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.
Travel back in time with Stacker through some of the most impressive archeological discoveries in the world, according to UNESCO and news outlets.
The Pantanal: the most beautiful place you’ve never heard of; Jack Bullett & Angela Glienicke; Greenpeace
Discover this land of bustling wildlife, ferocious fires, and ‘flying rivers’ – and learn how we can protect it.
In Brazil’s Sooretama, a piece of the Amazon thrives in the Atlantic Forest; Leonardo Mercon; Monga Bay
The forests of the Mata do Tabuleiro region in the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo were once listed among Earth’s most biodiverse regions. But much of this richness has been lost due to human occupation, river pollution, and unchecked deforestation. What were once stretches of exuberant vegetation reaching as far as the eye could see have now been reduced to a few fragments, home to Sooretama Biological Reserve.
In 1972 Unesco created the World Heritage Convention linking together the concepts of nature conservation and the preservation of cultural heritage.
Brazilian Island’s Unexpected ‘Tourist Demand’ A Window Into The Future Of Travel; James Booth; Dmarge
It’s not often destinations make requests of tourists. But one idyllic Brazilian island paradise has just turned the tables, with a rather odd demand.
60 Years Ago, The Modernist City of Brasília Was Built From Scratch; Stefanie Waldek; Architectural Digest
The Brazilian capital is a case study in urban planning, full of triumphs and shortcomings…
Beautiful, vibrant Brazil has so much in store for people who are willing to explore beyond Rio. Here is a list of Brazil’s hidden gems you definitely shouldn’t miss.
To build an entire capital city from scratch in just four years would be impressive enough. For it to turn out so captivatingly beautiful is next-level genius.
On April 21, 1960, Brazil inaugurated to great fanfare its new capital Brasilia, a futuristic city created out of nothing and boasting many architectural masterpieces. A landmark in the history of town planning, it had sprung up in less than four years on an empty plateau that is often mistaken for desert in Brazil’s central west region.
About 250 kilometres west of Rio de Janeiro, the coastal hamlet of Paraty (pronounced “Para-chee”) was founded almost as soon as the first Portuguese navigators reached Brazil at the start of the . . .