The pandemic and lockdown have served as a reminder to us of how important it is to maintain the right exercise routine, even from our own sitting rooms. And what began as a necessity might become a trend, with people worried about going to gyms, sports centres and swimming pools for the good of their health. What's more, thanks to a multitude of apps and digital platforms dedicated to sport, it's easier than ever.
Iberdrola, group of which we are part, is implementing several lighting projects in Brazil, seeking to boost local development and sustainable tourism. Through Instituto Neoenergia, its Brazilian subsidiary's foundation, it has contributed to improving the lighting of historic buildings in the states of Bahia, São Paulo, Recife and Rio Grande do Norte.
Forte São Tiago das Cinco Pontas is one of the most expressive monuments of the Brazilian colonial heritage. Built in 1630, it is located in the current São José neighborhood, and competes together with 18 other Brazilian fortresses for the title of World Heritage by UNESCO.
Natal, though small, is impressive. The state capital of Rio Grande do Norte is known for its natural beauty, gorgeous beaches, dunes, lagoons and coconut trees. The shy city hides behind its dunes a series of breathtaking stories and tourist attractions. On December 25, when the Christian world celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Potiguar (Brazilian name for the state capital of Rio Grande do Norte) capital celebrates its anniversary - this year it is 420 years. The story goes that this is why it was baptized Natal.
It was born in Pernambuco, is over 100 years old and has energy galore: it jumps, bounces, sings and shake in a frenzy rhythm. It is famous and important, its relevance to culture is well-recognized nationwide and worldwide. This is the “frevo", a musical rhythm and a kind of folkloric dance born in Recife, in Pernambuco State.