16 Amazing Things to do in Brazil

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Brazil is one of the most incredible countries you’ll ever have the chance to visit and also one of the biggest. It is famous for over 2,000 beaches and has an abundance of natural wonders including the most landmass of the Amazon Rainforest.

It is the mix of cultures that make Brazil a vibrant country, full of contrasts. This country is also famous for its Carnival in February, where the whole country drops everything to celebrate and watch the spectacular parades that take place in Rio de Janeiro.

During your visit, you can’t miss famous attractions like the botanical garden Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana or the statue of Christ the Redeemer. 

Most visitors planning to travel to Brazil require a tourist visa, so be sure to secure your eVisa Brazil before traveling to the country.

Amazing Things to Do in Brazil

Ariau Towers

Ariau Towers hiking trail the oldest and largest boutique hotel in the Amazon.

Visit the oldest and largest boutique hotel in the Amazon. This glorious hotel is located on the banks of the Amazon River within the dense surroundings of the tropical forest. It is famous for its amenities, celebrity guests and luxuries.

If you are looking for something unique, definitely book at least one night here on your trip to Brazil.

Tijuca Forest

Tijuca Forest National Park in Brazil

The largest urban forest in Brazil, the Tijuca Forest National Park is home to the famous Christ the Redeemer Statue and Corcovado. Other attractions include Mesa do Imperador, Vista Chinese outlook, murals of Candido Portinari and Cascatinha waterfall.


Christ the Redeemer statue looking over Tijuca Forest in Brazil.

Located within the Tijuca Forest, it is this stunning mountain, standing 2,329-feet from the ground, that provides the residence for the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. This statue is one of the most famous landmarks in the world and stands 100 feet tall.

With arms of stretching over 92’ wide, the statue weighs more than 635 metric tons. Visitors can gain access to the statue and peak by using a walking trail or riding the rack railway of Corcovado.

Theatro Municipal

Beautiful view of Theatro Municipal Opera House ( Municipal Theater) - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

If you want to visit the most attractive theater in Brazil, you can’t miss Theatro Municipal. This special building was constructed and designed by Francisco de Oliveira Passos. Tours allow you to see the varying aspects of this spectacular opera house.

Serra da Capivara National Park

Panoramic view of Serra da Capivara Hills National Park, Piaui - Brazil

This national park was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991 and attracts an abundance of visitors from the world. The park offers a number of prehistoric sites with momentous paintings dating back at least 22,000 years ago.

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São Paulo Museum of Art

Sao Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) is located on Paulista Avenue in the city of São Paulo, Brazil

An Italian collector and curator, Pietro Maria Bardi, and a Brazilian politician and businessperson, Assis Chateaubriand, are behind the foundation of this museum.

With more than 8,000 pieces of art, it is one of the largest libraries in Brazil and worth dedicating a day to if you are in Sao Paulo.

Botanical Garden Rio de Janeiro

Botanical Garden Rio de Janeiro in Brazil

This beautiful botanical garden has more than 6,500 species of Brazilian and foreign flora. The garden is stretched over an area of 54 hectares and has multiple artistic monuments and greenhouses that you cannot miss if you’re an architecture lover.

Parque das Aves

Parque das Aves Park in Brazil

This privately-owned park is located near the famous waterfalls of Iguacu. You can visit every day from 8:30 am – 5 pm to enjoy the reptile refuge, parakeets paradise, aviaries and the butterfly kingdom they’ve recreated.

Museum of Tomorrow

Museum of Tomorrow in Brazil

A creation by the Spanish neo-futuristic engineer, Santiago Calatrava, the Museum of Tomorrow is located near Maua Pier Waterfront. The museum is famous for its five exhibition areas featuring Earth, Cosmos, Anthropocene, Now and Tomorrow. A very interesting place to visit in Brazil, even for kids.


Sunset over Ipanema beach in Brazil

Ipanema literally means “bad water” in the Tupi language, which is a stunning revelation considering it’s one of Rio de Janeiro’s most famous areas today.

The prosperous neighborhood is famous internationally for its world-class shopping, restaurants, and cafes. One of the largest Carnival blocks in Rio de Janeiro takes place here as well.


Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil. View of Inhotim Gardens and lake.

In Mias Gerais, you must visit this art museum and botanical gardens. Bernardo Paz (former mining magnate) is the founder of this museum who started buying plots to stop developers from the destruction of the natural landscape.

Today the garden features more than 4,500 species of plants.

Gruta Do Lago Azul

Blue Lake Grotto Cave

Also known as the Blue Lake Grotto, this beautiful cave is one of the most spectacular sites in the country. Plummeting 200 feet deep into the ground, this cave features a magnificent blue pool that is part of one of the largest flooded cavities on the planet.

Escadaria Selaron

David Stock jr of the Divergent Travelers Adventure Travel Blog sitting on the steps of Escadaria Selaron.

This attraction is famous for 215 Escadaria Selaron steps. Visitors can see beautiful artwork and many pieces painted by Jorge Selaron, a Chilean-born artist.

Elevador Lacerda

Lacerda Elevator and All Saints Bay (Baia de Todos os Santos) in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Situated in 1873, the Lacerda Elevator has numerous world records, including one for being the highest elevator in the world. As one of the most famous things to do in Brazil, the top of the towers allows you to see the amazing views of the surrounding areas.


Copacabana Beach in Brazil

The most famous beach in Brazil, the Copacabana can be found in Rio de Janeiro. More than two million visitors come to this place annually including large celebrations for New Years and fireworks displays.

Visitors prefer this place to explore beautiful beaches and towering mountains.

Cathedral of Brasilia

Cathedral of Brasilia

This attraction is also known as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Lady of Aparecida. The roman cathedral works as the seat of the Archdiocese of Brasilia. The church grabs the attention of visitors from all over the world.

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