Welcome to Rio de Janeiro
the Marvelous City
Informationen über Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is the second most populous city in Brazil and the sixth most populous city in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro. Part of the city was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2012 as a cultural landscape.
Founded in 1565 by the Portuguese, the city was originally the seat of the Capitania do Rio de Janeiro, a domain of the Portuguese Empire. Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the world and is known for its natural landscapes, carnival, samba, bossa nova and beach resorts such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. Besides the beaches, the most famous sites are the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer on top of Corcovado Mountain, designated as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Sugar loaf and its cable car, the Sambadrome (Sambódromo), a permanent parade route used during Carnival, and the Maracanã Stadium.
Interessante Fakten über Rio de Janeiro
There is the Tijuca National Park, the first urban forest in the world, an environmental heritage and a UNESCO biosphere reserve.
More than 1,500,000 people live in its 763 favelas, 22% of Rio's total population.
Rio de Janeiro receives 2.82 million international tourists a year.
The city is an important global LGBT destination, 1 million LGBT tourists visiting each year
The official song of Rio de Janeiro is "Cidade Maravilhosa"and it's considered the civic anthem of Rio, and is always the favorite song during Rio's Carnival.