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  • In 1960 the capital was moved to Brasilia. River of January is Rio translated to English which refers to Rio being located by Guanabara Bay. It is thought this was how they discovered Rio.
  • Highest 110 in January of 1984 Lowest temperature 40 in July 1928. Temperatures below 50 are very rare in the city. Seasons are the opposite of us.
  • Atop of Corcovado mountains in the Tijuca Forests overlooking the city, one of the 7 wonders of the world in English Christ the Redeemer. It is considered the largest art deco statute in the world. Sambodromo is a giant, permanent parade stand used during Carnival. Stadium is one of the largest in the world.
  • Carnival was developed by the Portuguese. Carnival is usually held in February, which is the hottest month in Brazil. It stars the Saturday before Lent and ends on Ash Wednesday. Is considered the civic anthem of Rio and is the favorite song during Carnival.
  • The Magic Ball is the most glamorous and prestigious of all balls. You must wear either Black tie or a costume. Tickets for the other balls start at $40 per person. The Mangueira Ball is put on by one of the most traditional and well know samba schools. The Gay Costume Ball is one of the most popular balls and is broadcast live to all of Brazil
  • These are the most famous parades. CDBP is one of the most traditional and 500,000 people attend in one day in 2008. SDC is held directly below the Redeemer’s statute and translates to Christ’s armpit. Carmelitas was supposedly created by nuns and is held in Santa Teresa.SEQA held in Ipanema and translates to “Friendliness is almost love.” BDI is the most traditional in Ipanema is attended by a variety of people, including a large gay population and drag queens.
  • This is a giant permanent parade stand that is used by the samba schools for the parades during Carnival every year. The sambodromo seats 70,000 people and that is not nearly enough for everyone who wants to watch the parades.
  • These are all reputable websites that can provide more information regarding Brazil. These web sites can also give you tickets for any of the Carnival activities and guides for where to stay…etc.
  • Waters Presentation 2

    1. 1. Rio de Janeiro Heather Waters
    2. 2. Contents History Location Climate Places to Visit Best Time to Visit Carnival Carnival Balls Carnival Parades Sambodromo 3/31/2010 Rio de Janeiro 2
    3. 3. History Founded March 1, 1565 by Portuguese explorers Capital of Brazil from 1763-1960 Capital city of the state of Rio de Janeiro Second largest city in Brazil River of January One of the most violent cities in the world 3/31/2010 Rio de Janeiro 3
    4. 4. Location Rio de Janeiro is located in the state of Brazil among a strip of the Atlantic Coast Rio de Janeiro population is 6,136,552 Metropolitan population is estimated at 11-13.5 million people Rio de Janeiro Photo Courtesy of www.worldatlas.com 3/31/2010 Rio de Janeiro 4
    5. 5. Climate Tropical Savanna climate Month High °F Low °F High °C Low °C January 84 71 29 22 February 85 73 29 23 March 83 72 22 22 April 80 69 21 21 May 77 66 25 19 June 76 64 24 18 July 75 64 24 18 August 76 64 24 18 September 75 66 25 19 October 77 63 25 17 November 79 68 26 20 December 82 71 28 22 3/31/2010 Rio de Janeiro 5
    6. 6. Places to Visit Cristo Redentor Ipanema Beach Copacabana Beach Copacabana Hotel Sugarloaf Mountain Sambodromo Maracana Stadium Photo courtesy of www.wikipedia.org 3/31/2010 Rio de Janeiro 6
    7. 7. Best Time To Visit Rio New Year’s Eve Second largest celebration 2.5 million people Carnival Photo courtesy of www.aryton.com 3/31/2010 Rio de Janeiro 7
    8. 8. Carnival Carnival began in 1850 Rio de Janeiro is the Carnival capital of the world 500,000 foreign visitors Carnival 2010 begins February 13 and ends February 16 “Cidade Maravilhosa” 3/31/2010 Rio de Janeiro 8
    9. 9. Carnival Balls Magic Ball at Copacabana Palace Golden Room $1,249 per person Noble Room $825 per person Standing Room Only $635 per person Scala Ball Mangueira Ball Gay Costume Ball Held on Tuesday, February 16th until 7 a.m. 3/31/2010 Rio de Janeiro 9
    10. 10. Carnival Parades Cordão do Bola Preta Suvaco de Cristo Carmelitas Simpatia é Quase Amor Banda de Ipanema 3/31/2010 Rio de Janeiro 10
    11. 11. Sambodromo Two different types of seats Grand Stand Suites/Boxes Holds five different parades Samba Schools in the Special Groups Champions Parade Samba Schools in the Access Group Samba Schools in Group B Children’s Samba Schools 3/31/2010 Rio de Janeiro 11
    12. 12. For More Information Please visit any of these websites: www.brazilbookers.com www.rio-carnival.net www.brazil-travel-northeast.com Any questions? 3/31/2010 Rio de Janeiro 12
    13. 13. Work Cited All About Carnival. (2009, October 25). Retrieved October 25, 2009, from Insider's guide to Rio de Janeiro: www.ipanema.com Brazil Bookers. (2009, October 29). Retrieved October 29, 2009, from Brazil Bookers: http://www.brazilbookers.com Brazil Travel Northeast. (2009, October 30). Retrieved October 30, 2009, from Brazil Travel Northeast: www.brazil-travel- northeast.com Rio de Janeiro. (2009, October 28). Retrieved October 28, 2009, from Rio de Janeiro: http://www.riodejaniero.com Rio Services Carnival. (2009, October 30). Retrieved October 30, 2009, from Rio Services Carnival: http://www.rio- carnival.net 3/31/2010 Rio de Janeiro 13