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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: 236

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)

  1. Brazilian Atlantic Islands : 5.0
  2. Central Amazon Conservation Complex : 5.0
  3. Quirigua : 5.0
  4. Ruins of León Viejo : 5.0
  5. San Marino and Mount Titano : 5.0
  6. Victoria Falls : 5.0
  7. Aachen Cathedral : 4.5
  8. Vallée de Mai : 4.5
  9. Cape Floral Region : 4.0
  10. Cerrado Protected Areas : 4.0
  11. Quebrada de Humahuaca : 4.0
  12. Brasilia : 3.5
  13. Olinda : 3.5
  14. Atlantic Forest South-East : 3.0
  15. Discovery Coast : 3.0
  16. Joya de Ceren : 2.5
  17. Robben Island : 2.5
  18. Tyre : 2.5
  19. Goias : 2.0
  20. São Luis : 2.0
  21. São Francisco Square : 1.0
  22. Tongariro National Park
  23. Abbey of St Gall
  24. Alcala de Henares
  25. Alto Douro
  26. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  27. Ancient Kyoto
  28. Ancient Nara
  29. Ancient Thebes
  30. Angkor
  31. Anjar
  32. Antigua Guatemala
  33. Aranjuez
  34. Assisi
  35. Australian Convict Sites
  36. Australian Fossil Mammal Sites
  37. Avila
  38. Ayutthaya
  39. Baalbek
  40. Bahá’i Holy Places
  41. Belem
  42. Belfries
  43. Belize Barrier Reef
  44. Bethlehem
  45. Blenheim Palace
  46. Bridgetown
  47. Brimstone Hill Fortress
  48. Brugge
  49. Budapest
  50. Byblos
  51. Camino Real
  52. Canterbury
  53. Caral-Supe
  54. Cartagena
  55. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  56. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  57. Central University City Campus of the UNAM
  58. Chan Chan
  59. Chichen-Itza
  60. Churches of Chiloé
  61. Cidade Velha
  62. City of Bath
  63. City of Luxembourg
  64. Coa Valley and Siega Verde
  65. Cologne Cathedral
  66. Colonia del Sacramento
  67. Congonhas
  68. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  69. Copan
  70. Cordoba
  71. Cuzco
  72. Diamantina
  73. Dong Phayayen
  74. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  75. Dubrovnik
  76. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  77. Edinburgh
  78. El Escurial
  79. El Fuerte de Samaipata
  80. Evora
  81. Flemish Béguinages
  82. Florence
  83. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  84. Fraser Island
  85. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  86. Fujisan
  87. Genbaku Dome
  88. Genoa
  89. Gondwana Rainforests
  90. Granada
  91. Grand Place, Brussels
  92. Great Barrier Reef
  93. Greater Blue Mountains
  94. Guanajuato
  95. Guimarães
  96. Gwynedd Castles
  97. Göreme NP
  98. Heritage of Mercury
  99. Himeji-jo
  100. Historic Cairo
  101. Horyu-ji Area
  102. Iguacu
  103. Iguazu National Park
  104. Independence Hall
  105. Istanbul
  106. Itsukushima Shrine
  107. Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
  108. Jesuit Missions of Trinidad and Jesus
  109. Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos
  110. Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis
  111. Kew Gardens
  112. Kotor
  113. Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou
  114. Kutna Hora
  115. La Fortaleza
  116. León Cathedral
  117. Lima
  118. Liverpool
  119. Los Glaciares
  120. Luis Barragán House and Studio
  121. Machu Picchu
  122. Major Town Houses
  123. Maritime Greenwich
  124. Masada
  125. Medina of Fez
  126. Medina of Marrakesh
  127. Meknes
  128. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  129. Monastery of Alcobaça
  130. Monastery of Batalha
  131. Mostar
  132. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  133. Nancy
  134. Nikko
  135. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  136. Novgorod
  137. Nubian Monuments
  138. Old City of Acre
  139. Old City of Berne
  140. Old City of Jerusalem
  141. Old Havana
  142. Oporto
  143. Ouro Preto
  144. Palenque
  145. Pampulha
  146. Panamá
  147. Paramaribo
  148. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  149. Peninsula Valdes
  150. Petra
  151. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  152. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  153. Plitvice Lakes
  154. Pompei
  155. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  156. Popocatepetl monasteries
  157. Potsdam
  158. Prague
  159. Preah Vihear Temple
  160. Puebla
  161. Pyramids (Memphis)
  162. Qadisha Valley
  163. Qhapaq Ñan
  164. Querétaro
  165. Quito
  166. Québec
  167. Rabat
  168. Rapa Nui
  169. Ravenna
  170. Rideau Canal
  171. Riga
  172. Rio de Janeiro
  173. Roman Walls of Lugo
  174. Rome
  175. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  176. Royal Exhibition Building
  177. Salamanca
  178. Saltaire
  179. Salvador de Bahia
  180. San Gimignano
  181. San Miguel de Allende
  182. Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca
  183. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  184. Santiago de Compostela
  185. Santo Domingo
  186. Schönbrunn
  187. Segovia
  188. Serra da Capivara
  189. Sian Ka'an
  190. Siena
  191. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  192. Sintra
  193. Skocjan Caves
  194. Split
  195. St. George, Bermuda
  196. St. Petersburg
  197. Stari Grad Plain
  198. Statue of Liberty
  199. Stoclet House
  200. Stonehenge
  201. Strasbourg
  202. Studley Royal Park
  203. Sukhothai
  204. Sydney Opera House
  205. Tallinn
  206. Teotihuacan
  207. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  208. The Four Lifts
  209. Tikal National Park
  210. Tiwanaku
  211. Toledo
  212. Tower of Hercules
  213. Tower of London
  214. Trier
  215. Trogir
  216. Uluru
  217. University of Coimbra
  218. Valparaiso
  219. Vatican City
  220. Venetian Works of Defence
  221. Venice and its Lagoon
  222. Versailles
  223. Vienna
  224. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  225. Villa d'Este
  226. Vilnius
  227. Viñales Valley
  228. Volubilis
  229. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  230. Westminster
  231. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  232. White City of Tel-Aviv
  233. Willemstad
  234. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  235. Xochicalco
  236. 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 (UK) (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