Brazil's lands was discovered by
the Europeans in 1500. The first villages was founded in Bahia. It was ruled by Portugal until 1822, when Brazil
became an independent country. After that, a huge number of immigrants, from
Europe and Asia, arrived in search of a piece of land and a new life. Today,
as a result, Brazil is a country with a very diversified culture, made by
Europeans, Africans, Asians and native Americans.
It is one of the world’s largest and most populous countries. Its size and
diverse population provides great variety in the natural environment,
culture, and economy.
natural beauty is reflected in a wide variety of geographic locations such
as Rio de Janeiro,
and many others.
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The first Brazilian city and the first capital, in 1832, as seen by A. Early,
the artist who accompanied Charles Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle.
Salvador was a big city before
the first colony was established in the United State in the 17th century. Darwin
loved Salvador, he wrote: It would be difficult imagine, before seeing the
view, anything so magnificent [..] The town is fairly embosomed in a luxuriant
wood & situated on a steep bank overlooks the calm waters of the great bay of
All Saints [...] in short the view is one of the finest in the Brazils.
Today, Salvador is the capital of
Bahia, the land where Samba and Capoeira was
created. It has changed a lot, but still keeps its charming view.
The beautiful Botanical Garden (Jardim Botânico) in Curitiba. More about
Salvador Bahia is the Brazilian historic heart. It was founded, in 1549, to be
the first capital of the country. For more than two centuries it was one of the
biggest and the most important cities in the Americas, loved by Darwin. Today,
besides its beautiful beaches and historical heritage, the city hosts the
biggest popular event in the world:
Carnival in Bahia.
Part of the Iguaçu Falls complex in
height of the falls ranges from 60 to 80 m. It surpasses Niagara Falls in size
and beauty, and is one of the great natural wonders of the world
Pictures of Brazil
Estação Julio Prestes in
São Paulo. The old train station is
today a big cultural center.
Trancoso beach in Porto Seguro, state of Bahia.
Balneário Camboriú, southern Brazil
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the most important historic city in Minas Gerais.