Welcome to Rio de Janeiro! 14 must-see contemporary architectures in the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’

Museum of Contemporary Art MAC, NiterĂ³i - Photo by Carlos Alcocer Sola Flickr CC.

An alien spaceship and a ‘Sambadrome’ defying gravity laws, concrete Mayan pyramids, a giant white whale ready to jump into the sea and Copacabana iconic patterns. UNESCO has named Rio de Janeiro first World Capital of Architecture! Pack your luggage and explore the best contemporary architecture of the Brazilian metropolis!