“Capital of a bold Brazil/ Good at combat and better at peace/Hail to the people that wanted you thus/Symbol of a nation’s strength!” The last stanzas of Brasilia’s anthem are a faithful image of the appreciation that tourists feel on a visit to the Distrito Federal (Federal District ). A survey by the Observatório do Turismo (Tourist Observatory) reveals: over 95% of visitors to Brasilia want to return, and 60% of those interviewed declared it wasn’t their first visit to the city. The information, divulged by Brasilia’s Department of Tourism, refers to the years of 2016 and 2017, and the survey was undertaken with the aim of identifying the city’s flow and the profile of the visitors.
Aracaju is a city of many flavors, perfumes, colors. Besides the famous shoreline with blue waters and mild temperatures, the city offers visitors and residents a great variety of parks and topnotch restaurants. Not without reason, it boasts the title of national capital of quality of life.
In June, the world will know fantastic Saint Petersburg. The venue for seven soccer matches in the 2018 World Cup, Russia’s second largest city will be host to Brazil, Morocco, Iran, Egypt, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Argentina and the Russian national team in the first phase of the tournament, and will also hold the round of 16, the semifinal and the contest for third place. All of them in the Krestovsky stadium, one of the greatest symbols of the modernization of the metropolis, curiously situated at a distance of about eight kilometers and 101 years from the Hermitage (Winter Palace), a historical Russian landmark, for being, besides one of the world’s greatest art museums, the official residence of the Czars until the fall of the Russian monarchy.
Considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (for exceptional universal value), since 2001, the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, located in the midwest of the state of Goias, is a conservation unit for the integral protection of nature, covering over 65 thousand hectres. Administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), the ecological reserve, between the townships of Cavalcante and Alto Paraiso de Goias, holds around 50 species of animals considered endemic, rare, or in risk of extinction, besides over 1479 species of plants already identified throughout the park.
The capital of the state of Para, Belem, developed along the margins of Guaruja Bay, after the arrival of the Portuguese in 1616, which explains why it is cosmopolitan, is a port, and has beautiful architecture, being known at the time as “Paris in America”. Due to its equatorial climate, and influenced by the Amazon Forest, it is the rainiest capital in Brazil. This gives an even more pleasant touch to the traditional façades of the mansions and churches of the colonial period, blended with the modern buildings that emerged due to the plan for enhancing the value of space in the city, with the resulting vertical growth.