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Soak in the sights and sounds of Brazil this summer

Soak in the sights and sounds of Brazil this summer
17 Mar 2014

Fans of the beautiful game were recently afforded the chance to see the Fifa World Cup up close and personal as it visited the Welsh capital of Cardiff ahead of the eagerly-awaited tournament.

The 18-carat gold trophy went on display in front of thousands of fans, a large number of whom will have to settle for watching the tournament from the comfort of their homes.

The event was attended by two members of Wales' 1958 World Cup team: Terry Medwin and Colin Baker.

It was the only time that Wales has made it through to the tournament, when they were defeated by Brazil in the quarter finals.

Currently, the famous trophy is on a 67-day world tour of 88 countries, much to the delight of football fans.

But let's say you are intending to travel to Brazil to see the event; what is there to do in South America's largest country besides enjoying the football on offer?

Christ the Redeemer

Perhaps the most recognizable landmark in South America, Christ the Redeemer is located in Rio de Janeiro and is a hugely popular attraction among tourists.

It is said to be a a symbol of Brazilian Christianity and certainly one of the must-visit attractions of the country.

Constructed between 1922 and 1931, the statue is one landmark that you cannot pass up the opportunity to visit.

Copacabana

Brazil is well known for its beautiful sunshine and what better place to enjoy the sun rays than from the golden sands of the Copacabana, one of the world's most famous beaches?

You can relax and unwind here and put your everyday stresses behind you, at least for a few hours.

And if you are a fan of the beautiful game, take the opportunity to have a quick game of football in this spectacular setting.ADNFCR-408-ID-801703995-ADNFCR

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