Photo: Aerial view of Rio de Janeiro and Christ the Redeemer statue

From its perch atop Corcovado Mountain, "Christ the Redeemer" oversees Rio de Janeiro.

Photograph by Christian Heeb

World Heritage Guide

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    Central Amazon

    Get facts, photos, and travel tips for the Central Amazon Conservation Complex, a World Heritage site in Brazil, from National Geographic.

Brazil Features

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    Amazon: The Lost World

    An Amazon cruise goes deep into a jungle few outsiders have seen.

  • Photo: Brazil Paraty harbor

    Three Ways to Stay in Parati

    Located on Brazil’s Costa Verde between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Parati offers culturally rich experiences to travelers whether you stay in town, outside of town, or out in the wilds.

  • Photo: A woman weaving Brazilian lace

    The Art of Brazilian Lace

    The laborious craft of bobbin lace came to Brazil with Portuguese colonists.

  • Photo: Botafago Bay, Rio

    Playing Rio

    Rio is a city of glamour and glitz—but also of poverty and violence in the favelas that climb its hills. With the Olympics coming in 2016, the slums are getting a face-lift.

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    Megatransect the Amazon

    Get inspired with our Ultimate Adventure Bucket List, a collection of 40 trips that range from totally extreme to actually doable.

  • Photo: A caiman swimming underwater

    The Wild Wet

    Cowboys, caimans, and mud come together in the Pantanal, where modern pressures threaten one of the world's largest wetlands.

  • Photo: Sugarcane Farm, Rio Formoso

    Brazil's Secret Societies Pictures

    Escaped slaves in Brazil created thousands of hidden societies, or quilombos, in the heart of the country. Today these communities are winning rights to their land—and helping protect it.

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