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João Aender Campos Cremasco Profile

I have been interested in WHS for some time now and my focus is to visit those in South America, though I usually travel overseas at least once a year. There's a scarce number of WHS in South America comparing to Europe, and some of them are quite difficult to reach, but most are really rewarding.
In Brazil I have already visited 18 out of the 19 inscribed sites. My goal is to visit them all.
Whenever I can, I will review South American WHS in this excellent website and I also review them in my own website (, in Portuguese language.

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Recent Reviews João Aender Campos Cremasco

Pampulha 26-Aug-14

Pampulha Architectural Ensemble is Brazil probably Brazil's next nomination for inscription in WHS list. Pampulha is the name of a upper-class suburb of Belo Horizonte city and was designed by Oscar Niemeyer, a famous architect (who died in 2012 at 104), also responsible for the construction of Brasilia (another WHS). The most famous elemento of Pampulha ensemble is Sao Francisco Church, a tiny temple by the lake shore, which is considered one of Niemeyer's early masterpieces and inspiration for many other buildings in the same style worldwide. I was there last weekend, in a sunny and relaxing Sunday afternoon.

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Discovery Coast 16-Aug-14

It was surprising to me to see this WHS hasn't been yet reviewed. Discovery Coast is by no means a difficult place to reach or uninteresting area to be looked down, all the way around. It is made up of several Atlantic Rainforest reserves, most of them close to Porto Seguro, a vibrant city (and with a famous carnival) that is also situated in the area where the first Portuguese colonizers arrived in Brazil (year 1500).

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Central Amazon Conservation Complex 25-Feb-13

During carnival this year, unlike most Brazilians, I opted not to party, but, instead, to reach Central Amazon Conservation Complex, the WHS Brazil dedicated to its largest bioma.

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Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis 04-Feb-13

Last weekend I visited the Brazilian part of this WHS, that is São Miguel das Missões. I had previously visited the Argentinian ruins of San Ignacio Miní, and these two sites are probably the best preserved of all inscribed Jesuit Missions of the Guarani ruins (the Paraguayan ones are a separate WHS).

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São Luis 25-Nov-12

I was in São Luís, capital of the State of Maranhão, for a weekend last August. Most tourists don't spend much time in São Luís, rather go as soon as possible to the nearby Lençóis Maranhenses, a paradisiac complex of fresh water lagoons formed on the dunes.

Anyway, São Luís was the only city in Brazil founded by the French (hence named after the French King St.Louis IX), but very little of French heritage is left.

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Name: João Aender Campos Cremasco

Country: Brazil

Visited WHS: 228

Most Impressive: Machu Picchu, Petra, Jerusalem, Rome, Uluru, Los Glaciares, Great Barrier Reef, Igua�u/Iguaz�, Pen�nsula Vald�s

Proposal New WHS: Paraty, Chapada Diamantina and Jalap�o (Brazil)

