“The disaster that has occurred in Ouro Preto – the first Brazilian historical city inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List – constitutes a loss for humanity.
Video footage captured the frightening moment a 19th century, two-story mansion was crushed by a landslide in Ouro Petro, Brazil, on Thursday. No injuries or casualties were reported.
About 25 thousand people remember, with celebrations starting today, the novelty, legacy and responsibility that the title brought about.
The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery was instituted by the UN in 1995 and December 4th is the 5th anniversary of the death of poet Ferreira Gullar.
Fires have destroyed at least 18,000 hectares of vegetation (44,480 acres) in central Brazil’s savanna region and now threaten a national park that’s home to rare species such as jaguars, maned wolves and Brazilian mergansers. The ongoing fires in the Chapada dos Veadeiros region, in the northeast of the state of Goiás, started on Sept.
This city built on Le Corbusier’s principles feels a bit too artificial…
The 40-hectare property earned the coveted status in July this year when the organization’s World Heritage Committee met in the Chinese city of Fuzhou.
Scientists and environmentalists say the road, slated to pass through Iguaçu National Park, could harm research projects and precious ecosystems.
How Brazil’s newest Unesco World Heritage landmark is linked to KLCC Park; Ary Norton De Murat Quintella; The Star
That is an important landmark for Brazil, but it also reflects on Malaysia, as Kuala Lumpur houses the elegant KLCC Park, one of the last projects designed by Brazilian landscaper and artist Roberto Burle Marx.
Sítio Roberto Burle Marx has been named the latest UNESCO World Heritage site in Brazil. View on euronews
Known worldwide as one of the main landscaping names in the 20th century, Roberto Burle Marx was also a visual artist, a painter, a sculptor, a jewelry artist, a costume and set designer, a potter, and a tapestry weaver.
Photo credit: diegograndi / iStock via Getty ImagesSalvador de Bahia, on Brazil’s east coast, was the country’s first capital. Its historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is full of Renaissance-era churches and palaces and houses painted in pastels. The center’s Pelourinho district is particularly dense in impressive buildings and monuments.
These photos of beautiful places in Brazil will have you packing your bags for the Amazon, Rio, or maybe even fabled Mount Roraima.
The Brazilian city of Salvador, Bahia earned its UNESCO World Heritage designation for many reasons, not least of which is that the city is the cradle of much of the nation’s culture, from music and food to its Afro-Brazilian roots.
Over hundreds of years, Brazil has been home to many cultures and peoples. Explore their heritage with this list of incredible things to do in Brazil.
UNESCO-recognized Brazil archipelago resists Bolsonaro’s tourism plans; Waldheim Garcia Montoya; La Prensa Latina Media
Brazil’s Fernando de Noronha, an Atlantic archipelago whose natural beauty and biodiversity have earned it a spot on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, is resisting President Jair Bolsonaro’s plans to open it up to a larger number of visitors. The rightist head of state sees untapped tourism potential in that volcanic island chain, which boasts lush vegetation, rock formations and golden-sand beaches washed by crystal-clear turquoise waters harboring colorful fish, sea turtles and rays but which has been off-limits to cruise ships for nearly a decade.