Profile João Aender Campos Cremasco

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 (www.aender.com.br), in Portuguese language.

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Pampulha Joao Aender Campos Cremasco

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.

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Discovery Coast João Aender Campos Cremasco

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 João Aender Campos Cremasco

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.

First stop is Manaus, a large 2-million people city situated in the heart of Amazon forest. After that, with a rental car one must drive 200 km (paved roads in good condition) to a town called Novo Airão, from where you can easily visit the Anavilhanas National Park (it is no longer an Ecological Station since 2008).

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Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis João Aender Campos Cremasco

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).

The former São Miguel das Missões church has a remarkable façade and also a very interesting museum of guarani christian art, including a bell used when the mission was active.

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São Luis João Aender Campos Cremasco

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: 214

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)

Recently Visited WHS

Update April 19, 2017



  1. Brazilian Atlantic Islands
  2. Major Town Houses
  3. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  4. Saltaire
  5. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  6. Guimarães
  7. Vienna
  8. Cerrado Protected Areas
  9. Masada
  10. Old City of Acre
  11. Aranjuez
  12. Alto Douro
  13. Kew Gardens
  14. White City of Tel-Aviv
  15. Rio de Janeiro
  16. Royal Exhibition Building
  17. Luis Barragán House and Studio
  18. Liverpool
  19. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  20. Bahá’i Holy Places
  21. Rideau Canal
  22. Preah Vihear Temple
  23. León Cathedral
  24. Ouro Preto
  25. Stari Grad Plain
  26. Kotor
  27. Central University City Campus of the UNAM
  28. Caral-Supe
  29. São Francisco Square
  30. San Miguel de Allende
  31. Copan
  32. Stoclet House
  33. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  34. Australian Convict Sites
  35. Cidade Velha
  36. Tower of Hercules
  37. Heritage of Mercury
  38. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  39. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  40. Camino Real
  41. Bridgetown
  42. University of Coimbra
  43. Fujisan
  44. Bethlehem
  45. Los Glaciares
  46. Qhapaq Ñan
  47. Old City of Jerusalem
  48. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  49. Quirigua
  50. Pampulha
  51. Great Barrier Reef
  52. Sydney Opera House
  53. Florence
  54. Olinda
  55. Quito
  56. Old Havana
  57. Nancy
  58. Belem
  59. Monastery of Batalha
  60. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  61. La Fortaleza
  62. Old City of Berne
  63. Abbey of St Gall
  64. Cuzco
  65. Machu Picchu
  66. Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis
  67. Yellowstone
  68. Cartagena
  69. Vatican City
  70. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  71. Cologne Cathedral
  72. Anjar
  73. Baalbek
  74. Byblos
  75. Tyre
  76. Aachen Cathedral
  77. Québec
  78. Iguazu National Park
  79. Statue of Liberty
  80. Salvador de Bahia
  81. Segovia
  82. Cordoba
  83. Granada
  84. El Escurial
  85. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  86. Petra
  87. Congonhas
  88. Santiago de Compostela
  89. Avila
  90. Iguacu
  91. Istanbul
  92. Göreme NP
  93. Evora
  94. Chan Chan
  95. Trier
  96. Gondwana Rainforests
  97. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  98. Studley Royal Park
  99. Stonehenge
  100. Gwynedd Castles
  101. Toledo
  102. Salamanca
  103. Skocjan Caves
  104. Venice and its Lagoon
  105. Budapest
  106. Sian Ka'an
  107. Palenque
  108. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  109. Teotihuacan
  110. Puebla
  111. Blenheim Palace
  112. Westminster
  113. City of Bath
  114. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  115. Brasilia
  116. Uluru
  117. Guanajuato
  118. Chichen-Itza
  119. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  120. Tower of London
  121. Strasbourg
  122. Canterbury
  123. Lima
  124. Monastery of Alcobaça
  125. Santo Domingo
  126. Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos
  127. Potsdam
  128. St. Petersburg
  129. Vilnius
  130. San Gimignano
  131. Tiwanaku
  132. Sukhothai
  133. Ayutthaya
  134. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  135. Dong Phayayen
  136. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  137. Novgorod
