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Candelaria Chruch in the cultural center of Rio de Janeiro.


Cultural Diversity of Brazil

The influences of African, European and indigenous cultures have their place in the melting pot of Brazil. The country’s cultural heritage is as diverse as nature itself. Our blog entries tell you all about it.

Brazil borders ten countries and over the years Brazil's relations with its neighboring countries have developed dynamically. Therefore, when traveling through Brazil or South America, it is worthwhile to learn about Brazil's relations with other countries.

Don't miss the delicious snacks that Brazilian cuisine has to offer, such as coxinhas, empadas, pastéis, and caldo de cana. You should definitely try some of these during your Brazil vacation. Let the flavors enchant you and enjoy this culinary journey. Here comes a taste. Bom apetite!

Queijo Minas or mine cheese not only has a unique taste, but is also closely linked to the history and culture of the state of Minas Gerais. The traditional Brazilian cheese is made from raw milk and is a firm, slightly crumbly cheese with a mild yet distinctive flavor.

Oscar Niemeyer was a tireless artist who made history in many ways with his architectural works. Although Oscar Niemeyer is no longer alive, he left behind more than 600 buildings in Brazil and abroad. Brazil's most famous architect has thus become a trademark of the country.

Brazil is a country of music. The synthesis of European, African, and Indian traditions has created a music of extraordinary variety and beauty. Whether the gentle sounds of the Bossa Nova, the spirited Samba, or the Música Popular. Be sure to enjoy some live Brazilian music on your trip to Brazil!

Macumba is a general variety of Afro-Brazilian cults that includes influences from Catholic religion, occultism, Native American cults, and spiritualism. The word macumba referred to a percussion instrument of African origin and today represents the variety of religious traditions of African origin in Brazil.

Tiradentes was a Brazilian rebel and freedom fighter who fought for justice and independence from the Portuguese crown. He owed his nickname Teeth Puller to his profession: dentist. The National Holiday commemorates this important national hero and his struggle against Portuguese colonial rule.

The celebration Círio de Nazaré is a great Catholic feast celebrated in honor of Our Lady of Nazaré. The fascinating ceremony is part of Brazilian culture and a manifestation of faith and devotion. It has been celebrated in Belém for over 200 years and has been declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

The Rio Arapiuns is a tributary of the Rio Tapajós, and the meeting of the two, depending on the swell, can resemble a trip on the open sea. Handicrafts play an elementary role for many inhabitants. The riverside residents have now achieved a certain international fame with their unique designs.

Brazil is the country with the most inhabitants of African descent outside of Africa and the African heritage is reflected in every aspect of Brazilian culture. This is also evidenced by the quilombolas, the name given to a community of escaped slaves that were created during the time of slavery and are well worth a visit!