Sao Sebastiao de Rio de Janeiro, more famous as Rio de Janeiro is largest city and harbor in Brazil and capital of state Rio de Janeiro. It is placed on shores of Guanabara Bay. At the end of XIX and XX century, swamps were dried and buildings were built by modern urban principles.
This spectacular city famous by many cultural and historical monuments and long beautiful beaches. Natural environment, biggest world carnivals, samba and Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, best beaches in the world.
Biggest attraction, without any doubt is statue of Jesus, best known as Cristo Redentor Corcovado hill, from where you can see whole city and football temple Maracanã. Rio also has two biggest forests Floresta da Pedra Branca and Floresta da Tijuca. Estimated number of residents is something over 6 million, and around 12 million in wider area.