The city of Brasilia is built at the headwaters of the Corumba, Sao Francisco, Tocantina and Parana rivers. When you fly up to him, the flight attendants say: “Look out the windows.” It’s worth doing – where else can you see a city designed in the shape of an airplane. It is surrounded by the artificial lake Pantanal, its waters serve as an air conditioner, preventing hot air from entering the city, and during the rainy season they divert excess water. The city is built along two intersecting highways. The central square is called the “Square of the Three Powers”, it houses administrative and public buildings. It is crossed from north to south by the main transport artery, and from west to east by the Monumental Axis.
In the west of the Monumental Axis, the famous building of the National Congress with a dome and a “saucer” pond, as well as the twin towers of the presidential administration, were built, in the east, around the Three Powers Square, buildings for legislative, executive and judicial authorities were built. You should definitely see the Cathedral, built according to the project of Niemeyer. This building brought him worldwide fame.
According to SIMPLYYELLOWPAGES, Manaus is the capital of the Amazon state with a population of about a million inhabitants. 1713 km from Belém (mouth of the Amazon), 3400 km from Brasilia. Manaus became world famous during the rubber boom of the last century. Money flowed like water, the city was actively built. Since those times, the Opera House has been perfectly preserved. It was erected in 1896, and all building materials, despite the enormous costs of delivery, were ordered in Europe.
Manaus is located in the middle reaches of the Amazon River, at the confluence of the Rio Negro. If you do not see the jungle surrounding Manaus on three sides, it may well be mistaken for a European city. Quiet shady streets, public gardens, dilapidated palaces, shoe shiners, on the streets there are many small handicraftsmen with unpretentious goods. But a ten-minute walk from the city center, on the banks of the Amazon, there are palm-covered huts on stilts, in which many Indian families live.
In Manaus you can see an amazing phenomenon called the “wedding of the rivers”. It is observed at the place where the black waters of the Rio Negro, rich in minerals, merge with the waters of the Solimões, which have a yellowish color, forming the Amazon. The temperatures of these waters are different, so they do not mix, and for 2 km the Amazon is divided into dark and light parts. Also in this area is Lake Zhanauari, located between two rivers and turned into an ecological park. Here you can see the giant Amazonian water lilies “Victoria Regia”.
The city of Manaus is ecologically one of the cleanest places in the world. It is located on the banks of the river and is surrounded by wildlife and is the starting point for exploring the Amazon. Located five hours northwest of Rio de Janeiro. A very interesting excursion is the night cruise. Departure from Manausa takes place before sunset to enjoy the Rio Negro sunset. The descent along the Rio Negro ends at Lake Janauari, where tourists change to canoes and sail into the jungle along narrow channels. In the light of the lantern you can see the glowing eyes of crocodiles. In addition to a night tour, you can ride along the canals in the daytime. You can also book a walking tour through the forest with a local guide who will tell you in detail about its flora and fauna, as well as visit local residents.
Salvador, the capital of the state of Bahia, was the main port and capital of colonial Brazil for almost two centuries. The city is nestled between tropical mountains and spacious beaches of All Saints Bay. It was built on two levels: in the mountains – administrative buildings and residences, on the coast – forts, docks and warehouses. And today the city is divided into upper and lower parts. From 1500 to 1815 Salvador was the busiest port in Brazil. A significant part of sugar production from the northeast and gold and diamonds from the south passed through it. The city experienced an economic boom: During this period, beautiful houses and churches richly decorated with gold were built. Many of the city’s Baroque churches, private houses, squares, and even hand-hewn pavement stones, have been preserved as part of Brazil ‘s historical heritage.
In El Salvador, more than anywhere else in the country, there is an African influence on the culture of Brazil.. This applies to spicy dishes with African names (caruru, vatapa, acaraje), candomblé rituals, in which both African deities are glorified, as well as Catholic holidays, and capoeira schools, where African ritual wrestling, unique in form, is taught.
The beautiful beaches of Bahia deserve attention – these are 1200 km of white sand, overgrown with coconut palms, developing in the warm wind. A wide range of first class hotels Porto Seguro, Renaissance Costa do Sauipe, Valenca, have ample opportunities to meet any needs of their guests.
Yacht cruises are organized from the city. They start in the Bay of All Saints with a further visit to the islands of Frade and Itaparica, where you can visit not only mineral springs and historical sites, but also swim and sunbathe.