Brazil

Historic Center of the Town of Diamantina, World Heritage Site (Brazil) The Editor Thu, 12/20/2018 - 20:52
The town of Diamantina rises up the side of a steep valley with streets that follow the natural topography. Its Historic Center recalls the exploits of diamond prospectors in the 18th century and is a well-preserved example of Brazilian Baroque architecture.
Historic Center of the Town of Goiás, World Heritage Site (Brazil) The Editor Tue, 01/15/2019 - 18:08
Goiás testifies to the occupation and colonization of the lands of central Brazil in the 18th and 19th centuries. The urban layout is an example of a typical mining town, adapted to the conditions of the area. Although modest, both public and private architecture form a harmonious whole.
Historic Center of the Town of Olinda, World Heritage Site (Brazil) The 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) The 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.

Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis, World Heritage Site (Argentina, Brazil)

The ruins of São Miguel das Missões in Brazil and those of San Ignacio Miní, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa María la Mayor in Argentina, lie at the heart of a tropical forest. They are the remains of five Jesuit missions, built in the land of the Guaranis during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Mata Atlântica Biosphere Reserve (Brazil) The Editor Sat, 12/08/2018 - 16:51
The Mata Atlântica Biosphere Reserve is the pioneer of the Brazilian biosphere reserves. It covers important portions of the Atlantic Forest in 14 Brazilian states. This unique ecosystem stretches over 1,800 miles parallel to the coast, comprising Serra Mantiqueira, Serra Geral and Serra do Mar.