State of Rio de Janeiro

Buzios is part of the state of Rio de Janeiro. It is one of the 26 states in Brazil. Despite it being the country’s smallest state, it doesn’t fail to attract a number of visitors to its place. The state of Rio de Janeiro has the third longest coastline in all of Brazil. Because of this, it has various pristine beaches that is what brings tourists to its home. Its rich culture and festive events are also the other factors that bring in a large number of tourists yearly.

Buzios is only one among the many cities that are tourist spots and is known worldwide for its great architecture, scenery, beaches, and nightlife. There are a number of other cities that attract a lot of tourists to its many destinations.

Famous cities in Rio de Janeiro

The state of Rio de Janeiro comprises of many famous cities. The most popular is the state’s capital city, Rio de Janeiro. It holds the yearly Carnival, which showcases samba music and dancing. It is a big festival that is not only participated by the locals but is heavily attended by tourists from all over the world. The city of Rio de Janeiro is also the place where you can see the famous Ipanema beach. Made famous by the popular song, it is the tourist destination of choice for many tourists. The Copacabana beach is also found in the capital city.

Niteroi is another city that is part of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Guanabara Bay separates this city from the capital city of Rio. Niteroi is the state of Rio de Janeiro’s second largest city and it is regarded as an important commercial and industrial center in Brazil. The main attraction in Niteroi is the Modern Art Museum or the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói. It was designed by the famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.

Paraty is a city in Rio de Janeiro that is considered as a doorway to the past. It still has a well preserved colonial architecture and in 1966 it has been declared as a UNESCO world heritage site. Cobblestones adorn the roads where cars are prohibited to run. In Paraty, you can also see the Culture House or Casa da Cultura de Paraty. Built in 1754, it holds an exhibit of the town’s history and culture.

The cities of Cabo Frio and Arraial do Cabo are places in Rio de Janeiro that is known for its beaches and scuba diving spots. Arraial do Cabo is considered as the diving capital of Brazil while Cabo Frio also has an abundant spot for diving.

Angra dos Reis, which literally means bays of kings, is also part of the state of Rio de Janeiro and it has a total of 365 islands. Gipóia which is the cities second largest island is known for its great beaches where you can find various spots for snorkeling and diving.