- Rio de Janeiro
The honor to govern a unique city
It’s a privilege to live in Rio de Janeiro. A city that is known worldwide for being marvelous. And it is easy to understand why. Born facing the Atlantic Ocean, the sea has helped shape the city’s curves and has given us one of the world’s most beautiful coastlines as a present. Here you have the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema - a source of inspiration for artists, the muses of the Bossa Nova. The beaches, bays and blue colored lakes are given new tones by the tropical sun that never stops shining. This exuberant nature is not limited to the city’s coastline. Rio de Janeiro also has one of the world’s largest urban forests. The Atlantic Forest covers hillsides and mountains and conceals amazing trails and waterfalls. And on top of one of these hills, you have one of the Seven Wonders of the World: the Christ the Redeemer Statue, which with open arms blesses this landscape and the people of this city.
The points of natural beauty blend in with the historical sections of a city that for almost two centuries was Brazil’s capital of Brazil as well as with the modern constructions of a metropolis that is constantly evolving. And this combination contains yet another ingredient that makes Rio de Janeiro a unique place: its people - the socalled ‘cariocas’ - who are overflowing with irreverence, hospitality and the famed warmth/heat of the tropics. Their fun-loving attitude can clearly be seen in popular festivals such as Rio’s Carnival and in the New Year’s Eve celebrations which take place in front of Copacabana beach. Happiness that is visible in the art of soccer, the main stage for which is Maracana Stadium. Happiness which makes any visitor feel at home. To live in Rio is a privilege. And it’s an honor to be the mayor, the host of this city which - like Christ the Redeemer – has its arms wide open to receive you. Welcome!
Rio de Janeiro´s Mayor
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