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Rio de Janeiro, the Wonderful City

The move of the capital of Brazil from the Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia, in 1960, did not stop the increase of the population of the city, that faced a long period of economic stagnation. But with the recent discoveries … Continue reading

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Salvador of Bahia, Proud of its African Heritage

First capital of Brazil, Salvador has some characteristics that turns it a singular place. Owner of the greatest colonial row of houses of the South America and built by the side of the biggest Country’s bay, Salvador is the city … Continue reading

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Curitiba, Proud of its European Background

The official foundation of Curitiba occurred in 29 of March of 1693, when was created the Legislative Chamber. In the century 17, its main economic activity was the mining, ally to the agriculture of subsistence. In the century 20, city … Continue reading

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Cuiabá, Very Close to Pantanal

Founded by Portuguese explorers in 1719, in the centuries 18 and 19 was fate of adventurers that came from São Paulo in search of the gold in the region. Also was setting of territorial disputes. One of the most notorious … Continue reading

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Brasília, the capital

Upon visiting Brasilia in 1961, the cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, 1º man to travel for the space, said: “I have the impression that I am disembarking in a different planet, not in the Earth. It was built through five years to … Continue reading

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Belo Horizonte, or Just Beagá

First planned city of Brazil, Belo Horizonte was inaugurated in 1897 and became a metropolis with broad avenues, streets planted with trees and unusual architectural lines – highlight for the assemblies of the Plaza of the Liberty and of the … Continue reading

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Manaus, the Amazon’s Metropolis

Located in the biggest rainforest of the planet, the Amazon, Manaus is situated aside Rio Negro, in a region that concentrates 20% of the freshwater backups of the world, a genetic bank of priceless value and big deposits of ores, … Continue reading

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