Update 2018-09-14 07:53:33

  1. Brazilian Atlantic Islands : 5.0
  2. Central Amazon Conservation Complex : 5.0
  3. Victoria Falls : 5.0
  4. Aachen Cathedral : 4.5
  5. Vallée de Mai : 4.5
  6. Cape Floral Region : 4.0
  7. Cerrado Protected Areas : 4.0
  8. Quebrada de Humahuaca : 4.0
  9. Brasilia : 3.5
  10. Olinda : 3.5
  11. Atlantic Forest South-East : 3.0
  12. Discovery Coast : 3.0
  13. Joya de Ceren : 2.5
  14. Robben Island : 2.5
  15. Tyre : 2.5
  16. Goias : 2.0
  17. São Francisco Square : 1.0
  18. Tongariro National Park
  19. Abbey of St Gall
  20. Alcala de Henares
  21. Alto Douro
  22. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  23. Ancient Kyoto
  24. Ancient Nara
  25. Ancient Thebes
  26. Angkor
  27. Anjar
  28. Antigua Guatemala
  29. Aranjuez
  30. Australian Convict Sites
  31. Australian Fossil Mammal Sites
  32. Avila
  33. Ayutthaya
  34. Baalbek
  35. Bahá’i Holy Places
  36. Belem
  37. Belfries
  38. Belize Barrier Reef
  39. Bethlehem
  40. Blenheim Palace
  41. Bridgetown
  42. Brimstone Hill Fortress
  43. Brugge
  44. Budapest
  45. Byblos
  46. Camino Real
  47. Canterbury
  48. Caral-Supe
  49. Cartagena
  50. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  51. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  52. Central University City Campus of the UNAM
  53. Chan Chan
  54. Chichen-Itza
  55. Churches of Chiloé
  56. Cidade Velha
  57. City of Bath
  58. City of Luxembourg
  59. Coa Valley and Siega Verde
  60. Cologne Cathedral
  61. Colonia del Sacramento
  62. Congonhas
  63. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  64. Copan
  65. Cordoba
  66. Cuzco
  67. Diamantina
  68. Dong Phayayen
  69. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  70. Dubrovnik
  71. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  72. Edinburgh
  73. El Escurial
  74. El Fuerte de Samaipata
  75. Evora
  76. Flemish Béguinages
  77. Florence
  78. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  79. Fraser Island
  80. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  81. Fujisan
  82. Genbaku Dome
  83. Gondwana Rainforests
  84. Granada
  85. Grand Place, Brussels
  86. Great Barrier Reef
  87. Greater Blue Mountains
  88. Guanajuato
  89. Guimarães
  90. Gwynedd Castles
  91. Göreme NP
  92. Heritage of Mercury
  93. Himeji-jo
  94. Historic Cairo
  95. Horyu-ji Area
  96. Iguacu
  97. Iguazu National Park
  98. Independence Hall
  99. Istanbul
  100. Itsukushima Shrine
  101. Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
  102. Jesuit Missions of Trinidad and Jesus
  103. Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos
  104. Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis
  105. Kew Gardens
  106. Kotor
  107. Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou
  108. Kutna Hora
  109. La Fortaleza
  110. León Cathedral
  111. Lima
  112. Liverpool
  113. Los Glaciares
  114. Luis Barragán House and Studio
  115. Machu Picchu
  116. Major Town Houses
  117. Maritime Greenwich
  118. Masada
  119. Medina of Fez
  120. Medina of Marrakesh
  121. Meknes
  122. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  123. Monastery of Alcobaça
  124. Monastery of Batalha
  125. Mostar
  126. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  127. Nancy
  128. Nikko
  129. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  130. Novgorod
  131. Nubian Monuments
  132. Old City of Acre
  133. Old City of Berne
  134. Old City of Jerusalem
  135. Old Havana
  136. Oporto
  137. Ouro Preto
  138. Palenque
  139. Pampulha
  140. Panamá
  141. Paramaribo
  142. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  143. Peninsula Valdes
  144. Petra
  145. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  146. Plitvice Lakes
  147. Pompei
  148. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  149. Popocatepetl monasteries
  150. Potsdam
  151. Prague
  152. Preah Vihear Temple
  153. Puebla
  154. Pyramids (Memphis)
  155. Qadisha Valley
  156. Qhapaq Ñan
  157. Querétaro
  158. Quirigua
  159. Quito
  160. Québec
  161. Rabat
  162. Rapa Nui
  163. Rideau Canal
  164. Riga
  165. Rio de Janeiro
  166. Roman Walls of Lugo
  167. Rome
  168. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  169. Royal Exhibition Building
  170. Ruins of León Viejo
  171. Salamanca
  172. Saltaire
  173. Salvador de Bahia
  174. San Gimignano
  175. San Miguel de Allende
  176. Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca
  177. Santiago de Compostela
  178. Santo Domingo
  179. Schönbrunn
  180. Segovia
  181. Serra da Capivara
  182. Sian Ka'an
  183. Siena
  184. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  185. Sintra
  186. Skocjan Caves
  187. Split
  188. St. George, Bermuda
  189. St. Petersburg
  190. Stari Grad Plain
  191. Statue of Liberty
  192. Stoclet House
  193. Stonehenge
  194. Strasbourg
  195. Studley Royal Park
  196. Sukhothai
  197. Sydney Opera House
  198. São Luis
  199. Tallinn
  200. Teotihuacan
  201. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  202. The Four Lifts
  203. Tikal National Park
  204. Tiwanaku
  205. Toledo
  206. Tower of Hercules
  207. Tower of London
  208. Trier
  209. Trogir
  210. Uluru
  211. University of Coimbra
  212. Valparaiso
  213. Vatican City
  214. Venetian Works of Defence
  215. Venice and its Lagoon
  216. Versailles
  217. Vienna
  218. Vilnius
  219. Viñales Valley
  220. Volubilis
  221. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  222. Westminster
  223. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  224. White City of Tel-Aviv
  225. Willemstad
  226. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  227. Xochicalco
  228. Yellowstone
  1. Amazonia Theaters (T)
  2. Anavilhanas Ecological Station (T)
  3. Ancient Jericho: Tell es-Sultan (T)
  4. Archaeological Complex of Pachacamac (T)
