World Heritage Sites in South America

Historic Center of the Town of Olinda, World Heritage Site (Brazil) Editor Tue, 01/15/2019 - 21:59
Founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese, Olinda’s history is linked to the sugarcane industry. Rebuilt by the Portuguese after being looted and burned by the Dutch, the harmonious balance between the buildings, gardens, churches, convents and chapels all contribute to the town's charm.
Historic Town of Ouro Preto, World Heritage Site (Brazil) Editor Tue, 01/15/2019 - 19:24
Founded at the end of the 17th century, Ouro Preto was the focal point of the gold rush and Brazil’s golden age in the 18th century. With the exhaustion of the gold mines in the 19th century, the city’s influence declined but many churches, bridges and fountains remain as a testimony to its past prosperity.