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Ei gente beleza, tudo bem? Paloma here. Welcome to another Top Portuguese Words. Today’s topic is Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Brazil.
1. Corcovado "Corcovado"
Vamos ao Corcovado ver a estátua do Cristo Redentor? "Shall we go to Corcovado to see the Christ the Redeemer statue?"
Corcovado is the mountain where you can see Cristo Redentor, Christ the Redeemer. The symbol of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro. So if you go to Rio, don’t forget to see Corcovado.
2. Estádio do Maracanã "Maracanã Stadium"
O Maracanã é um dos maiores estádios de futebol do mundo! "Maracanã Stadium is one of the biggest soccer stadiums in the world!"
If you are a soccer fan, you should make sure to watch a soccer match at Maracanã Stadium.
Flamengo, Fluminense, Botafogo. Those are the three main soccer teams in Rio.
3. Cataratas do Iguaçu "Iguazu Falls"
Quero conhecer as Cataratas do Iguaçu. A vista deve ser incrível! "I want to visit Iguazu Falls. It must be an amazing sight!"
The Iguazu Falls are located in the border between Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. So if you go to Iguazu Falls and Foz do Iguacu, that is the city where Iguazu Falls is near to, you can go to Paraguay and also Argentina.
4. Fernando de Noronha "Fernando de Noronha"
Nós vamos fazer o passeio de barco para observar os golfinhos em Fernando de Noronha. "We'll go on a dolphin-watching boat tour in Fernando de Noronha."
Fernando de Noronha is an amazing island in north-eastern part of Brazil. If you have money, you definitely should go there. You can see dolphins. It’s like in a very small island and they have a limited number of people that can be inside the island at the same time. So they can preserve the animals and plants of that place. I never had the chance to go there but everyone that goes is like mesmerized. E maravilhoso! It’s marvelous.
5. Jardim Botânico de Curitiba "Botanical Garden of Curitiba"
À noite a estufa de vidro do Jardim Botânico de Curitiba é iluminada. "The Curitiba Botanical Garden's glass greenhouse is lit up at night."
There are many botanical gardens from Brazil but the one in Curitiba is the most famous one. It’s like the postcard place in the city. So if you go to Curitiba, make sure to stop by the Botanical garden. It is a very beautiful place in there.
6. Parque do Ibirapuera "Ibirapuera Park"
Quando você vier para São Paulo tem que visitar o Parque do Ibirapuera! "When you come to São Paulo, you must visit Ibirapuera Park!"
That’s a very funny word, right? Ibirapuera. This is the most famous park in São Paulo and a place where everyone in the city goes especially in the weekends to do exercise. They also have some museums that you can go in there. So, you can have fun with the whole family if you want to.
7. Avenida Paulista "Paulista Avenue"
A Avenida Paulista é um dos cartões postais mais famosos de São Paulo. "Paulista Avenue is one of the most famous postcards of São Paulo."
Paulista means From São Paulo state. So Avenida Paulista would be São Paulo state Avenue. This is just the most important avenue in the city where you have many business, big companies. We also have the museum, Modern Art Museum. And now-a-days on Sundays, they close the avenue so you can go there to ride your bike or to run or to skate, whatever you want to do.
8. Porto de Galinhas "Porto de Galinhas"
Este ano quero ir de novo pra Porto de Galinhas. As piscinas naturais de lá são maravilhosas! "I want to visit Porto de Galinhas again this year. Its natural pools are wonderful!"
Porto de Galinhas is this wonderful beach located in Pernambuco state. So, if you again go to Northeastern part of Brazil, make sure to visit Porto de Galinhas. Actually, in the northeastern part of Brazil, there are so many wonderful beaches that is hard to choose from but Porto de Galinhas is one of the most visited or most known for its beauty in the northeastern part of Brazil. Nordeste.
9. Praias de Floripa "Florianópolis Beaches"
As praias de Floripa são as melhores para surfar! "Florianópolis beaches are the best for surfing!"
Florianópolis is a city in the southern part of Brazil and it’s an island. So if you go to the.. this side, you have the Pacific Ocean, so the water is very cold and it’s good for surfing; and on this side, you also have some other beaches that are good for swimming or, you know, just hanging out. It’s a lovely place to go and very famous. Many people from Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina go to Florianópolis or other nearby cities during vacations because it’s so, so beautiful. And also many Brazilians would love to go there.
10. Teatro Amazonas "Amazon Theatre"
Ainda quero conhecer o Teatro Amazonas. É uma construção belíssima. "I still want to visit Amazon Theatre. It is an astounding building!"
So Teatro Amazonas, it’s a theater in the middle of the Amazonas or The Amazon Forest. So if you have the chance to go to the Amazon especially to Manaus city where the theater is located, you can’t miss this place. Teatro Amazonas.
Acabou! The end. I am sorry we didn’t have time to cover all the beautiful places you should visit in Brazil but let us know in the comments which is your favorite place or which place we missed or which place you’d love to visit. I will see you in the next time. Até mais! Tchau!

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