Rio de Janeiro

Celebration is a way of life in Brazil's 'Marvellous City'.

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is a spectacle of art, architecture and joie de vivre – all under the iconic gaze of the Christ the Redeemer statue atop the Corcovado. Between the samba-fuelled nightlife, glamorous beach culture and annual Carnival festivities, celebration feels like a way of life in Brazil’s ‘Marvellous City’. Walking tours of the Centro historic quarter reveal centuries-old Portuguese architecture, but this city is by no means frozen in the past. For every historic monument or art museum, there’s a gleaming high-rise or ultra-modern convention centre. And with the 2016 Summer Olympics set to be hosted in Rio, this amazing city’s future prospects are only getting better.