The Rio de Janeiro is full of art museums, theaters and parks for environmental preservation as the Serra da Mantiqueira, a mountain chain that extends Sao Paulo, passing through Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais.

What to do in Rio de Janeiro

Although Rio de Janeiro is a state considered small, there are several sights that are worth being visited. Some stand out because they wanted as well, for example, the Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf. Voted the "Wonder of Rio", the Corcovado, where the top is the Christ the Redeemer gets thousands of hits per day and still attracts tourists to break a cable car ride by inviting loaf sugar.

Another place that draws attention to who will know is the city of Rio samba, where Carnival is celebrated throughout the year and allows the public to monitor the preparations for the carnival parade. The Sambadrome is also a place to visit for tourists who love to watch the parades and be delighted with such beauty.

More for those seeking more excitement and adventure there are also traditional helicopter tours that fly over the entire city of Rio de Janeiro and allows a beautiful view from the top. If you prefer something quieter, know the margins of the ocean making a boat excursion on the bay. Inside the city you can make a beautiful jeep tour and knowing the most visited tourist attractions that Rio offers.

When to Go to Rio de Janeiro

Although Rio de Janeiro is a tourist town and get people around the world throughout the year there are periods when everything is easier and cheaper to travel. Two occasions that attract many tourists is the carnival and New Year. Despite values ​​such as flight and hotel to go up a bit more than usual, people always travel dates these days because they are celebrated with much joy and warmth of the locals.

The tradition of carnival in Rio is known worldwide as the rain fireworks on Copacabana beach in the evening of New Year´s Eve. In relation to climate / weather, the ideal is always to go before or after the month of January, being the rainy season in the southeast.

As stated above, vacation and holidays generate a small price change on lodging and tickets, so give preference to common dates that lets you find anything cheaper and makes the ride more enjoyable.

How to arrive in Rio de Janeiro

plane

International Airport of Rio de Janeiro - Galeao / Antonio Carlos Jobim
January 20th Avenue, Governor´s Island
Tel (21) 3398-5050 and (21) 3393-2288

Santos Dumont Airport
Senator Square Salgado Filho, Center
Tel: (21) 3814-7070

bus

Novo Rio Bus Terminal
Av Francisco Bicalho, 1, Santo Cristo
Tel: (21) 3213-1800

highway

BR-040 - Brasilia highway that passes through, going through Goiás and Minas Gerais ending in Rio de Janeiro.

BR-101 - Highway that connects the North (via Rio Grande do Norte, Paraiba, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipe, Bahia, Espirito Santo, Sao Paulo, Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul) to the bridge President Costa e Silva (Rio-Niteroi bridge).

BR-116 - Federal Highway which cuts Brazil longitudinally from north to south. It passes through 10 states in Brazil and its total length is approximately 4385 km. In one of his pieces that connects the city of Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is known as Presidente Dutra highway (Via Dutra).

Make a Suitcase to Rio de Janeiro

The Rio de Janeiro is a tropical state, cool weather and warm, more because of the sea, the evening cools then it is always recommended that you always have a thin coat or blouse half season in the suitcase. Always bring comfortable clothes, especially for the beach, where a lighter set of parts if you want more social night out. For places like Rio de Janeiro, with lots of sights is always good to bring a pair of sneakers, which is more comfortable and suitable for walking.

In the case of women, to organize as much as possible and take only what is necessary, because the lighter the bag is, the better. Always carry an emergency kit with medicines and prescriptions for the case of specific diseases or allergies.

By bringing beauty products like shampoo and conditioner, give preference to smaller glasses and enjoy a nécessaire to assist in organizing the bag kept all small objects inside, such as sunscreen, makeup, deodorant and do not forget the insect repellent, an ally very effective against insects.

In the case of portable electro, always try to carry a plug adapter and a transformer of energy mainly to avoid the risk of damage to accessories. Do not forget the cell phone charger.

On the financial side, avoid walking with the most cash values​​, give preference to credit cards and debit cards and only use cash for emergencies or places that do not accept cards, this strategy helps protect against theft. Speaking of safety, avoid walking on the beach carrying valuables, it also attracts thieves with greater ease and makes you a victim of theft.

History of Rio de Janeiro

Portuguese navigators sighted on 1 January 1502 to Guanabara Bay and, believing it to be the mouth of a great river, titled place like Rio de Janeiro, giving rise to the name of the city. The city, now the state capital, was founded by Estacio de Sa on 1 March 1565 under the name of Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro, honoring the King of Portugal at the time, D. Sebastian.

In 1763, the Rio de Janeiro became the capital of Brazil and held his post until 1960, when Brasilia was inaugurated, the current capital of the country

In 1808, Rio de Janeiro was a refuge for the Portuguese royal family because of the Napoleonic wars. In 1815, the prince regent D. Pedro VI was crowned King of the united kingdom of Brazil, Portugal and the Algarve, a historical fact that was of utmost importance to the direction of the Brazilian nation.

Situated amid a landscape favored by nature, between sea and mountains, the city of Rio de Janeiro is one of the most beautiful in the world earning him the title of the Marvelous City.

Security of Rio de Janeiro

The fame of crime of Rio de Janeiro is known worldwide, however, is greatly exaggerated. Like all mega metropolis, the city Rio de Janeiro also has its risks and points of the city´s most dangerous and prone to burglary.

First, avoid carrying valuables such as walking clock, cell phone, wallet, camera, these are items that draw the attention of bandits and a simple walk is a magnet for crime.

At night, give preference to tours in places near where you stay, and if you need some means of transport abuse taxi if you have no alternative, pay attention to buses and subways ace after 22:00, do not walk in empty wagons or the first or last, they are the biggest clue is that assault.

One of the most important tips try to be as unobtrusive as possible, do not show to be a tourist, prefer to avoid that people perceive you is not from Rio de Janeiro and knows nothing there, that´s a cue for the robbers to take advantage of the lack experience.

Useful Phone Numbers of Rio de Janeiro

City Hall - (21) 2503-3000

Military Police - 190

Ambulance - 192

Fire Brigade - 193

Police Tourist Service - (21) 3399-7171

Missing Children - (21) 2286-8337 / 2226-6375 / 2286-7631

Dial Intoxication - 0800 722 6001

hospitals:

Jorge Lorenzo Municipal Hospital

Avenue: Ayrton Senna, 2000, Barra da Tijuca
Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22775003
Telephone - (21) 31114600

Bonsucesso General Hospital

Avenue, London, 616, Bonsucesso
Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 21041030
Phone: (21) 39779500

Hospital Municipal Rocha Maia

Street: Severiano, Gal, 91, Botafogo
Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22290040
Phone: (21) 22952121

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