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Where is Brazil?

  1. Approximate Population of Brazil: 212,559,417


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Sao Paulo is the capital of Brazil

Sao Paulo has an approximate population of around 12,325,232 people and you can typically expect to pay around £1.36p for an equivalent pint of lager or beer.

About So Paulo in Brazil is an exciting place that offers a lot of fun for the tourists and the travelers. It is a world famous city in South America, is one of the largest cities in Brazil, and is regarded as the political, cultural, and economic capital of the country. This wonderful city was incorporated into the United Nations ozone mission and has been declared a green city. The city has been recognized as a "green city" because it is a pioneer in sustainable building design, green technology, and green infrastructure.

This incredible city is surrounded by captivating tropical rain forest. The dense forest provides a protected home for a wide variety of birds, including the huge migratory avian species. You can also visit the indigenous village of Tambomachay where you will witness the lifestyle of the Tarahumara Indians. You can also go for trekking through the misty wilderness of Espirito Santo and see the beautiful landscapes. The lush green trees and herbal gardens add to the beauty of this city.

The city is known for its amazing shopping complexes and malls which offer luxurious shops and stores offering unique modern handicrafts and designer wear. The night life of this city is really something. Most bars and nightclubs are located on the banks of the River Doce. There are clubs like La Barra Negra and Club Cubana which are well known for their sensational performances. These nightclubs are open until dawn so you do not have to worry about getting the nightclubs until the late hours. So, if you are planning to visit Brazil, then I would suggest that you should definitely book flights to So Paulo in Brazil no matter what time of the year it may be.

What vaccinations do I need before travelling to Brazil

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Brazil are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel to Brazil

For up to date information around safety and security in Brazil read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Brazil.

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Best time to visit Brazil?

Most rain falls from December to March and the best time to see animals is during the dry season from April/ May to October. Temperatures rarely drop below 20°C, even in the dead of winter from June to July.

Festivals in Brazil

There are a variety of festivals to visit in Brazil. The most famous is the Carnival, a five-day festival linked to the beginning of Lent in the Christian calendar. It is a lively and colourful experience that includes dozens of samba schools and dancing dancers. Thousands of spectators attend the parade of colorful floats and a thousand-foot-tall puppets. In addition, visitors can enjoy music, street performances, and art installations.

The most famous of these festivals takes place in the coastal cities of the north and south. The festival is a multi-billion dollar public event that changes all aspects of Brazilian life. While the festival has origins in the past, it has become a huge cultural event, and is celebrated all over Brazil, from north to south. It is especially strong in coastal capitals such as Sao Paulo and Rio. Here, you can enjoy the best of the Brazilian carnival and its many other traditional celebrations.

One of the most popular festivals in Brazil is the St. Benedict festival. This 30 day celebration is a unique cultural experience. The festival has been celebrated since 1897 and is celebrated by locals and tourists alike. It is considered to be the country's second most important festival after Christmas. Historically, the festival celebrates the lives of three saints who died in the 16th century. The festivities also raise money for the city's poor and have a lasting impact on their communities.

June Parties commemorate the birth of John the Baptist. The event is held at the beginning of Brazilian winter and gives the population a chance to celebrate the rural life. Traditionally, men and women dress up as mermaids, and women wear traditional adolescence. However, the celebration has grown to the point that June Parties are even celebrated in urban areas. The square dancers transform the streets and parks into giant dance floors.

The carnival in Brazil is a popular event for everyone to attend. It is an important celebration that represents the people's culture. The festival is usually associated with the Christian calendar and lasts for five days. The festivities include the Carnival, Valentine's Day, the Children's Day, and Easter. During the Carnival, you will be able to attend many of these festivals. The best places to celebrate these holidays include: For example, if you're in a romantic mood, you'll find plenty of couples celebrating their love with gifts.

A traditional festival in Brazil is the Junine festivities, which are centered on the birth of three cathlic saints. The celebration lasts from late feb to early march, and is a roaring party that changes everything in the country. The Carnival in the North is celebrated with a street parade, while the festivities in the South are based on the harvest. The raucous party is a major celebration, with a raucous carnival.

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Do I need a Visa?

UK passport holders do not require a visa to enter Brazil. However, passports must be valid for at least 6 months and a return ticket and proof of sufficient funds may be requested on arrival.

See which forms you may need for entry into Brazil.

What currency do i need for Brazil?

The official currency of Brazil is the Brazilian Real (BRL). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Brazil you can grab amazing Brazilian Real deals via Wise.com (GBP to BRL).

What wildlife live in Brazil?

The giant anteater, several varieties of sloths and armadillos, coati, giant river otter, tapir, peccaries, marsh deer, Pampas deer, and capybara (the world's largest existing rodent).

What is the traditional food of Brazil?

Portuguese food? Hearty black bean and mixed meat stew that is often called the national dish of Brazil. This is another of those big, hearty, meat-and-bean stews that seem to be the national dish of one country or another. In this case, the country is Brazil and the stew is feijoada.

What Languages are spoken in Brazil?

Languages. More than 150 languages and dialects are spoken by the Indigenous peoples in Brazil today. They are part of the near 7,000 languages spoken today in the world (SIL International, 2009). Before the arrival of the Portuguese, however, only in Brazil that number was probably close to 1,000. You can learn some basic Portuguese before you travel to Brazil and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip in Brazil?

The currency in Brazil is the Brazilian Real (Some restaurants add a 10% service charge onto the check. If there's no service charge, you can leave as much as you want, but 15% is a good amount.).

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