Brazil World Cup 2014: Rebuilding the Maracanã stadium

The Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro is one of the most famous football grounds in the world. It was here that Brazil lost to Uruguay in the 1950 World Cup final, the last time the tournament was held in Brazil. It is also the stadium where Pelé scored the 1,000th goal of his career. In… Read more »

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro 2013 – everything you need to know

The biggest of all the Carnival celebrations taking place around the world is held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Huge numbers of revellers descend on the city each year to enjoy four days of partying. Here, we’ve put together a list of 10 FAQ to help you understand the Rio Carnival.   1. When is… Read more »

Brazil to play England at Maracana reopening in June

Brazil will play England in a friendly on June 2 when the Maracana stadium is reopened after its World Cup refurbishment, the five-times world champions confirmed on Tuesday. The match, a warm-up for the Confederations Cup Brazil will stage from June 15-30, will follow a friendly between the two teams at Wembley next month as… Read more »

Trump Towers Planned for Port Zone in Rio

American real estate tycoon Donald Trump has set his eyes on Rio, and with partners; MRP International, Salamanca and Even Construtora e Incorporadora, is developing office buildings worth an estimated R$5 billion to R$6 billion. Trump is branding the project which will consist of five skyscrapers, each being 150 meters tall, with 38 floors. The… Read more »

Record Numbers for New Year 2013

The popularity of Rio’s New Year’s Eve celebrations continued to grow this year with an estimated 2.3 million people gathering on the Copacabana beach to ring in the ‘Ano Novo’. The figure increased from last year’s two million and was just one among a number of records broken. The number or tourists watching the festivities… Read more »