Brazil Welcomes the World

Brasilia's Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida.
Brasilia’s Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida.

Next year—not to mention 2016, when Rio will welcome the Summer Olympics— is a big year for Brazil, Latin America’s largest nation, as it welcomes the world’s soccer aficionados to its shores for one of the biggest sporting events in the globe, the FIFA World Cup. Twelve cities will have the honor of playing host to futebol fans, and visitors to all of the host cities will find a bevy of sights, hotels and must-visits to keep them enthralled when they don’t have their eyes glued to the soccer ball.

As Embratur, the Brazilian Board of Tourism, highlights on its website,, Brazil wants your clients to “come live unforgettable experiences in a country of unique culture,” and within this planner we’ve got the 4-1-1 on the 12 host cities of the World Cup that will make that happen.