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The City of Contrasts - Rio de Janeiro

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Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil, but undoubtedly this is the most famous city in South America. The population of the city agglomeration is more than 12 million people. It is situated in the southern part of Brazil on the Atlantic coast, just next to the South Tropical Circle (the Tropic of Capricorn). Because of this fact the climate of Rio de Janeiro is hot and humid with significant precipitations all year around (but more significant during the summer season, between November and April). The combination of heat and humidity make the weather to be heavy and unbearable.

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The City of Contrasts - Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The second largest and the most popular city in Brazil offers variety of activities. It also has the worldwide famous beaches like Ipanema, Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, and Leblon. Rio’s resorts are the main tourist attraction.

The City of Contrasts - Rio de Janeiro

The city is also known for the samba festival, held before Lent for almost 200 years. The samba dancers prepare the most exciting and passionate numbers, with colorful outfits. They fill the atmosphere with the wildest energy.

The City of Contrasts - Rio de Janeiro

The average night temperature never drops under 18°C. The average daytime temperature is usually between 23°C in winter and 30°C in summer. Of Guanabara bay Riocourse with its 23°C the winter in Rio is very nice. The number of dry and cloudless days is bigger, but for all that heavy rains are absolutely possible. The European tourists that are planning to travel to Brazil, is better to visit this city in winter, because the summer heat and humidity can cause discomfort, especially to visitors from northern regions such as Scandinavia. For the same reason the city enjoys such a lush greenness and vegetation. The different parts of the Rio de Janeiro from abovecity are surrounded by a beautiful tropical jungle.

The City of Contrasts - Rio de Janeiro

One of the biggest land marks of Rio de Janeiro is the statue of Jesus Christ that can be seen from all parts of the city. The statue that is 38 meter high is situated on the top of the mountain of Corcovado. Often is happens the mountain to be suddenly covered by clouds. Then Corcovado seems spectral and mysterious. The citizens of Rio de Janeiro feel themselves fortunate because Jesus, watch over them and they believe that He really protect them. Not far of Corcovado is Marakana. For the football fans will be interesting to visit it. Today Marakana is the ninth biggest stadium in the world. It can contain more than 103 thousand people.

The City of Contrasts - Rio de Janeiro
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