São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro? Choose wisely before going to Brazil

Hot rhythms, unique atmosphere, delicious food and breathtaking views…

we could list the benefits forever and it would all be true.

Brazil is an amazing, tropical country and one of the biggest countries in the world. Its surface takes almost half of South America – it stretches in the center and on the east of the continent.

The biggest city – São Paulo – has more than twelve million inhabitants.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most known cities in the world.

If you do not have plenty of time to learn how the atmosphere of those two cities is and you just want to focus on one – here you will find some of our travelling tips about those two cities.

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is a huge metropolis and a place where the most famous carnival in the world takes place.

During this time of year, millions of tourists and Brazilians come to Rio de Janeiro to dance and party with friends and locals.

The city is also famous for the organisation of the Summer Olympics in 2016.

Rio de Janeiro is full of touristic attractions.

Obviously, one of the must-sees is the statue of the 38 metres high Christ the Redeemer.

It is situated on the Corcovado mountain and we are sure that you know how it looks like.

You cannot visit Rio de Janeiro and not go to the Copacabana Beach.

You can do it on the first day of your visit just to relax after a long flight.

You can just rent an umbrella and sunbed, order a cold and fresh coconut and relax during your lazy day on the beach.

We also recommend visiting the Maracanã football stadium and Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar).

São Paulo

This city is the biggest metropolis in South America.

If you have the chance to see the city from the plane, you only see huge buildings and skyscrapers.

The view is breathtaking also during the night.

People in Brazil say, that you rest in Rio de Janeiro and you work in São Paulo.

You will not find sandy beaches here and during the rush hours, the traffic is insane. However, São Paulo is not only the boring city of corporations, finances and business.

There are more and more places to visit by tourists and people interested in art and culture.

You can attend Fashion Week (SPFW) which is the biggest in Latin America.

You can also drop by the International Book Biennial and Book Fairs.

If you are interested in architecture, art, international music and film festivals – you found your place.

You will not get bored in the city where you can find almost 300 cinemas, 170 theatres, 110 museums and 90 cultural centres.

Do not forget to check the São Paulo weather before coming, as it may change during the year – especially if you do not like the rain too much.

We hope that we helped you to make your decision.

If you have any questions, we are happy to answer below.

Enjoy your stay in Brazil!


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