Rio de Janeiro, the Cidade Maravilhosa

View from the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. Source: RioTur

Famous for its samba, football, carnival, Rio de Janeiro is known as the “Cidade Maravilhosa” — meaning ‘marvellous city’, in Portuguese.

The grandeurs of the Rio Carnival are known across the globe and to be part of it has always been the dreams of a lot of people. The five-day fiesta, held before Lent, starts on Friday and ends on Fat Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras. The principle attraction…