Google’s long-awaited Street View imagery of Brazil is finally here. For months, Google’s fleet drove throughout the streets of Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and a substantial number of towns in the metropolitan area of the mentioned cities taking thousands of photographs and documenting visually what Brazil looks like from ground level. Google’s cameras also photographed cities on the São Paulo coast (Santos, Praia Grande, Guarujá) and the Historical Cities of Minas Gerais (Congonhas, Mariana, Tiradentes, Diamantina, São João Del Rei and Ouro Preto).
To use Street View you need to access Google Maps, view any of the three cities mentioned above and drag the “yellow man” (on top of the zoom tool, left-hand side of the map) to see the outline of the steets with Street View coverage appear in blue colour. Drop the man and off you go, start visiting the city from a different perpective.
Street View has many uses. And obvious one is to check the location of a hotel or see the external appearance of tourist sight.
Here’s a few images of known tourist sights of the three cities mentioned above. Do you recognize them?
Street View in Belo Horizonte
Street View in the Historical Cities of Minas Gerais
Street View in São Paulo
And to end this blog post, a surprise at the São Paulo sambadrome. Enter the venue and you’ll find yourself in the middle of a carnival parade! Smashing!
destination: Belo Horizonte
destination: Rio de Janeiro
destination: São Paulo
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