Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks

Brief description

The two sites included in the designation contain flora and fauna and key habitats that characterize the Cerrado – one of the world’s oldest and most diverse tropical ecosystems.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1035

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Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves

Brief description

Peaks of the Southern Atlantic submarine ridge form the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago and Rocas Atoll off the coast of Brazil. They represent a large proportion of the island surface of the South Atlantic and their rich waters are extremely important for the breeding and feeding of tuna, shark, turtle and marine mammals. The islands are home to the largest concentration of tropical seabirds in the Western Atlantic.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1000

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Pantanal Conservation Area

Brief description

The Pantanal Conservation Complex consists of a cluster of four protected areas with a total area of 187,818 ha. Located in western central Brazil at the south-west corner of the State of Mato Grosso, the site represents 1.3% of Brazil’s Pantanal region, one of the world’s largest freshwater wetland ecosystems.

Unesco WHS list ref:  999

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Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina

Brief description

A colonial village set like a jewel in a necklace of inhospitable rocky mountains, recalls the exploits of diamond prospectors in the 18th century and testifies to the triumph of human cultural and artistic endeavour over the environment.

Unesco WHS list ref:  890

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Brasilia

Brief description

Brasilia, a capital created in the centre of the country in 1956, was a landmark in the history of town planning. Urban planner Lucio Costa and architect Oscar Niemeyer intended that every element – from the layout of the residential and administrative districts (often compared to the shape of a bird in flight) to the symmetry of the buildings themselves – should be in harmony with the city’s overall design.

Unesco WHS list ref:  445

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Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas

Brief description

This sanctuary in Minais Gerais, south of Belo Horizonte was built in the second half of the 18th century. It consists of a church with a magnificent Rococo interior of Italian inspiration; an outdoor stairway decorated with statues of the prophets; and seven chapels illustrating the Stations of the Cross.

Unesco WHS list ref:  334

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