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  • 1 Parque National da Chapada Diamantina Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    BR - Lençóis

    This national park covering 1 500km2 at the heart of the Serra do Sincóra has unique vegetation and a number of remarkable spots, including the impressive Cachoeira de Fumaça, a 380m-high waterfall; the breathtaking Poço Encantado, a turquoise-blue u..

  • 2 Capela Dourada Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    R. do Imperador-D.-Pedro-II BR - Recife 50010 240

    A Rococo gem, the stunning "Golden Chapel" (1697) evokes the golden age of the religious orders in Pernambuco. Inside, its decor reveals a breathtaking array of golden sculptures, arabesques and finely cabled balustrades. On the walls and c..

  • 3 Convento de São Francisco Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    R. de São-Francisco 280 BR - Olinda

    Colonial times are characterised by the remarkable religious buildings whose splendour is reminiscent of such edifices in Portugal, Italy or Spain. The Franciscans were no exception and their Convento de São Francisco, the first in Brazil, boasts sum..

  • 4 Fernando de Noronha Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    BR - Vila dos Remédios

    With its exceptional marine park and beaches with crystalline waters, Fernando de Noronha is a dream destination. The 21 little islands located in the Atlantic, approximately 500km from Recife, have been counted among UNESCO's World Heritage Sites si..

  • 5 Fernando de Noronha Beaches Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    BR - Fernando de Noronha

    The beaches of Fernando de Noronha are all so sublime that you will be spoilt for choice! Bathe in the crystalline waters of the Baía dos Porcos, dive in the waters of Baía do Sueste to meet the turtles, watch the surfing championships at Cacimba do ..

  • 6 Jericoacoara Lagoons Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    BR - Jericoacoara

    Lagoa Azul and Lagoa do Paraíso are in fact just one lagoon: the Lagoa de Jijoca (30km 2), which lies 10km south of Jeri. You can take a buggy to the fine-sand beaches and enjoy their discreet facilities: straw huts where grilled fish is served, colo..

  • 7 Praia Grande Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rua Portugal BR - São Luís

    Praia Grande is one of the three areas making up the historical centre of São Luís, which offers attractions at every turn. You can purchase crafts and local specialities (such as tiquira, manioc liqueur, or dried prawns) at the Mercado das Tulhas, s..

  • 8 Casa do Nhôzinho Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    R. Portugal - Praia Grande 185 BR - São-Luís

    Fish traps, huts, basketwork, figurines for the highly festive Bumba-meu-Boi folk procession that were made by Nhôzinho himself (he also made beautiful toys), looms, cotton fabrics... From crafts and traditional homes to everyday objects, all the div..

  • 9 Casa do Maranhão Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    R. do Trapiche BR - São-Luís

    The Bumba-meu-Boi is a museum located within the Casa do Maranhão and is dedicated to one of the richest folklores of the Maranhão, covering all its stages and its five regional variants or sotaques. These can be seen in the costumes, rhythms and the..

  • 10 Casa da Festa Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    R. do Giz 221 BR - São-Luís

    Afro-Brazilian rites and dances hold an important place in the religious life of the Maranhense. Through models, photos and objects, the Casa da Festa presents the oldest terreiros (places of worship) in the state, Casa das Minas and Casa de Nagô, wh..

  • 11 Parque Nacional dos Lençóis Maranheses Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    BR - Barreirinhas

    White sand dunes stretching as far as the eye can see, interspersed with turquoise-blue rainwater lagoons... The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park (a nature reserve since 1981), which stretches over 155 000ha, is unlike anywhere else in the world; th..

  • 12 Three Powers Square Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Praça dos Três Poderes BR - Brasília

    The Monumental Axis comes to an end on the east side of Praça dos Três Poderes. Three buildings devoted respectively to the executive (the Palácio do Planalto), the legislative (the Congresso Nacional, actually a triptych of buildings) and the judici..

  • 13 Congresso Nacional Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Praça dos Três-Poderes BR - Brasília 70160 900

    In the heart of the city is this gigantic platform accommodating Niemeyer's remarkable achievement, both symbol of power and masterpiece of Modernist art. This is the National Congress, where the Congress, the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate enjoy..

  • 14 Palácio da Alvorada Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    BR - Brasília

    The Palácio da Alvorada, the official residence of the President of Brazil, is one of Oscar Niemeyer's major works. The palace is famous for its columns, which lend it an elegance that is in stark contrast with the monumentalism that tends to prevail..

  • 15 Brasília TV Tower Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Eixo Monumental BR - Brasília

    The Torre de TV is the tallest monument in Brasília (224m). A lift takes you halfway up the tower to a platform from which the panoramic views help you gain a better understanding of the city's layout. Photographers should go up at the end of the day..

  • 16 Vale da Lua Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    BR - Alto Paraíso de Goiás

    The Vale da Lua is a rocky valley sculpted by the current of the Rio São Miguel. For miles on end, the grey rock was worn away, polished by the pressure from the water, until it took on bizarre, almost surreal, shapes, hence its name meaning "Va..

  • 17 The Pantanal Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    BR - Cuiabá

    The Pantanal, which shares its territory with Bolivia and Paraguay, is irrigated by numerous rivers, including the Rio Paraguay, which deposit sediments from neighbouring regions, which leads to the growth of unique flora inhabited by equally excepti..

  • 18 Museu dom Bosco Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Av. Afonso-Pena - Parque das Nações-Indigenas - Portã Ñandeva 7000 BR - Campo-Grande

    The Museu dom Bosco was created in 1951 by Father Felix Zavattaro with a view to disseminating the culture of the Bororos Indians and other ethnic groups with which the Salesians were in contact. The cutting-edge glass and concrete space designed by ..

  • 19 Manaus Mercado Municipal Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. dos Barés 46 46 BR - Manaus

    The Mercado Municipal was built in 1880 and based on Les Halles in Paris, which at the time was considered to be the height of modernity. Inside lies a labyrinth of stalls selling Amazon-grown fruit and vegetable, but also medicinal plants and crafts..

  • 20 Teatro Amazonas Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Praça do Congresso BR - Manaus

    Such was the extent of the rubber barons' grand ambitions that they decided to build a replica of Paris' Opera Garnier in the middle of the Amazon! When it was inaugurated in 1896, the Teatro Amazonas became the town's symbol, and a highly visible on..

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