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Astonishing things Brazil is famous and known for

There are many astonishing things Brazil is famous for, such as Football, Culture, and Attractions. Anything you need to know about famous Brazil is gathered here by categories.

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By Amir

Published: Apr 27, 2023 min read

Astonishing things Brazil is famous and known for

What is Brazil famous for?

Brazil is famous for its love of sports, such as football and capoeira, its passion for dancing and carnivals, and its famous sightseeing attractions, such as Christ the Redeemer. Furthermore, there is beautiful, diverse nature in the country, which consists of rainforests, mountains, and amazing beaches.

Sports Brazil is famous for

Football (soccer)

It can be said for sure that football is part of Brazil's culture, and if you talk about Brazil to many people around the world, they know this country through this sport. Brazil is the home of many famous football players such as Pele, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, and Neymar.

The people of Brazil are very close to football, and you can see children playing football all over the country on asphalt, beaches, and dust. The Brazilian national team has won the World Cup a record five times (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, and 2002) and is the only team to have played in all World Cups.

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Not only ju-jitsu, but all martial arts are popular in this country, however, Brazilian ju-jitsu was developed inside the county. 

This technique started as self-defense and developed through the years. Nowadays, it is used in MMA fights, one of the country's most famous types of martial art competitions.


As just said, Brazilian are into martial arts, also dancing is a popular activity in this country. The combination of these two is what is called Capoeira. 

This sport has an African background in Brazil and has been around for many years. Flexibility, Stamina, and Rapidity of Movement are considered to be more important than strength in this sport, as the movements are constant and in harmony with the opponent.

Nowadays, this sport is being taught throughout the world, and there are many female participants as there were fewer in the old days.

Men train capoeira on the beach

Architecture and Attractions Brazil is famous for

Christ the Redeemer

When it comes to architecture in Brazil, Christ the Redeemer is the first place that comes to mind. This statue is so famous that even if you have not heard of it, you have at least seen it once in a picture or a video. 

This statue of Jesus is located in Rio de Janeiro and is 2,300 feet (700 meters) above sea level. This statue is one of the symbols of Brazil, and many people come to Brazil to see it. Visitors have the option to take a railway or hike to the top of the mountain and see this statue from a close distance.

Iguazu Falls

Iguazu national park is so big that some parts of it are located in Brazil and one part in Argentina. Although the park is huge, the most popular attraction of it is the Iguazu Falls.

There are almost 275 waterfalls that can be as high as 82 meters (200 feet). This site has been a UNESCO-protected site since 1984 and is visited by millions of people every year. This is considered one of the landmarks of Brazil when it comes to Nature.

aerial view of Iguazu Falls

Amazon rainforest

Brazil is highly associated with the Amazon rainforest. This place is a wildlife-rich nature that has many spots to be discovered. It is highly exotic for travelers to come to this forest and take a boat trip inside the amazon river, watching the surrounding trees and the wildlife.

This forest is home to many species of animals, many of which might be extinct in the next years to come. More interestingly, there are some tribes that still live in these jungles and are far away from the world as we know it today.

Beaches Brazil is known for 


Copacabana is for sure the most famous beach in Rio and in Brazil. Many people spend their day there and engage in activities such as playing football, beach volleyball, watersports, and dancing. This beach is about 4 kilometers long, and you can see it across Rio.

This beach can get super crowded, so if you are here as a tourist, it might be a good idea not to visit here on the weekends as it can be packed, and no place to sit.

Note that there is some scamming happening in Brazil and potentially at this beach, as Brazil is among the 10 most scamming counties in the world.


When people talk about Florianopolis, they mostly mean the island itself and the many beaches that are located here. All of these beaches are picturesque and unique. These beaches are perfect for water sports and are famous among Brazilians, Argentinians, and Uruguayans. Many visitors come here to do kitesurfing, surfing, windsurfing, and many other activities.

Matadeiro Florianopolis beach armacao brasil

Food and Drinks Brazil is famous for


This drink is for sure the drink that Brazil is famous for! It is made out of Cachaca, which is another traditional drink of Brazil, with added sugar and lime. The recipe is very simple, and the drink itself is very refreshing. This drink is on the menu of all Brazilian bars and many bars around the world.

It started to be a drink of lime, but nowadays, Brazilians have taken the next step and added all kinds of tastes to it, such as passion fruit, mangos, and so on.


Feijoada is the most traditional food in Brazil. The name comes from the portegues word, feijão, which means beans; yes, this food is made of beans. The stew is made of beans and meat, which can be pork or beef, and it is served with rice, lemon, and vegetables on the side.

This food is integrated with the life of Brazilians as Saturdays, the family gets together, enjoys this meal, and spends some quality time together.

Traditional Brazilian food called feijoada. Black beans with pork

Brazilian Coffee

Brazil is the largest exporter of coffee in the world and produces 30 percent of all the coffee produced in the world. Therefore, coffee is an important part of Brazilian culture and is highly integrated with their daily life.

Brazilian coffee is usually strong and flourishing. You can get it from the supermarkets and make it yourself or have a cup from one of the cafes or street stands. Most Brazilians consume coffee daily.

Brazilian Carnivals and Dances

Rio de Janeiro Carnival

Brazil has some of the biggest carnivals in the world and is for sure one of the first places that come to mind when thinking about parties and carnivals. 

The carnival in Rio is one of the biggest in the world and attracts millions of people every year. The carnival will have Samba, fiesta, feathers, and many different dances. In 2024, the carnival will be held on 9,10,11,12 and 17th of February. 


Samba is the dance Brazil is famous for. Although there are other dances generated in Brazil, Samba is the most famous one of them. Samba has movements across the floor and dynamic rhythms, it is close to Zumba, and sometimes it is mixed with it for a new experience. Samba by itself has 5 different variations of dances!

Woman in brazilian samba carnival costume with colorful feathers plumage.

There are only some of the reasons Brazil is famous for…

If you know any other reason, leave it for us in the comment section below…

Apr 27, 2023

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