The Amazon Rainforest is a natural region and biome in northern South America that occupies the Amazon Basin, a drainage basin of the Amazon River and its tributaries in South America. Nine nations have some part of the Amazon region within their borders.
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.
The Iguaçu National Park in Paraná State, Brazil shares with Iguazú National Park in Argentina, one of the world’s largest and most impressive waterfalls. Clouds of spray soak the surrounding area and islands in the river are consequently covered by luxuriant vegetation.
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.
Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is located in northeastern Brazil. The park includes 43 mi of coastline and an interior composed of rolling sand dunes. During the rainy season, the valleys among the dunes fill with freshwater lagoons, prevented from draining due to the impermeable rock beneath.
The Marajó Archipelago is the largest fluvial-maritime archipelago on Earth. Located in the states of Amapá and Pará in Brazil, it is formed by approximately 2,500 islands. Marajó Island is the main and largest of the islands in the Marajó Archipelago.
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.
Monte Roraima National Park is located in northern Brazil, containing plateau and montane ecosystems. It includes the Brazilian section of Mount Roraima as well as part of the Pacaraima Mountains which separate Brazil from Venezuela and Guyana.