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The Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Brasilia

Read our guide to the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants, cafés and eateries in Brazil's capital city, Brasília.

Where To Find the Best Burgers in Rio de Janeiro

The international burger trend is taking over Brazil - discover the best places to grab a bun and fries in Rio de Janeiro with our guide.

The Best Live Music Venues in Brasilia

Read our guide to the best live music venues in the Brazilian capital, from concert halls and Brazilian clubs to intimate jazz cafés.

The 10 Best Bars in Brasilia

Read our guide to the best places to drink in the Brazilian capital.

The Best Churches to See in Sao Paulo

A guide to the best churches in Sao Paulo, from architectural marvels to historic monuments.

The 10 Best Restaurants in Florianópolis, Brazil

Read our guide to the best restaurants and eateries in Florianópolis, perfect for a traditional or modern Brazilian dining experience.

The Top 10 Things To Do and See in Brasília

Read out guide to the top sights and attractions in Brazil's modernist capital, Brasília

The 10 Best Boutique and Cultural Hotels in Florianópolis, Brazil

Improve your stay in Florianópolis with our guide to the most unique and impressive boutique, luxury and cultural hotels and hostels in the city.

The 7 Best Beach Bars and Restaurants in Florianópolis, Brazil

Read our guide to the best beachfront bars and restaurants in Florianópolis, Brazil

10 Awe-Inspiring Places To Watch The Sunset

From sundown amidst the natural beauty of the Atacama Desert to stunning early evening cityscapes, we bring you the most breathtaking places to watch the sun set.

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Brazil Art + Artists

The Brutally Provocative Art Brut Of Henry Darger

Get acquainted with the controversial life and work of Art Brut artist Henry Darger.

Let the Humble Be King: Iris Della Roca And The Stars Of The Favelas

French photographer Iris Della Roca has joined forces with the World Wide Women Collective to turn dreams into realities for the children of the favelas

10 Street Artists You Should Roam The World For

Look beyond Banksy and discover ten other exciting street artists working across the world.

Rio de Janeiro's 10 Best Galleries | Contemporary Art in Brazil

We update our guide to the best places in dynamic Rio de Janeiro to see stunning art by innovative contemporary artists.

Art Lover's Guide to São Paulo: Top 10 Galleries & Art Spaces

Sao Paulo is a paradise for art lovers. From graffiti-filled streets to museums that rival the Tate Modern in London, these are the top 10 contemporary galleries.

Campana Brothers | Brazil's Most Famous Design Team

We discover more about the meteoric rise to fame of Brazil’s most famous designing duo.

Creating the World’s Most Beautiful Staircase

Read about the artist behind Rio de Janeiro’s Escadaria Selarón – Jorge Selarón, who dedicated his life to creating the world’s most stunning staircase.

The 10 Most Important Latin American Art Collectors

Read on to find out more about how Latin American artists are changing contemporary art with the help of these ten significant collectors and curators.

Brazil's Top 10 Photographers You Should Know

Take a look at ten photographers capturing 20th century Brazil during economic boom, drug violence, rainforest destruction and the people’s unending resilience.

Bahia Culture | Salvador’s Top Contemporary Art Galleries and Museums

Join us on a tour of Salvador de Bahia’s best contemporary art galleries and museums showcasing the best of Brazilian and Latin American art.

Brazil Food + Restaurants

The Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Brasilia

Read our guide to the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants, cafés and eateries in Brazil's capital city, Brasília.

Where To Find the Best Burgers in Rio de Janeiro

The international burger trend is taking over Brazil - discover the best places to grab a bun and fries in Rio de Janeiro with our guide.

The 10 Best Bars in Brasilia

Read our guide to the best places to drink in the Brazilian capital.

The 10 Best Restaurants in Florianópolis, Brazil

Read our guide to the best restaurants and eateries in Florianópolis, perfect for a traditional or modern Brazilian dining experience.

The 7 Best Beach Bars and Restaurants in Florianópolis, Brazil

Read our guide to the best beachfront bars and restaurants in Florianópolis, Brazil

The Best Brunches and Breakfasts in Florianópolis, Brazil

Read our guide to the best restaurants and cafés for a late breakfast or a weekend brunch in Florianopólis.

The Best Brunches and Breakfasts in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

Read our guide to the cafés and restaurants serving the best brunches and late breakfasts in Foz do Iguaçu.

The 10 Best Bars in Florianópolis, Brazil

Read our guide to the best places to drink in Florianópolis, one of Brazil's main party destinations, and explore the city's vibrant nightlife.

The 10 Best Bars in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

Read our guide to the best places to drink in Foz do Iguaçu and explore the vibrant nightlife of Brazil.

The 10 Best Restaurants in Copacabana

The best restaurants in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, come in all forms, from small kiosks on the sands to earthy eateries tucked between the streets.

Brazil Design + Architecture

Sergio Rodrigues | The Icon of Brazilian Furniture Design

We discover more about Sergio Rodrigues, the innovative icon of Brazilian design who brought the intricacies of nature into households worldwide.

The Spirit of Contemporary Brazilian Design: Combining Art and Function

Read about the styles, techniques and ideas behind Brazilian design in our guide to Brazil’s ten best contemporary designers and studios.

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This ex-Portuguese colony is the 5th largest country in the world and the only American country with Portuguese as its official language. Almost half of the country is covered by the immense Amazon rainforest which is under constant threat of exploitation. This has become an international issue due to the rainforest’s function as a regulator of the climate and the thousands of species of animals and plants which live within the rainforest. In spite of having one of the most powerful economies in Latin America and being one of the emergent global economies, Brazil is still characterized by its economic inequality and the wide gap between the rich and the poor.

Brazil is currently for the first time in its history ruled by a woman, Dilma Rousseff, who fought with the underground resistance during the military dictatorship in 1964 and who was captured and jailed for three years, but who was also the favoured successor of ex-president Lula, one of the most admired figures in Latin American politics. He started social programs like Bolsa Familia and Fome Zero, to eradicate hunger and to help improve the harsh social conditions of cities like Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo where a third of the population lives in favelas, or slums. This reality is portrayed in the film City of God directed by Fernando Meirelles. Anselmo Duarte’s The Prayer of Promises, which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, also offers a glimpse of poverty in Brazil and how it relates to religion.

Regarding its literature, Brazil has given us many important writers such as Clarice Lispector, who belonged to the ‘Generation of ‘45’ group of Brazilian modernists; her most famous novels are The Passion According to G.H. and The Hour of the Star. Nélida Piñón is also a widely recognized Brazilian writer who won the Spanish ‘Príncipe de Asturias’ Prize for her work which is based ‘in reality, memory and also fantasy and dreams’. Her most famous novel is The Republic of Dreams, a book about her grandparent’s immigration from Spain to Brazil. But Paulo Coelho is by far the most successful Brazilian novelist. He is the bestselling Portuguese author of all time, and has sold more than 100 million books in over 150 countries worldwide; his works have also been translated into 71 languages. The Alchemist, Veronica Decides to Die or Brida are all examples of his work, which mixes reality, spirituality and magic.

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