Aims of the website
- Obtain knowledge of the destination in regards to tourism and events
- Insight into the destination with transport, culture, and climate
- Positive and negative effects in terms of the scenario
Road continues to be the main transport around Brazil. The highway is the largest highway in the world yet does not cater to the needs of many cars, as a result of this construction to rejuvenate and expand the roads just in time for the 2014 FIFA world cup took place. In terms of rail there are 4 main rail gauges in the country 1. Broad gauge 2. Narrow gauge 3. dual gauge and 4. Standard gauge. Air travel has improved and efficient, gaining 115 million passengers flying in and out each year with 300 airports in the country, 21 being international airports. There are close to 50,000 kilometres of waterways with around 15 harbours and seaports along the coast.
Resources, attractions and events
1. Ouro Preto is one of the best preserved towns in brazil and founded in the 17th century. The city holds Portuguese colonial architecture with 18th- and 19th-century churches decorated with gold and the sculptured works of Aleijadinho make Ouro Preto one of the most popular tourist attractions in Brazil.
2. Teatro Amazonas, an opera house in Manaus, was built using furniture from Paris, steel from England and marble from italy. The first ever performance held on January 7, 1897 with the Italian opera La Gioconda. In recent years (1990) The opera house reopened from being closed down due to the rubber trade decline which ultimatelt led to Manaus losings its main source of income. “There wasn’t a single performance in Teatro Amazonas for 90 years until 1990 when it reopened its doors.” (Turopia, 2016)
3. Rio Carnival attracts millions every year, it is held in the streets and squares, bars and clubs.
4. The Amazon River entices a huge number of tourist setting their sights on brazil’s natural attractions. At 6,400 kilometres and being 2nd longest river in the world there is an estimated 10 million living species that live in the amazon rainforest.
5. The famous statue of Christ the Redeemer is located at peak of the Corcovado mountain, standing at 39.6 meters tall
6. The Iguacu Falls is one of the greatest natural places in the world in which the waterfall system falls along the Iguazu River. “The falls can be reached from the cities Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil and Puerto Iguazú in Argentina, as well as from Ciudad del Este in Paraguay. On the Brazilian side, there is a long walkway along the canyon with an extension to the lower base of the Devil’s Throat.” (Turopia, 2016)