Webcams Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro - a huge Brazilian city, lying on the shore of the Gulf of Guanabara. It became world famous thanks to its beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, a 38-meter-high Christ Redeemer statue crowning Mount Corcovado, a granite peak Sugar Loaf, to the top of which a cable car leads, as well as extensive favelas-slums on the slopes of the surrounding mountains. In Rio de Janeiro, the world's largest carnival is held, visitors can admire the brightly decorated moving platforms and dancers of samba in shocking costumes. The population of the city is growing rapidly and by 2017 it has grown to six and a half million people.