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Main link goes to Google satellite image of area. In most places you can zoom in once, in some places all the way. Use "VR" link for virtual reality tours, "Img" for Google images. Please note, some coordinates have errors. If you find the true coordinates, comment on my blog.

Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas
[Img] "This sanctuary in Minais Gerais, south of Belo Horizonte was built in the second half of the 18th century. It consists of a church with a magnificent Rococo interior of..." [More]

[Img] "Brasilia, a capital created ex nihilo in the centre of the country in 1956, was a landmark in the history of town planning. Urban planner Lucio Costa and architect Oscar..." [More]

Historic Centre of the Town of Goias
[Img] "Goias is a testament to the occupation and colonization of the lands of central Brazil in the 18th and 19th centuries. The urban layout is an example of the organic..." [More]

Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina
[Img] "Diamantina, a colonial village set like a jewel in a necklace of inhospitable rocky mountains, recalls the exploits of diamond prospectors in the 18th century and testifies..." [More]

Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia
[Img] "As the first capital of Brazil, from 1549 to 1763, Salvador de Bahia witnessed the blending of European, African and Amerindian cultures. It was also, from 1558, the first..." [More]

Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks
[Img] "The two sites included in the designation contain flora and fauna and key habitats that characterize the Cerrado - one of the world's oldest and most diverse tropical..." [More]

Pantanal Conservation Area
[Img] "The Pantanal Conservation Complex consists of a cluster of four protected areas with a total area of 187,818 ha. Located in western central Brazil at the south-west corner of..." [More]

Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda
[Img] "Founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese, the town's history is linked to the sugar-cane industry. Rebuilt after being looted by the Dutch, its basic urban fabric..." [More]

Serra da Capivara National Park
[Img] "Many of the numerous rock shelters in the Serra da Capivara National Park are decorated with cave paintings, some more than 25,000 years old. They are an outstanding..." [More]

Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves
[Img] "The Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves, in the states of Bahia and Espirito Santo, consist of eight separate protected areas containing 112,000 ha of Atlantic forest..." [More]

Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Senora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil)
[Img] "The ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes in Brazil, and those of San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Senora de Loreto and Santa Maria la Mayor in Argentina, lie at the heart of a..." [More]

Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves
[Img] "Peaks of the Southern Atlantic submarine ridge form the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago and Rocas Atoll off the coast of Brazil. They represent a large proportion of the..." [More]

Historic Town of Ouro Preto
[Img] "Founded at the end of the 17th century, Ouro Preto (Black Gold) was the focal point of the gold rush and Brazil's golden age in the 18th century. With the exhaustion of..." [More]

Iguazu National Park
[Img] "The park shares with Iguazional Park in Argentina one of the world's largest and most impressive waterfalls, extending over some 2,700 m. It is home to many rare and..." [More]

Historic Centre of Sao Luis
[Img] "The late 17th-century core of this historic town, founded by the French and occupied by the Dutch before coming under Portuguese rule, has preserved the original rectangular..." [More]

Central Amazon Conservation Complex
[Img] "The Central Amazon Conservation Complex makes up the largest protected area in the Amazon Basin (over 6 million hectares) and is one of the planet's richest regions in..." [More]

Atlantic Forest Southeast Reserves
[Img] "The Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves, in the states of Parana and Sao Paulo, contain some of the best and most extensive examples of Atlantic forest in Brazil. The 25..." [More]

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