Rio de Janeiro was the capital of Brazil until 1960, and it is still country's main port. This city is really big and very populated, so the number of sights that our visitors can visit is significant. Due to its incredible geographical position, Rio is adorned not only with cultural institutions, monuments and churches, but also with numerous tourist attractions that are located on the surrounding hills, from where an incredible view of the city is offered. Browse our list of sights and get to know Rio de Janeiro.
Morro da Urca actually marks the Urca mountain trail and is an unavoidable attraction for anyone who wants to understand how the city of Rio de Janeiro was founded in the 16th century. In this region, you will walk where the first city fortress was built, which was placed there with the aim of preventing naval invasions by French and Dutch invaders. Along the way, you will understand for yourself why the region was so strategically important.
he church and monastery of St. Antony was founded by Brother Vicente do Salvador in 1608. The monastery with its unique facade dates from 1970. The Franciscans arrived in Brazil with Pedro Alvarez Cabral. The Franciscans settled on Santa Luzia Beach in Rio de Janeiro in 1952. In 1608, they moved to the hill of Santo Antonio, because the chapel had already been built in honor of St. Antony, and they built the first residence and church.
The National Library of Brazil is the largest library in South America and the seventh largest in the world, and its collection includes about 9 million copies. The first classes of the history of science and art in South America were organized here in due time, while today there are works on the digitization of books and works. The library began its history in 1755, when Lisbon suffered a major earthquake. Due to the damage done and the fear of repeated earthquakes, Portugal decides to transfer a large part of the work from its Royal Library to Brazil.
Roberto Burle Marx was a painter, an architect, he designed tapestries, costumes and jewelry. In addition to being an artist, he was also a visionary. Before Roberto began to create in the architecture of South America, European styles in gardens prevailed, both in terms of their organization and the use of plants. Burle Marx, however, was interested in asymmetrical designs and the inclusion of local, tropical species. The great work of this artist came to the fore especially during the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016. His masterpiece was seen by millions of visitors - perhaps the most famous work of Burle Marx, is the promenade at Copacabana Beach. The artist used a black-and-white Portuguese pavement for his graphic and oscillating design, an original feature that he enhanced with his redesign.