Brazil is set to host this year’s World Cup. The matches for the World Cup will take place in twelve cities across Brazil including its popular and largest cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo respectively.

 

If you plan on attending the World Cup then you are in luck because Brazil will offer you more than fantastic World Cup matches. The country boasts of many amazing beaches, rich culture, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and delicious cuisines. Check out our list below of best places to visit while in Brazil.

 

 

Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (worldatlas.com)

Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (worldatlas.com)

1. Ipanema Beach – If you are in Rio de Janeiro for a match, do not forget to visit the Ipanema Beach. Ipanema is popularly known for its elegance and social qualities, and is filled with the city’s hottest men and women. You will also be smitten by the Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers) mountains towering over the beach’s western end.

 

 

 

 

Brasilia Cathedral designed by Oscar Niemeyer. (thecoolist.com)

Brasilia Cathedral designed by Oscar Niemeyer. (thecoolist.com)

2. Brasilia Cathedral – If you ever get a break from watching the matches in Brasilia, make sure to check out this beautiful architecture by Oscar Niemeyer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sao Paulo, Brazil. (thecoolist.com)

Sao Paulo, Brazil. (thecoolist.com)

3. Avenida Paulista – If you ever make it to São Paulo which we are sure you will, don’t forget to visit Avenida Paulista. It is the city’s commercial center and is well known for its skyscrapers, lots of restaurants, fine hotels, bookstores and shops.

 

 

 

 

Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. (thecoolist.com)

Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. (thecoolist.com)

4. Salvador da Bahia – This city pulses with rich African influences, from its religious and musical traditions, to its food.

 

 

 

 

 

Do you intend to go to the World Cup this year? Lets us know what cities or places you plan to visit and what you think of our list. Comment below or tweet me @LindaAmaechi.