And, of course, and the famous samba school Carnival, to which the city prepares for the full year. In the vicinity of the Rio a huge number of interesting places. Worth to visit the summer residence of Emperor Pedro I and the Imperial Museum in Petropolis (65 km. Rio de Janeiro), inns, colonial-style resort and a major center in Buzios (170 km. North of Rio de Janeiro), a beautiful oceanfront and approximately 200 islands in the Angra dos Reyesh, stunning coastline and many picturesque recreation centers in the city of Paraty's Memorial (286 km. South of the Rio de Janeiro ) Diamantina city (part of the list of the Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO), as well as the magnificent slopes of the surrounding mountains covered with outlandish vegetation, which pose many interesting places. The capital of the state and independent Federal District – Brasilia, is one of the most unusual cities in the continent. Located at an altitude of 1172 meters above sea level, the city was built almost from scratch in 4 years.
Lucio Costa and architects Oscar Niemeyer designed the city in the form of a bird, a 'body' which is located area of administrative and public buildings in the 'wings' – residential areas, and in the 'nose' – an area of three authorities, which are located around the residence of the President – Palace of Aurora, domed building of the National Assembly and the Senate, the palaces of the Supreme Court and Congress. From the square in two rows of houses stretched ministries of the original architecture, and behind them – the pyramidal and the cathedral National Theatre, whose architecture is generally difficult to attribute to any style. The building of the National Research Council follows the shape of the temple of Ramses II. Along the axis of capital is an ultra-modern transport artery, a feature which is the almost complete absence of crossing.