World Heritage Sites in Brazil

Biodiversity Hotspot: The Atlantic Forest Southeast Reserves of Brazil

Nestled in the states of Paraná and São Paulo, Brazil, the Atlantic Forest Southeast Reserves stand as a testament to the incredible biodiversity and ecological richness of the Atlantic Forest. This World Heritage site, part of the larger Mata Atlântica Biosphere Reserve, encompasses some of the finest remaining examples of the Atlantic Forest, one of the most threatened biomes in the world.

Brazilian Atlantic Islands: A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Brazilian Atlantic Islands, comprising the Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park and the Atol das Rocas Biological Reserve, form an exceptional UNESCO World Heritage Site recognized for their unique biodiversity, stunning landscapes, and significant ecological roles in the South Atlantic. The archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, located off the northeastern coast of Brazil, plays a critical role in maintaining the ecological balance of the South Atlantic.

Exploring Rio de Janeiro: Between Mountains and Sea

Nestled along Brazil's southeastern coast, Rio de Janeiro, known as the "Cidade Maravilhosa" or Marvelous City, captivates with its stunning blend of natural wonders and vibrant urban life. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and iconic landmarks, Rio de Janeiro has earned international acclaim, including the prestigious UNESCO designation of "Carioca Landscapes Between the Mountain and the Sea."

Goiás Velho: A Journey through Brazil's Colonial Legacy

Nestled amidst Brazil's rolling hills and lush greenery lies the picturesque and captivating town of Goiás. With its stunning, well-preserved colonial architecture and quaint cobblestone streets, this charming town paints a vivid picture of a bygone era. As the capital of the state of Goiás, Goiás Velho exudes an air of cultural significance, proudly showcasing the unique blend of traditions and customs that have shaped the history of Brazil.

Historic Diamantina: A Jewel of Brazil's Colonial Era

Nestled in the mountainous region of Minas Gerais, Brazil, the town of Diamantina offers a captivating journey through time. Founded in 1729 during the Brazilian Gold Rush, Diamantina is renowned for its historic center, which has earned the prestigious designation of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Exploring Diamantina's significance, development, and architectural marvels reveals a town epitomizing Brazil's rich cultural heritage.

Historic Town of Ouro Preto: The Heart of Brazil's Colonial Heritage

Nestled within the Brazilian Highlands, the historic town of Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais is a testament to Brazil's rich colonial history and architectural grandeur. This UNESCO World Heritage site is renowned for its well-preserved colonial architecture, cultural heritage, and artistic legacy. Founded in 1698 and once the capital of Minas Gerais, Ouro Preto played a pivotal role during the Brazilian Gold Rush, transforming it into a prosperous center of wealth and culture.