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2001/2015

First/Last visit:

Number of visits:

Personal Rating:

5

16/193

UNESCO Sites visited:

16/22

Places Visited:

2001: in from Paraguay, Iguazu waterfalls-exit to Argentina, back to Rio de Janeiro from Buenos Aires by plane. 2013: Sao Paulo, Ouro Preto, Belo Horizonte, Congonhas, Diamantina, Vitoria, Porto Seguro, Ilheus, Salvador de Bahia, Aracaju, Sao Christovao, Maceio, Recife, Olinda, Natal, Fortaleza, Parnaiba, Sao Luis, Belem (whole trip by public buses, 1 month) 2015 Rio de Janeiro Brasilia-National Park Chapada dos Veadeiros, Goiania, Goias, Cuiaba, Pantanal, Iguazu, exit to Argentina, back in Uruguaiana, Porto Alegre, Florianopolis, Buzios,Rio de Janeiro, Fernando de Noronha, Belem, Macapa, Manaus, Boa Vista, exit to Guyana

Highlights:

Rio de Janeiro: Pao de Acucar mountain, Copacabana beach, Corcovado train (Christ the Redeemer statue, constructed 1931, 38m high, just one arm weights 8000 kilos), National History museum, Albamar restaurant, Bondinho train to Santa Teresa, Favela tour Sao Paulo: Avenida Paulista, Sao Bento monastery.Historic town of Ouro Preto (UNESCO): Nossa Senhora do Pilar church (interior with 434 kilos of gold decoration), Belo Horizonte: Pampulha Modern Ensemble (UNESCO), neary also Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhos (UNESCO) and colonial town of Diamantina (UNESCO): Blue bridge of Casa Gloria, Casa da Chica da Silva. Vitoria: Costa beach. Porto Seguro: historical town and Arraial d'Ajuda with Pitinga beach. Salvador de Bahia (UNESCO): Largo do Pelourinho, Sao Francisco Baroque church, great Carnaval. Aracaju: Sao Christovao (UNESCO). Maceio: Praia do Gunga. Olinda (UNESCO): Historic center, famous Carnaval. Natal: Praia da Pipa, Jericoacoaca Sand dunes, Sao Luis (UNESCO): Historic center with the largest remains of Portuguese architecture in Latin America. Fernando de Noronha: Praia do Sancho, Praia dos Porcos with great view to islets of dois Irmaos, Portuguese Fort in Vila dos Remedios. Manaus: Amazonia Theatre, encontro das aguas (river meeting point). Historic Center of the town of Goias (UNESCO), Pantanal (world's largest tropical wetland, (UNESCO), visited from Cuiaba, Iguazu waterfalls (No.1 in the world!)