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Brazil Historical Landmarks

The Statue of Corcovado
Corcovado is a mountain in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Here, the statue of Christ the Redeemer is one of the main tourist attractions that continue to attract millions of local as well as international tourists every year. The statue shows Jesus overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro with his arms outstretched. This is also one of the tallest statues in the world. It is designed in the Art Deco style by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa. The structure was constructed between 1922 and 1931. Christ the Redeemer is the most recognizable symbols of Brazil, and any tourist visiting the country can’t afford to miss this iconic attraction.

Ouro Preto
This is a city that is located in the Minas Gerais in Brazil, known for beautiful Baroque architecture. Ouro Preto was the main destination of the gold rush in the olden days. Founded at the end of the 17th century, the current name of the city translates to ‘black gold’. It was originally called Vila Rica, or ‘rich village’. The beautiful colonial architecture has led it to be declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Manaus
Manaus is a city located in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, and can mainly be accessed by boat or airplane. The culture of Manaus has blended the old and the new, and is the best place to get a glimpse of the history and culture of Native Brazilian tribes.

São João del Rei
This historical city is also located in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. One can get a glimpse of some of the most beautiful churches and cathedrals out here. The city was founded in the 18th century and there are around 70 beautiful churches that are definitely worth a visit. At the beginning of the century, it used to be known as “Heart of the Amazon” and “City of the Forest”. The Solimões and Negro rivers meet in Manaus and together form the mighty Amazon River.

Congonhas
Congonhas is a beautiful Brazilian city that is the capital of Minas Gerais. The main attraction of this city is the Basilica and outstanding sculptures. UNESCO declared it as a World Heritage Site in 1985.

Olinda
Olinda is another historic attraction located in the state of Pernambuco, on the northeastern Atlantic Ocean coast. Its historic downtown area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as are the city’s various churches and its annual Carnival.