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The top places to fall in love with Brazil

1Rio de Janeiro

6,537 properties in Rio de Janeiro

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro

Home of samba, Brazil’s 2nd largest city is sassy, seductive and spectacular. The Rio Carnival is legendary the world over for outrageous costumes and infectious rhythms.

What travellers love about Rio de Janeiro

  • Beaches

    48,812 recommendations

  • Scenery

    33,941 recommendations

  • Sightseeing

    32,835 recommendations

  • Beach walks

    31,571 recommendations

2Sao Paulo

1,147 properties in Sao Paulo

Welcome to Sao Paulo

Skyscrapers and the frenzy of busy Sao Paulo are matched by countless gastronomic offerings, endless cultural activities, and a busy nightlife.

What travellers love about Sao Paulo

  • Shopping

    31,869 recommendations

  • Food

    29,874 recommendations

  • Culture

    28,434 recommendations

  • Gourmet food

    21,259 recommendations

3Gramado

1,144 properties in Gramado

Welcome to Gramado

Located in the ‘Romantic Route’ region of southern Brazil, the picturesque town of Gramado is a mosaic of German, Italian, and Brazilian traditions. It is located in the Gaúcha Hills area, at an average of 850 metres above sea level, and is considered one of the most charming places in the Brazilian hinterland.

What travellers love about Gramado

  • Chocolate

    18,739 recommendations

  • Food

    16,953 recommendations

  • Nature

    16,196 recommendations

  • Local food

    11,333 recommendations

4Búzios

814 properties in Búzios

Welcome to Búzios

Sophisticated restaurants, beautiful sandy beaches, nightlife going on till sunrise, all mixed with cosy ‘pousada’ guest houses and luxuriant tropical landscape… Armaçao de Búzios is one of those beautiful Brazilian beach towns where samba and good mood blend perfectly with sun and crystalline waters, opening the doors to a memorable holiday.

What travellers love about Búzios

  • Beaches

    24,016 recommendations

  • Tranquillity

    12,795 recommendations

  • Nature

    12,670 recommendations

  • Food

    10,614 recommendations

Best places to see in Brazil

Ceara Museum
Museums
A window into Ceará State history. From primeval beginnings right up to the present day, Ceará’s story is told through the objects that have defined it. Items of cultural importance like indigenous pottery, paintings of major state events and the personal effects of local folk heroes. It’s a fascinating history lesson for anyone interested in the human story.
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Meireles Beach
Landmarks
Family-friendly frolics. This beach is beloved of doting parents. It backs onto a cluster of hotels, which makes it a safe place for nippers to cavort on the sand. It’s also the city’s foremost water sports hot-spot, with all sorts of ways to slide and glide on the sea. As dusk nears, Beiramar Market kicks off, drawing visitors in with its hotchpotch of local knick-knacks.
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Copacabana Beach
Landmarks
Oo la la! This sizzling beach is a 4.5-km slice of paradise. It’s also a festival of flesh, where bewildered tourists watch as musclemen run along in teeny trunks and ladies stroll the promenade in itsy-bitsy bikinis – with chihuahua’s in tow. If you haven’t yet developed the Copacabana ‘clothes allergy’, Rua Bolivar’s bars beckon with throbbing salsa beats at dusk.
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Maracanã Stadium
Stadiums and arenas
Like many sport-loving nations, Brazil has a particular fascination with football. Legendary players like Garrincha and Pelé have dribbled their way to fame inside this magical stadium, which was completely refurbished for the 2014 World Cup. Try to score tickets for a national team match and roar on the “Seleção” along with 70,000 other yellow-clad football fanatics.
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Pedra Bonita
Landmarks
Pedra Bonita is Rio’s rock star. The ‘beautiful rock’ – tucked away in Tijuca Forest – gives you an unbeatable city vista. Pack a picnic and take an easy 695-metre hike to the top. Once you’re there, stick around and gaze at the glorious sunset – preferably with a wine in hand. On a warm day at the top, you can watch paragliders launch into the stratosphere!
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Dragão do Mar Culture Centre
Landmarks
All things to all men . This buzzing complex lives up to its billing as a centre of culture. The theatre, cinema, planetarium, library and two art galleries host event after event. With a clutch of restaurants, it’s a real focal point for the community. Stroke your chin at an arthouse film, then bag an outdoor table and soak up the conviviality.
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What travellers love about Brazil

Beaches
Recommended by 447,507 travellers
Nature
Recommended by 438,708 travellers
Tranquillity
Recommended by 418,580 travellers

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