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Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro

Maracanã Stadium

The Estádio do Maracanã (English: Maracanã Stadium), officially Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, is an open-air stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Owned by the Rio de Janeiro State Government, it is, as the Maracanã neighborhood where it is located, named after the Rio Maracanã, a now canalized river in Rio de Janeiro. It was opened […]

Pao de Acucar (Sugar Loaf), Rio de Janeiro

Sugarloaf, Rio de Janeiro

The Sugarloaf Hill, known as “Pão de Açucar” is a 396 meters high peak situated in the very heart of Rio de Janeiro at the entrance to Guanabara Bay, in the neighborhood of Urca. Pão de Açucar (Sugarloaf) consists of a monolith, with a single block of granite, which has been altered by pressure and temperature, […]

Christ on Corcovado mountain, Rio de Janeiro

Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The announcement to award the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games to the city of Rio de Janeiro was made by the IOC President Jacques Rogge, on 2nd October 2009 in Copenhagen. It the beginning of a journey of big opportunities and challenges for Rio, and for Brazil. There will be more than 100,000 people involved […]

Christ the Redeemer Statue

Icon would be the word to best describe Christ the Redeemer Statue. Only the Eiffel tower comes to mind as another man made monument that symbolically represents a city to this degree but the famous monument atop a mountain above Rio, of Jesus Christ with his arms outstretched, has come to represent an entire nation […]