The Brazilian Joao Gilberto, who died at the age of 88, was the last living father of bossa nova, the syncopated rhythm of samba, but mixed with the freshness of jazz that became a reflection of the Brazilian soul.

Many will visit Brazil during these days to watch football, however, this trip should be an opportunity to get to know some of the most emblematic places. Thinking about this, Despegar, the leading online travel company in Latin America, lists some must-see activities in Salvador de Bahia and Sao Paulo.