St. Paul's Cathedral, also known as the Metropolitan Cathedral, is the world's fourth-largest Gothic cathedral and the gateway to the tourism of São Paulo. It was built in 1913 and the construction lasted for 40 years, becoming a luxurious project in São Paulo's 400th anniversary. In terms of artistic features, it blends Gothic and Renaissance styles. In addition to the Gothic spires, the Cathedral's semi-circular arch vouchers and the Center are in the Renaissance style. The designer imitates Florence's Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.
Located on the east side of the Chijuca National Forest, Jesus Mountain was built to commemorate the success of the Brazilian independence movement. From a distance, it seems to welcome and embrace people coming to Brazil. When the weather is fine during the day, you can see the image of Jesus in any corner of Rio. When the night falls, the white light on the image of Jesus will match the urban landscape of the mountain, which is psychedelic and solemn.
The Sao Paulo Municipal Theater is a large theatre in São Paulo. It was completed in 1911 and is currently one of the landmarks of São Paulo, known as the “Paris Opera House” in Brazil. Designed by the famous architect Hamos Asvido. The whole building is elegant and noble, and the grand style is similar to that of the Paris Opera. The Baroque architecture itself is also a beautiful piece of art. It is the stage for the cultural performances of São Paulo, and the echo effect is perfect. The interior of the City Opera House was refurbished in 1991 and is elegantly arranged in marble, painting, plaster, mirrors, etc.
Rio de Janeiro Cathedral is a church that differs from the traditional concept of Rio de Janeiro. Unlike the old and elegant churches in Europe, the entire church can hardly find any elements the belong to the church. It is a modern building with a reinforced concrete structure. There is a cross at the top of the tower. It is this simple cross that seems to confirm the identity of the church.
Be sure to stop at the Municipal Theatre the next time you visit Sao Paolo. While it was constructed from 1903 to 1911, the Municipal Theatre is perhaps best known for having hosted 1922's Week of Modern Art. You can't help but see the architectural influence of the Parisian Opera on the building. You can still watch a production here and appreciate the renovations done in the 1980s. You can join a guided tour of the Municipal Theatre, as one begins every hour.
Sugarloaf Mountain is located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay. It consists of two hills. Because it looks like a mold for making bread, it is the name of Sugarloaf Mountain. It is a famous Rio sight the same as Mount Jesus. From here, overlooking the city, you can see the Monte Cristo, Rodrigues Atoll and Copacabana Beach from the top of the mountain. It is said that Sugar Loaf Mountain is still a place with a very high rate of marriage proposals.
Located in a prime location, adjacent to Ipanema Beach, Copacabana Beach is known as the world's most beautiful white sand beach and is also known as a seaside resort. The beaches of Copacabana are crescent-shaped, the sea is blue, the beach is clean and soft, and the temperature is mild throughout the year, which is very suitable for playing. Beach volleyball and beach football are also built on the beach, and the 2016 Rio Olympics volleyball venue is also located here.
Ipanema Beach is considered to be a beach with a better view in Rio de Janeiro. It is also world-famous for being the birthplace of Bossa Nova, and the song of "The Girl from Ipanema" was born here. Every day on Ipanema Beach, many people can run, ride, play, and surf on the beach. In the evening, you can watch the amazing sunset on the east side of the beach.