Historical places in brazil and ancient culture of Copacabana
The Copacabana, has a lot to offer anyone with interest for historical places in brazil. The district it self has history back to the 1500's when the little half island in today's Guanabara bay, now called the sugarloaf, was colonized and fortified by Villegaignon under the patronage of Admiral Coligny in 1555.
The settlement was destroyed by the Portuguese in 1566, and the name of the island changed to São Sebastião.
The Brazil history chronology continues with Sao sebastiao evolving into the making of Rio de janeiro, the first protestant settlement in the new world and capitol of Brazil in 1763.
You can discover the history of brazil houses,and see how building of the tunnels connecting Rio to Copacabana helped make the neighbourhood one of the most populated area per square meter. The Copacabana district itself is one of the historical places in brazil worth visiting.
The Copacabana Palace hotel contributed to international fame and made Rio de Janeiro one of the most exotic travel destinations in the world. Even if you can't afford living here, it still shouldn't be missed. Among other things, you can say "Hey, I've been there!" when seeing it in movies =).
Below you'll find first hand Rio City guides taking you on walking tours to the important historical places in Rio de Janeiro (with maps), while having an excellent audio guide on your ear:
Rio City Guide, Walking Audio Tour of Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Offers a Rio City Guide, giving audio guiding while the walking tour takes you through Rio de Janeiro and Copacabana. Walk recommended routes while listening to an Audio Guide. Know the secrets of Rio
Other historical places in brazil, Copacabana you should see, are the Sugarloaf, which today is a tourist attraction and a nightclub, Christ the Redeemer (the famous statue of Christ), the botanical garden, the Copacabana fort.
Below you can find some historical stories about these places.
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