Brazilian Landmarks - 30 Famous Landmarks in Brazil Story

By Alli Sewell


Brazilian Landmarks - 30 Famous Landmarks in Brazil Story

Brazil is an amazing country full of culture, nature, delicious food, and some of the friendliest people you'll ever meet.... Read more

Landmark 1

Vale dos Vinhedos, Bento Gonçalves, Rio Grande do Sul

This Brazilian landmark area is known for its wine production, an activity not traditionally associated with Brazil. Found in Bento... Read more

Landmark 2

Iguazu Falls, Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná

Iguazu Falls are one of the major landmarks in Brazil. The falls are a series of 272 waterfalls and are... Read more

Landmark 3

Botanical Garden of Curitiba, Curitiba, Paraná

The Botanical Garden of Curitiba (Jardim Botânico de Curitiba) is a stunningly manicured park and garden found in Curitiba in... Read more

Landmark 4

The Pantanal, Miranda, Mato Grosso do Sul

The Pantanal is one of the most incredible natural landmarks in Brazil. This vast area of wetlands is notably the... Read more

Landmark 5

Bonito, Matt Grosso do Sul

Bonito is a city in Mato Grosso do Sul known for its many caves, stunning emerald lakes, and other beautiful... Read more

Landmark 6

Independence Park, Ipiranga, Sao Paulo

Independence Park (Parque da Independência) is a large public park found in the area of Ipiranga in the city of... Read more

Landmark 7

Paulista Museum, Ipiranga, São Paulo

Paulista Museum (Museu Paulista), also known as Ipiranga Museum (Museu do Ipiranga), is a history museum found in Parque da... Read more

Landmark 8

Metropolitan Cathedral of São Paulo, Sé, São Paulo

The Metropolitan Cathedral of São Paulo (Catedral da Sé de São Paulo) is a famous Brazilian building found in central... Read more

Landmark 9

Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge, São Paulo, São Paulo

The Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge, or Ponte Estaiada, is a 453 feet long cable-style bridge which stretches across River... Read more

Landmark 10

Ibirapuera Park, Vila Mariana, São Paulo

As one of the largest urban parks in Brazil, Ibirapuera Park (Parque Ibirapuera) is a tranquil oasis in the middle... Read more

Landmark 11

São Paulo Museum of Art Assis Chateaubriand, Bela Vista, São Paulo

The São Paulo Art Museum (Museu de Arte de São Paulo), or MASP, has exhibits showcasing artworks from European, Brazilian,... Read more

Landmark 12

Copacabana Beach, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

Copacabana Beach is one of the most famous places of Brazil. Found in Rio de Janeiro, this beach is one... Read more

Landmark 13

Parque Lage, Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro

Parque Lage is found in Rio’s Jardim Botânico area, named after the botanical garden found here. This park features a... Read more

Landmark 14

Escadaria Selarón, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro

Named by many as the most beautiful staircase in the world, Escadaria Selarón is another iconic Brazilian landmark found in... Read more

Landmark 15

Lapa Arches, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro

The Lapa Arches (Arcos da Lapa), or Carioca Aqueduct, stand proudly in the Rio neighborhood of Lapa. The colonial-style arches... Read more

Landmark 16

Christ the Redeemer, Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro

The Christ the Redeemer statue (Cristo Redentor) is probably the most famous Brazilian monument. The 38 meters tall statue of... Read more

Landmark 17

Sugarloaf Mountain, Urca, Rio de Janeiro

Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar), is a mountain peak that sits on Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro. The mountain... Read more

Landmark 18

Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro

Niterói, found across Guanabara Bay from Rio, is much lesser known than Rio but is still a great city to... Read more

Landmark 19

Carnaval, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

While not a physical landmark, Carnaval is undoubtedly a landmark event in Brazil! Carnaval is held each year in the... Read more

Landmark 20

Ilha Grande, Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro

While many visit only the city of Rio de Janeiro, a trip to a nearby island will make your trip... Read more

Landmark 21

Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais

Ouro Preto is a colonial mining town found in the state of Minas Gerais. This charming Baroque town was the... Read more

Landmark 22

Metropolitan Cathedral of Brasília, Brasília, Distrito Federal

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Brasilia (Catedral Metropolitana de Brasília) is found in Brazil’s capital city of Brasilia. The unique cathedral... Read more

Landmark 23

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Alto Paraíso de Goiás, Goiás

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park (Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros) is one of the many beautiful national parks in... Read more

Landmark 24

Pelourinho, Salvador, Bahia

Pelourinho in Salvador, Bahia, is one of the most historical landmarks in Brazil. It's also one of the most colorful... Read more

Landmark 25

Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco

This natural landmark in Brazil is a volcanic archipelago that includes 21 islands and islets. The archipelago is named after... Read more

Landmark 26

Dunes of Jalapão, Mateiros, Tocantins

The Dunes of Jalãpao (Duna do Jalapão) are found in Jalapão State Park in Mateiros, Tocantins state. These sandhills are... Read more

Landmark 27

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Barreirinhas, Maranhão

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park (Parque Nacional dos Lençóis Maranhenses) is a protected national park found on the east coast in... Read more

Landmark 28

The Amazon Theatre, Manaus, Amazonas

The Amazon Theatre (Teatro Amazonas) is a beautiful opera house found in the Manaus, in the state of Amazonas. The... Read more

Landmark 29

Meeting of the Waters, Manaus, Amazonas

A popular natural landmark in the city of Manaus is the Meeting of the Waters. At this location, the waters... Read more

Landmark 30

The Amazon Rainforest, Amazonas

The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most popular landmarks in Brazil. This vast rainforest is known globally for its... Read more


In Summary

Brazil is an incredible country that should be on every traveler's bucket list. This vast country is a melting pot... Read more