Rio de Janeiro is a huge seaside city in Brazil, famous for its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, 38m Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado and for Sugarloaf Mountain, a granite peak with cable cars to its summit. The city is also known for its sprawling favelas (shanty towns) that host the best samba school of the city.
According to tradition, the spot now called Rio de Janeiro was first visited in January 1502 by Portuguese explorers, who believed the bay they encountered (now called Guanabara Bay) was the mouth of a river. They named the area Rio de Janeiro, “River of January.”
Rio explodes with energy and color during the five days before Ash Wednesday (from Saturday, the 2nd of March 2019), when millions take to the streets for the world's biggest carnival. The party starts on the Friday, when the Mayor hands over the keys of the city to a man crowned as King Momo, a mythical jester who acts as the head of the festivities.
During those days, the best samba school in the city compete to get the first prize.
Brazil is well known for the colors, the music and the restless nights all around the clubs. Nightlife in Copacabana and Ipanema are famous worldwide.
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