  5. Archaeological Site and Historic Centre of Panamá City (T)
  6. Architecture Moderne du XX siècle de la Ville de Montevideo (T)
  7. Auckland Volcanic Fields (T)
  8. Bet She'an (T)
  9. Brazilian Fortresses Ensemble (T)
  10. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  11. Buenos Aires – La Plata: Two capitals of the Culture of Modernity, Eclecticism and Immigration (T)
  12. Camp de concentration de Tarrafal (T)
  13. Casablanca, Ville du XXème siécle, carrefour d'influences (T)
  14. Central Park (T)
  15. Centre historique de Praia (T)
  16. Centre Historique de Saida (T)
  17. Centre historique de São Filipe (T)
  18. Chalchuapa (T)
  19. Chapultepec Woods, Hill and Castle (T)
  20. Chobe Linyanti System (T)
  21. City of Granada and its natural environment (T)
  22. City of Tigre and its rowing clubs (T)
  23. Classical Karst (in Slovene language: Klasicni kras) (T)
  24. Cultural Itinerary of Ecuador's Trans-Andean Train (T)
  25. Cultural Landscape of Paranapiacaba: Village and railway systems in the Serra do Mar Mountain Range, São Paulo (T)
  26. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo's Home-Study Museum (T)
  27. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  28. Early Farmsteads of the Cape Winelands (T)
  29. Early Medieval Monastic Sites (T)
  30. Early Synagogues in the Galilee (T)
  31. Eglise et Monastère de Sao Bento, Rio de Janeiro (T)
  32. Ein Karem, a village and its cultural landscape (T)
  33. Ellis Island (T)
  34. Ensemble du site naturel de la region du Chouf (T)
  35. Ensemble du site naturel de la Vallee du Nahr el Kelb (T)
  36. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  37. Fagaloa Bay - Uafato Tiavea Conservation Zone (T)
  38. Fortress of S.Miguel (T)
  39. Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings (T)
  40. Gold Route in Parati and its landscape (T)
  41. Great Spas of Europe (T)
  42. Grenadines Island Group (T)
  43. Grenadines Island Group (T)
  44. Head Office and Garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (T)
  45. Historic Center of the City of Trujillo (T)
  46. Historic zone of Basseterre (T)
  47. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  48. Insular area and bay of Colonia del Sacramento (T)
  49. Jerusalem (T)
  50. Kermadec Islands and Marine reserve (T)
  51. La Moneda Palace (T)
  52. La Rambla (promenade maritime) de la Cité de Montevideo (T)
  53. Le noyau historique médiéval ou la "Cuve" de Gand (T)
  54. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  55. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  56. Manono, Apolima and Nuulopa Cultural Landscape (T)
  57. Mission Ruins of Venn's Town (T)
  58. Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna (T)
  59. Moulay Idriss Zerhoun (T)
  60. Ngwenya Mines (T)
  61. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  62. Palais de la Culture, ancien siège du Ministere de l'Education et de la Santé, Rio de Janeiro (T)
  63. Parc National de la Serra da Bocaina (Sao Paulo - Rio de Janeiro) (T)
  64. Parc Naturel de Fogo – Chã das Caldeiras (T)
  65. Parque Nacional dos Lençóis Maranhenses – Lençóis Maranhenses National Park (T)
  66. Pharaonic temples in Upper Egypt from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods (T)
  67. Plantations in West Curacao (T)
  68. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  69. QUMRAN: Caves and Monastery of the Dead Sea Scrolls (T)
  70. Region Lacan-Tún - Usumacinta (T)
  71. Route of the Franciscan Evangelisation (T)
  72. Route of the to Dominique Evangelisation (T)
  73. Routes of Santiago de Compostela: Routes in Portugal (T)
  74. Royal Building of Mafra – Palace, Basilica, Convent, Cerco Garden and Hunting Park (Tapada) (T)
  75. Sacred Titicaca Lake (T)
  76. Salines de Pedra de Lume (T)
  77. San Francisco Church and Convent (T)
  78. Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga (T)
  79. Sarajevo - unique symbol of universal multiculture - continual open city (T)
  80. Sea of Galilee & its Ancient Sites (T)
  81. Seaflower Marine Protected Area (T)
  82. Serra da Capivara National Park and Permanent Preservation Areas (T)
  83. Sistema Ferrocarril Pte. Carlos Antonio Lopez (T)
  84. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  85. St. George Fortified System (T)
  86. St. George Historic District (T)
  87. System of Fortifications at the Confluence of the Rivers Danube and Váh in Komárno - Komárom (T)
  88. Temple of Hator built by Ramses III (T)
  89. Temples, Shrines and other structures of Ancient Kamakura (T)
  90. The Burren (T)
  91. The Crusader Fortresses (T)
  92. The Galilee Journeys of Jesus & the Apostles (T)
  93. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  94. The historic urban site of Počitelj (T)
  95. The Industrial Heritage of Barbados: The Story of Sugar and Rum (T)
  96. The La Soufrière National Park (T)
  97. The Monastic City of Clonmacnoise and its Cultural Landscape (T)
  98. The natural and architectural ensemble of Blagaj (T)
  99. The Route of The Rivers (T)
  100. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  101. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plečnik (T)
  102. Town of Chichicastenango (T)
  103. Trakai Historical National Park (T)
  104. Turks and Caicos Islands (T)
  105. Valle Calchaquí (T)
  106. Ver-o-Peso (T)
  107. Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, Nakhon Si Thammarat (T)
  1. Atacama Desert
  2. Devils Island (on French Guiana)
  3. Ephesus
  4. Historic University Towns of Oxford and Cambridge
  5. Huaca de la Luna and Huaca del Sol
  6. Jericho
  7. Kaieteur National Park, Iwokrama Forest and the Kanuku Mountains
  8. La Brea Pitch Lake
  9. Lake Titicaca
  10. Panama Canal
  11. Pharaonic Temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu
  12. Scrovegni's Chapel
  13. Sistema Vial Andino/Qhapaq Ñan
  14. Varanasi