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Sightseeing in Brazil

One of the new world wonders is an exemplary object. It is Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro With the Statue of Christ the Redeemer on its top. The city itself might be recognized as the most popular travel destination in the country, but, in fact, it is powered by mighty statue that cannot but impress both visitors and locals. It is one of the highest statues in the world: the Christ spread hands towards Rio and its residents precisely in 1931. However, the idea had been introduced a decade before, on the anniversary of Brazil Independence Day.

Ouro Preto (Minas Gerais state) was added to the list of UNESCO Heritage in Brazil, and if visiting the city, there is no doubts it was reasonable thing to do. This town was a heart of the gold fever in the 18th century, and, therefore, was widely advanced by locals and European invaders. The urban landscape cannot go without colonial buildings and sightings performed in Baroque style. Ouro Preto is indeed fascinating. The name of the city is translated as the “black gold”, which essentially refers to gold-diggers and black-colored gold bars they mined at the very peak of Ouro Preto history.

Sao Joao del-Rei (Minas Gerais state) is one more historic city in the neighborhood. In practice, the city is famous for a great number of beautiful churches and cathedrals. Since the city founding in the 18th century about 70 churches have been constructed.

The administrative center of Minas Gerais state, Belo Horizonte, has a great variety of momentous sightseeing spots. Basilicas and mighty sculptures decorate the streets of the city, and this beauty was also highly estimated by UNESCO in 1985. The most interesting places include: Abilio Barreto historical museum, Liberty Palace (Palacio da Liberdade), Mineralogy Museum (Museu de Mineralogia). Museu de artes da Pampulha is a former casino building, designed by Oscar Niemeyer. It collected more than 900 works of Brazilian artists and sculptors.