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One of Rio’s most popular spots during the Olympics, the Olympic Boulevard – a revitalized port area in the city centre – will continue with its varied program during the Paralympics, from 7 to 18 September. Anyone looking for a different kind of adventure, with a stunning panoramic view of the centre of Rio, is invited to take a trip in an enormous hot air balloon, which will rise 150 metres above the city. The rides are free, and the balloon holds up to 15 passengers at a time, from 10am to 10pm. Hop on opposite the Candelária Church. For…

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A huge hit during the Olympics, with cultural and gastronomic attractions, the Houses of Nations are already being missed in Rio. The good news though is that some of them will keep their doors open until the end of the Paralympics, from 7 to 18 September. Check out this list with dates, prices and where to find the houses which will be open: Japan When: 7 to 18 September, Noon to 8pm (except 17 September) Where: Cidade das Artes – Av. das Américas, 5300 – Barra da Tijuca. Price: Free entry Mexico When: until 15 September, Tuesday to Friday, 10am until 5:30pm…

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The sporting party atmosphere is set to continue. Rio de Janeiro will keep hold of the world’s attention, from 7 to 18 September, as the Paralympic Games – the world’s biggest sporting event for disabled athletes – gets under way. The video on the Comitê Rio 2016 website, “O coração não tem limites” (The heart has no limits), gives us a sense of what to expect from the opening ceremony, with its combination of high energy and the noble message of the Games: “Differences do not separate us”. The main idea is to play with people’s senses, using optical illusions,…

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A summer festival this Saturday at the London Olympic Park, on the eve of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, will feature inclusive sports and attractions for the disabled. The Liberty Festival 2016, with support from London City Council and other entities such as the Embassy of Brazil in London, occurs on National Paralympic Day, and will include an orchestra performance, street dancers and a selection of other artists, including around 50 Brazilians and Brits with special needs. An inspiring and unmissable celebration! Click here for all you need to know. What: National Paralympic Day and Liberty Festival 2016 When: Saturday,…

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If you’re sad that the Olympics had to come to an end, you’ll soon have another reason to stay up late and be inspired: the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are on their way, from 7 to 18 September! By far the world’s biggest competition for disabled yet talented athletes, this edition of the Paralympics will see 4 thousand athletes from 176 countries competing in 523 different events. A total of 2,624 medals will be awarded – more than during the Olympics! The individual events comprise 23 sporting modalities – some of which are pretty much the same as their traditional…

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In addition to the Wonderful City’s most famous and popular attractions, such as Christ the Redeemer and the Copacabana beachfront, the State of Rio offers a host of other destinations for tourists to relax and soak in its natural beauty, both along the coastline and in the hilly, inland regions. To help make your stay even more unforgettable, here is a list of interesting locations within an hour’s drive from the City of Rio, put together by Guichê Virtual: 1- Paraty Located on the South coast of the State and accessible via the Rio-Santos 101 highway, the historic little city…

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Football is a confessed passion of the Brazilian people. Here on the website we have already talked about the history of the Brazilian mania for the sport, in Cristiane Thurm’s article “True football nation” (https://www.bbmag.co.uk/true-football-nation/). So any football loving reader who may be thinking of coming to visit Brazil is absolutely obliged to go and see the Football Museum in São Paulo! The museum, opened in 2008, was built inside the Pacaembu Stadium (official name: Paulo Machado de Carvalho Municipal Stadium). It takes up 6,900 square metres and is a journey into a sport which, despite its British origins, has…

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The Rio 2016 Olympic Games closing ceremony brought to a spectacular close the last fortnight, during which Brazil has not ceased to surprise the watching world. Highlighting Brazil’s most vivid colours, sounds and cultural aspects, the ceremony included tributes to the iconic singer Carmen Miranda – interpreted by Roberta Sá -, the women of Bahia, the country’s North-eastern lace makers, and even dancers dressed as the Pernambucan master Vitalino’s traditional clay dolls. The enchanting cultural narrative told a tale Brazil’s most famous rhythms, from the frevo to the baião, as well as, of course, samba. One of the high points…

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In case you were wondering why the medallists have not been receiving bouquets of flowers on the podium – here is the explanation. The Rio 2016 Olympics are beating the drum for sustainability. To help people get engaged with the theme, the usual flowers have been replaced by an unprecedented 3D statuette of the symbol of the Games. Ostensibly, the object can be used as a stand for the athlete’s medals, but it also represents contagious energy, harmonious diversity and the vibrancy of nature, according to the website Tátil. The statue also features the three colours we all associate with…

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As the competitions draw to a close, expectations grow for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games closing ceremony, which will take place at the Maracanã Stadium, this Sunday, 21 August. Sixteen days after the Olympic Pyre was lit by Vanderlei de Lima, the Games are almost over, and have once more been an action packed extravaganza of sporting success and records, and a joyful coming together of the nations of the world, all to the backdrop of Rio’s natural, high, sunny spirits. There are still a few medals to be awarded, but it is already quite clear that Team GB will…

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