List of World Heritage Sites in Brazil

This List Contains all World Heritage Sites in Brazil.

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Name ,"Area ha (acre)",Location,Year,DescriptionAtlantic Forest South-East Reserves,"468,193 (1,156,930)",Paran and So Paulo,1999,"The site comprises some of the last remaining Atlantic Forests and shows a very high diversity with many rare and endemic species. As such it is of high interest both for scientists and for conservation."Braslia,,Federal District,1987,"Planned and developed by Lcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer in 1956, Braslia was created ex nihilo in order to move the capital from Rio de Janeiro to a more central position. Together with Chandigarh in India it is the only place where Corbusier's design principles of urbanism have been applied on large scale.""Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves","42,270 (104,500)",Pernambuco and Rio Grande do Norte,2001,"As one of the few insular habitats in the South Atlantic, the site is essential as feeding ground and reproduction space for marine organisms including endangered and threatened species, most notably the hawksbill sea turtle."Central Amazon Conservation Complex,"5,323,018 (13,153,460)",Amazonas,2000,"As the largest protected area in the Amazon basin, the site is notable for its high biodiversity, range of habitats such as vrzea and igap forests and number of endangered species. It has been recognized by various conservation agencies as a high priority region.""Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks","367,356 (907,760)",Gois,2001,"The two parks are characteristic of the cerrado, one of the world's oldest tropical ecosystems and an important refuge for species in times of climate change."Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves,"111,930 (276,600)",Bahia and Esprito Santo,1999,"The site comprises some of the last remaining Atlantic Forests and shows a very high diversity with many rare and endemic species. As such it is of high interest both for scientists and for conservation."Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia,,Bahia,1985,"The colonial old town of the first Brazilian capital and town of the first slave market in the New World, has preserved a large number of brightly colored Renaissance houses decorated with stucco work from the 16th to 18th centuries."Historic Centre of So Lus,67 (170),Maranho,1997,"So Lus has preserved the complete rectangular town plan and a large number of historical buildings making it a prime example of a Portuguese colonial town."Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina,29 (72),Minas Gerais,1999,"A well-preserved example of Baroque architecture, this 18th-century colonial town was founded in an inhospitable environment of rocky mountains and became a center of diamond mining in the 18th and 19th centuries."Historic Centre of the Town of Gois,40 (99),Gois,2001,"Founded in 1727 by the bandeirante explorer Bartolomeu Bueno da Silva, Gois has preserved much of its colonial heritage and is an example of a European settlement in the interior of South America."Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda,120 (300),Pernambuco,1982,"Founded in 1537 the town prospered as a centre of sugar-cane production. Following looting by the Dutch in the 17th century, the historic centre dates largely to the 18th century with a harmonious combination of buildings, gardens, churches, convents and chapels."Historic Town of Ouro Preto,,Minas Gerais,1980,"The prosperity of the town as the center of the Brazilian gold rush in the 18th century is reflected in a large number of preserved churches, bridges and fountains many of them designed by the Baroque sculptor Aleijadinho."Iguau National Park,"170,086 (420,290)",Paran,1986,"Together with Iguaz National Park on the Argentinian side, the park protects Iguazu Falls, one of the world's largest waterfalls, and is home to many rare and endangered species such as giant anteater or the giant otter. The site had been listed as endangered 19992001 due to an illegally opened road through the park, dams on the Iguazu River and helicopter flights.""Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Min, Santa Ana, Nuestra Seora de Loreto and Santa Mara Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of So Miguel das Misses (Brazil)",,"Rio Grande do Sul also Misiones Province, Argentina",1983,"Each of the five ruined Spanish Jesuit missions founded amidst a tropical forest in the land of the Guaran people in the 17th and 18th centuries is characterized by a specific design."Pampulha Modern Ensemble,154 (380),Minas Gerais,2016,"The listed site consists of an urban project created in 1940 at Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. It was designed around an artificial lake, Lake Pampulha, and includes a casino, a ballroom, the Golf Yacht Club and the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi. The buildings were designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer, in collaboration with the landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx and Brazilian Modernist artists."Pantanal Conservation Area,"187,818 (464,110)","Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul",2000,"The site contains four protected areas, encompassing one of the world's largest freshwater wetland ecosystems, and is home to an abundant number and diverse range of species.""Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes Between the Mountain and the Sea","7,249 (17,910)","Rio de Janeiro",2012,"The listed site consists of an exceptional urban setting rather than built heritage. It encompasses the key natural elements that have shaped and inspired the development of the city: "Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas,,"Minas Gerais",1985,"Built in the 18th century, the site features a church, an outdoor stairway and seven chapels, decorated with statues by Aleijadinho."So Francisco Square in the Town of So Cristvo,3 (7.4),"Sergipe",2010,"The square is surrounded by two churches, a palace and other buildings of different historical periods, exemplifying Franciscan architecture in north-eastern Brazil."Serra da Capivara National Park,,"Piau",1991,"The site is among the oldest human communities in South America, featuring a great number of cave paintings, some dating as early as 25,000 years ago."Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site,0.3895 (0.962),"Rio de Janeiro",2017,"It is in the former harbour area of Rio de Janeiro in which the old stone wharf was built for the landing of enslaved Africans reaching the South American continent from 1811 onwards. ",,,,,,,,