Rio de Janeiro celebrates its 450th birthday

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Rio de Janeiro celebrates its 450th birthday

It has been called the Marvelous City, and with good reason. Rio de Janeiro boasts beautiful beaches, stunning views of the ocean from the many hills that compose its landscape, and the iconic statue of Christ Redeemer overlooking the shore.

The Brazilian city, founded on March 1, 1565 by Portuguese explorer Estacio de Sa, recently turned 450 and marvelous is exactly the right way to describe the recent celebrations that have taken place there. Watch these images from Rio’s birthday.

Rio de Janeiro celebrates its 450th birthday

Rio de Janeiro celebrates its 450th birthday

The Brazilian city, founded on March 1, 1565 by Portuguese explorer Estacio de Sa, recently turned 450 and marvelous is exactly the right way to describe the recent celebrations that have taken place there. Watch these images from Rio’s birthday.