Given that there are more Catholics in Brazil than in any other country in the world–almost two-thirds of Brazilians are Catholic–it should come as no surprise that the country is home to a massive number of gorgeous, inspiring cathedrals. And while the city of Rio de Janeiro is home to spectacular beaches and mountains, Rio also boasts its fair share of cathedrals worth a visit.
The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics are quickly approaching, and now more than ever, it’s time to familiarize yourself with Brazil’s most vibrant city. Beginning August 5th, Rio will come alive as it becomes the first South American city to host the world games. As if you needed anymore reason to travel to this exotic locale, the trip is now even easier with the visa waiver program going into affect for U.S., Canadian, Australian and Japanese citizens. The waiver program runs from June 1 until September 18, and we have your go-to travel guide for exploring Rio when you visit for the Summer Olympics.