Rio de Janeiro Facts
- Established: March 1 1565
- Nickname: Rio
- Region State: Rio de Janeiro
- Population: 6,323,037
- Temperature Average: around 18-25 °C
- Stadium: Estádio do Maracanã
Rio de Janeiro World Cup Poster
The Rio de Janeiro World Cup poster is pretty simple and shows a ‘carioca’ (person from Rio de Janeiro) playing with a football. He is surrounded by a heart shaped form, representing the country’s love and passion for football. It’s the mix of colours and forms which are the creative aspects of the poster. The colours represent the famous Rio beaches, Rio’s landmark Sugarloaf Mountain (Complexo do Pão de Açúcar) and the beautiful blue sky.
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Rio de Janeiro: 4 Things You Have to See
FIFA Fan Fest
FIFA’s Fan Fests include huge screens where fans can watch the World Cup matches together. The Fan Fest in Rio de Janeiro can be found in Praia de Copacabana.
The famous Christ the Redeemer can be found no this mountain. He stands 710 meters above sea level and was opened in 1931.Christ the Redeemer was elected one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World in an election held in 2007.
Jardim Botânico (Botanical Garden)
The Garden was founded in 1808 by John VI and brings together 8000 flower and plant species from Brazil and the world. It is located in Rua Jardim Botânico, 1008.
To go to the top of the 395 meters high Sugar Loaf mountain, you can take the cable car which brings you there. There an amazing view where you can see Rio de Janeiro’s seafront and geographical landmarks.
Did You Know Rio de Janeiro:
- Was the capital of Brazil from 1763 till 1960
- Is the capital city of the state Rio de Janeiro
- Is the 2nd most populous city in Brazil
- Is the 2nd largest metropolitan area in Brazil
- Is still considered wrongly as the capital of Brazil by foreigners
- State has more than 50 km of beaches
- Was a host city in the 1950 World Cup
- Was a host city in the 2013 Confederations Cup
- Will be used to host the 2016 summer Olympics
- Is the main destination for tourists in the Southern Hemisphere
- Is considered the cultural capital of Brazil because of its combination of historic and modern architecture