Brazil invites you to discover its 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Brazil invites you to discover its 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Source: MTur
February 01, 2022
The South American giant has a large number of attractions in 17 different states

Everyone already knows that Brazil has countless natural and cultural riches, but some of them are internationally recognized for their inestimable value to humanity. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) identifies and catalogs these attractions in order to protect and preserve them for future generations.

They are divided into Cultural, Natural and Mixed Heritage of Humanity - the latter when a single place has unique characteristics of both segments. World Heritage sites, as they are also called, can be buildings, monuments, landscapes or entire cities. Currently, there are 23 of these places spread across Brazil, including 15 Cultural, seven Natural and one Mixed.

“It is very important that Brazilians know the riches of their own country, which are often in their city, in their neighborhood or in a neighboring municipality. The cultural and natural wealth of Brazil is unquestionable. We have the capacity to have many other World Heritage Sites in all Brazilian states”, highlighted the Minister of Tourism, Gilson Machado Neto.

“The Brazilian cultural heritage is of fundamental importance for the memory, for the identity of a people. In Brazilian culture, its heritage was duly rescued and returned to the simple people and their civilizational heritage. Our culture is beautiful and every Brazilian should know our history”, declared the Special Secretary for Culture, Mario Frias.

The president of the Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional (Iphan), Larissa Peixoto, explains that the Institute is responsible for the conservation, safeguarding and monitoring of Brazilian cultural assets inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and that the country has other active registrants nationwide.

“We are very proud to have so many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. At the federal level, we have many other assets protected by the IPHAN of inestimable value for Brazilian culture and that have great potential to generate employment and income through cultural tourism”, he pointed out.

¿Qué tal si agregas uno de estos destinos tan importantes para la humanidad en la planificación de tu próximo viaje? Descubre ahora dónde se encuentran cada uno de estos singulares atractivos que todo el mundo debería conocer.

CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HUMANITY IN BRAZIL
Historic City of Ouro Preto (MG)
Historic Center of Olinda (PE)
Ruins of São Miguel das Missões (RS)
Historic Center of Salvador (BA)
Sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Matosinhos (MG)
Brasília (DF )
Serra da Capivara National Park (PI)
Historic Center of São Luís (MA)
Historic Center of Diamantina (MG)
Historic Center of Goiás (GO)
São Francisco Square, in São Cristóvão (SE)
Rio de Janeiro, Carioca landscapes between the mountains and the sea 
Valongo Pier – Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
Pampulha Modern Complex (MG)
Roberto Burle Marx Site (RJ)

NATURAL HERITAGE OF HUMANITY IN BRAZIL
Iguazú National Park (PR)
Discovery Coast: Atlantic Forest Reserves (BA/ES) 
Atlantic Forest Reserves (PR/SP)
Central Amazon Conservation Complex (AM)
Protected Areas Complex Pantanal (MT/MS)
Atlantic Islands - Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas (PE/RN)
Cerrado Reserves: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks (GO)

MIXED HERITAGE OF HUMANITY IN BRAZIL
Paraty and Ilha Grande (RJ) 

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