Brazil is a massive country, almost twenty four times the size for Germany. And to fly from one end to the other takes one hour longer than from New York to London. So, when describing Brazil, the first word that comes to mind is big. The second is diverse.
It describes the variety of geographic and climate conditions; the people who came in various waves of immigration to massively out-number the indigenous peoples; and cultural diversity, a consequence of the size of the country and immigration.
The architecture of Rio de Janeiro combines traditional structures dating back to the 16th century with modern contemporary constructions. Rio de Janeiro is a city in which Samba was invented, and music still forms a large part of day-to-day life in Rio de Janeiro. History lovers can lose themselves exploring to 50 or more museums which can be found within the city of Rio de Janeiro, in a similar light art lovers can exploit the wonderful theatres, art galleries and other cultural highlights to be found within the city.