Today, tourists flock to the tropical island of Ilha Grande, Brazil, in search of sun, sea, and unspoilt nature. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and protected nature reserve, the car-free paradise in Rio de Janeiro state is home to colorful flora and fauna as well as some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. But the island was not always so welcoming… Formerly a 19th-century leper colony and, more recently, a top-security prison for some of Brazil’s most dangerous criminals, it was off-limits for many years. Intrigued? Click through this gallery to discover the dark secrets of this beautiful Brazilian island.
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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 . . .
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Unesco has been spotlighting and protecting sites of cultural and natural importance since 1978, when the first 12 World Heritage Sites were named. The 29 new sites that have been named for 2019. These are the ones you should visit now.
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Just when you thought the list of places you absolutely must go was complete, it’s grown. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has just announced 29 new World Heritage Sites during the 43rd annual conference of the World Heritage Committee in Baku, Azerbaijan. There are now 1,121 World Heritage Sites around the …
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Brazil’s Paraty named new UNESCO World Heritage Site…
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