From all countries in the world, Brazil has something special. Some of things that distinguish it from other countries are its music, its inhabitants’ zest for life, and its beautiful yet dangerous natural environment. Its cultural products have reached almost every corner of the world, while also being a powerful economy and having established trade relations with multiple countries. Keep on reading to discover the main topics on this website:

  • Facts about Brazil’s planned capital city, Brasilia
  • Music styles which have originated in Brazil
  • Interesting facts about the statue Jesus the Redeemer
  • Works of fiction that reflect the life and culture of Brazil (books and films)
  • Most successful Brazilian telenovelas
  • Foods which are representative for Brazil
  • Things to know about social norms and habits in Brazil
  • Elements we associate Brazil with
  • Languages spoken in Brazil
  • Important moments in the history of Brazil

This is just a slice of the great Brazilian story, but if you keep on browsing our website and read the articles you will find out information such as:

  • How the idea of building a new capital city appeared
  • What inconveniences face those who live in Brasilia
  • How development became a problem for Brasilia
  • What are the typical samba instruments
  • What bossa nova songs are about
  • What are the stylistic origins of música popular brasileira
  • What are the most successful pagode artists
  • What musical genre was seen as “the true incarnation of Brazilian soul”
  • Which musical genre originated from the rivalry between two army regiments
  • What artists worked to create the statue of Jesus Christ on the Corcovado Mountain
  • How the statue Christ the Redeemer became one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
  • How the idea of building this statue appeared
  • Structures similar to Christ the Redeemer around the world
  • Damage caused to the statue and restoration work
  • What internationally famous Brazilian book speaks about gang life in Rio’s favelas
  • What French comedy presents some images from the days when Brasilia was being built
  • What successful film presents the work of the Brazilian police battalion similar to the American SWAT teams
  • What is the most famous book about Brazil indigenous tribes written by a French anthropologist
  • What Brazilian telenovela has as a protagonist a white slave girl
  • What plant is used to obtain cachaça, Brazil’s national spirit
  • What to expect when you do business with a Brazilian
  • How being atheistic is taboo in Brazil
  • When the first edition of the Rio Carnival took place
  • How capoeira was developed by African slaves
  • The legend explaining how the Iguazu Falls appeared
  • When the first coffee bush was planted in Brazil
  • What lingua francas were used in the past in Brazil and which one survived
  • What other immigrant languages still survive in some Brazilian communities
  • What was the first name given to Brazil
  • What have been the main export products of Brazil throughout centuries
  • How the Portuguese royal family contributed without wanting to Brazil’s independence

We hope you will enjoy this website about Brazilian culture and history and become motivated to find out more about the country.