12 cities with stellar stadiums have been selected for successful world cup tournament. The stadiums are as follows: Mineirao, Estadio National Mane Garrincha, Estadio Beira-Rio, Cidade de Copa, Arena Pantanal, castelao, Arena de Baixada, Arena de Amazonia, Arena de Dunas, Estadio do Maracana, Fonte Nova and Morumbi. Half of these stadiums are new, built mainly for world cup matches. Selecting Brazil as a host for FIFA world cup 2014 was the best idea since it has a tropical climate, striking features, natural resources and many fascinating places to visit including cities, historical sites, game parks and reserves, beaches and also mountains. All football lovers who will be visiting Brazil have all reasons to enjoy their tour at the end of it all.
Some of the beautiful places to visit include:
- Iguazu falls
- Christ the Redeemer
- Sugarloaf mountain
Iguazu falls is one of the most appealing falls in Brazil among others like the Deodoro, Benjamin constant and Floriano. Its beauty attracts tourists from all around the world. The falls have 275 drops originating from the Iguazu River and are found on the boarder of Argentina and Brazil. Iguazu River is divided into lower and upper portions due to the Iguazu Falls. The falls stretch 2.7km widthwise, and have a height of 60 and 80m. The visitors can also enjoy the view of the islands around formed within the river and the falls. The tourists can access the falls through Foz do Iguacu in Brazil, Puerto Iguazu in Argentina or from Ciudad del Este in Paraguay.
Christ the Redeemer
It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is a statue of Jesus Christ standing on top of Corcovado Mountain situated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue was constructed between 1922 and 1931. The statue was struck by lightning in 2008 and suffered a few damages that were repaired by the Rio de Janeiro government.
Sugarloaf Mountain is a striking natural landmark overlooking Rio de Janeiro situated at the entrance to Guanabara Bay in southeastern Brazil. Its unique name comes from a shape which resembles a traditional form of refined sugar that was used in 19th century. It has a height of 396metres with a long granite cone having a circular top. This height has offered the best view of Rio de Janerio city for viewers who can also enjoy a ride in the cable cars enclosed by glass panels.