Cities & Towns in South America

Fray Bentos: Fray Bentos Industrial Landscape, World Heritage Site (Uruguay) The Editor Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:00
Fray Bentos is the capital of the Río Negro Department. Its port on the Uruguay River is one of the nation's most important harbors. The Fray Bentos industrial complex was built in the mid-nineteenth century to process meat produced on the vast prairies nearby.

Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes Between the Mountain and the Sea, World Heritage Site (Brazil)

Rio de Janeiro's dramatic landscape is punctuated by a series of forested mountains that tower over the city and cascade down to the coast where the steep cone shapes of Sugar Loaf and Corcovado frame the wide sweeps of Guanabara Bay that shelters this spectacular city from the Atlantic Ocean.