The Most Beautiful Locations in Brazil for a Photo
Traveling opens you up to the world. It expands your knowledge and sometimes your outlook on life. However, at times, it also ignites a wanderlust that can be difficult to quench even years later.
Brazil is a country of great variety, with something for everyone. As a Brazilian myself I must admit that crossing it to take photos can be a challenge. Transportation can be time-consuming and remote locations can be difficult to find.
But more than photos, you are invited to a good time!
(Besides, after the World Cup 2014 and the Summer Olympics 2016, the infrastructure of the country improved. It is not ideal, but it is much better and the largest airports can even be considered up to international standards).
In the next paragraphs, I will invite you to some of the most splendid places in this enormous, gigantic country. Not only to take pictures but to create some of the best memories of your life.
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Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro: A Stunning Historical Location in Brazil
One of the most well-known attractions in the State of Rio de Janeiro is the city of Paraty! But why this old colonial city is so captivating to people? Why does everyone who visits it want to return?
The Historic Center, a group of harmonious colonial buildings, is without a doubt the most responsible for the enchantment that the city awakens.
Portuguese-style architecture is present. The houses were constructed close to the streets, with their white and joined facades. The doors and windows, which are stunning and so distinctive and come in an infinite variety of colors, make the entire area joyful.
Another example of the Portuguese influence are the various churches that are still located in the Historic Center. Hiring a city tour is a great way to discover more about the area’s history and find spots worthy of holiday cards.
There is nothing more enjoyable than hearing a resident of the city describe the city. These two-hour tours visit the most interesting locations, including some that you might not have found on your own like the charming Rua do Fogo.
Not far from Paraty is Ubatuba, where you can find one of the most beautiful beaches in the country, called Praia do Cedro.
MASP and Avenida Paulista, São Paulo
São Paulo city’s most well-known street, Avenida Paulista, has amassed a lot of history over the course of its nearly 130-year existence. Today, the street hosts over 1.5 million visitors each day and serves as the city’s commercial and cultural hub. The three kilometers of the avenue are never the same twice.
The MASP, the most significant museum in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as cafes, bars, restaurants, other cultural centers, movie theaters, parks, shopping areas, and book stores are all located there. There are also many universities nearby, therefore you can also find locals and foreigners that chose Sao Paulo for their studies.
While São Paulo may not be an example of a safe city, it is the safest capital in Brazil.
Parque da Independência and Museu do Ipiranga, São Paulo.
The Parque da Independencia, or “Independence Park,” opened in 1989. It is called “Independence Park” because it has important historical pieces for the history of Brazil’s independence, which have been listed by agencies at the municipal, state, and federal levels in charge of preserving history.
There, you can see the famous Ipiranga Museum, the beautiful gardens that were inspired by Versailles, the Independence Monument, and the Casa do Grito, which is close to where D. Pedro shouted “independence or death!” to declare the country’s independence.
Cataratas do Iguaçu (Iguazú Waterfalls), Foz do Iguaçu, State of Paraná.
Located in the state of Paraná, one of the most stunning natural sights in the world may be found in the city of Foz de Iguaçu and the surrounding Iguaçu Falls.
The length of the wooded trails and the size of the waterfalls are famous all over the world. The falls thrill visitors and offer experiences that no other location can. It’s understandable why the place was recently named one of the world’s new seven wonders.
There, you’ll discover a setting with clean air, gentle scents, delectable food, and even information about the Natural Heritage of Humanity.
Jardim Botânico de Curitiba (Curitiba’s Botanical Garden), Curitiba, State of Paraná
The Jardim Botânico de Curitiba, opened since 1991, is a glass-enclosed greenhouse surrounded by diverse varieties of plants.
French gardens served as inspiration for their design, and the first thing you notice is a carpet of flowers. Additionally, the greenhouse we previously discussed contains botanical species that are important in Brazil.
The Botanical Garden is known as the “garden of senses” because visitors can experience various plant scents and textures.
This is a wonderful area to go to if you want to take a peaceful and lovely walk. Besides, since December is summer in Brazil, it is a perfect place to produce (custom-made) one of the best Christmas cards for 2022, or at least a very exotic one 🙂
Amazing Locations To Take A Family Photo While In Brazil: Conclusion
Maybe by now, you are thinking why I didn’t include places that are always in these rankings about Brazil like Lençóis do Maranhão or the Blue Lake in Bonito. Here is the answer: because I have never been there, and I don’t want to advertise places that I never visited yet 🙂
So here is my tip of 5 incredible places to visit and take memorable pictures in Brazil (not in order):
- Centro Histórico de Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro
- MASP and Avenida Paulista, São Paulo
- Parque da Independência and Museu do Ipiranga, São Paulo
- Cataratas do Iguaçu, Foz do Iguaçu, State of Paraná
- Jardim Botânico de Curitiba, Curitiba, State of Paraná
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Levi Borba is the founder of the Expatriate Consultancy, creator of the channel The Expat, and best-selling author. Some of the links of this article may be affiliate links, meaning that the author will have a commission for any transaction.