  138. Serra da Capivara
  139. Ruins of León Viejo
  140. Prague
  141. Fraser Island
  142. Tikal National Park
  143. Jesuit Missions of Trinidad and Jesus
  144. Antigua Guatemala
  145. Horyu-ji Area
  146. Himeji-jo
  147. Angkor
  148. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  149. Ancient Kyoto
  150. Australian Fossil Mammal Sites
  151. City of Luxembourg
  152. Popocatepetl monasteries
  153. Rapa Nui
  154. Siena
  155. Sintra
  156. Edinburgh
  157. Kutna Hora
  158. Colonia del Sacramento
  159. Oporto
  160. Belize Barrier Reef
  161. Genbaku Dome
  162. Itsukushima Shrine
  163. Independence Hall
  164. Schönbrunn
  165. Panamá
  166. Querétaro
  167. Maritime Greenwich
  168. Trogir
  169. Willemstad
  170. São Luis
  171. Tallinn
  172. Pompei
  173. Versailles
  174. Viñales Valley
  175. Qadisha Valley
  176. Riga
  177. Flemish Béguinages
  178. The Four Lifts
  179. Grand Place, Brussels
  180. Pyramids (Memphis)
  181. Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca
  182. Coa Valley and Siega Verde
  183. Ancient Thebes
  184. Ancient Nara
  185. Alcala de Henares
  186. Nubian Monuments
  187. El Fuerte de Samaipata
  188. Historic Cairo
  189. Diamantina
  190. Discovery Coast
  191. Atlantic Forest South-East
  192. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  193. Rome
  194. Brimstone Hill Fortress
  195. Nikko
  196. Greater Blue Mountains
  197. Peninsula Valdes
  198. Xochicalco
  199. Paramaribo
  200. Belfries
  201. Mostar
  202. Dubrovnik
  203. Valparaiso
  204. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  205. Split
  206. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  207. Churches of Chiloé
  208. Plitvice Lakes
  209. St. George, Bermuda
  210. Roman Walls of Lugo
  211. Goias
  212. Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
  213. Brugge
  214. Central Amazon Conservation Complex
  1. Centre Historique de Saida
  2. Ensemble du site naturel de la region du Chouf
  3. Ensemble du site naturel de la Vallee du Nahr el Kelb
  4. Sistema Ferrocarril Pte. Carlos Antonio Lopez
  5. Archaeological Complex of Pachacamac
  6. Historic Center of the City of Trujillo
  7. Historic zone of Basseterre
  8. Seaflower Marine Protected Area
  9. La Moneda Palace
  10. San Francisco Church and Convent
  11. Route of the to Dominique Evangelisation
  12. Gold Route in Parati and its landscape
  13. Anavilhanas Ecological Station
  14. Eglise et Monastère de Sao Bento, Rio de Janeiro
  15. Palais de la Culture, ancien siège du Ministere de l'Education et de la Santé, Rio de Janeiro
  16. Parc National de la Serra da Bocaina (Sao Paulo - Rio de Janeiro)
  17. The natural and architectural ensemble of Stolac
  18. City of Granada and its natural environment
  19. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo's Home-Study Museum
  20. System of Fortifications at the Confluence of the Rivers Danube and Váh in Komárno - Komárom
  21. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity
  22. Town of Chichicastenango
  23. The Route of The Rivers
  24. Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna
  25. Temples, Shrines and other structures of Ancient Kamakura
  26. The natural and architectural ensemble of Blagaj
  27. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
  28. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250
  29. Le noyau historique médiéval ou la "Cuve" de Gand
  30. Sarajevo - unique symbol of universal multiculture - continual open city
  31. Route of the Franciscan Evangelisation
  32. Chapultepec Woods, Hill and Castle
  33. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique
  34. Bet She'an
  35. Early Synagogues in the Galilee
  36. Jerusalem
  37. Sea of Galilee & its Ancient Sites
  38. The Crusader Fortresses
  39. The Galilee Journeys of Jesus & the Apostles
  40. Trakai Historical National Park
  41. Camp de concentration de Tarrafal
  42. The Industrial Heritage of Barbados: The Story of Sugar and Rum
  43. St. George Fortified System
  44. St. George Historic District
  45. Grenadines Island Group
  46. Region Lacan-Tún - Usumacinta
  47. Sacred Titicaca Lake
  48. Pharaonic temples in Upper Egypt from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods
  49. Insular area and bay of Colonia del Sacramento
  50. The historic urban site of Počitelj
  51. Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings
  52. The Historic City of Dublin
  53. Early Medieval Monastic Sites
  54. The Burren
  55. The Monastic City of Clonmacnoise and its Cultural Landscape
  56. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex
  57. La Rambla (promenade maritime) de la Cité de Montevideo
  58. Architecture Moderne du XX siècle de la Ville de Montevideo
  59. Turks and Caicos Islands
  60. Ancient Jericho: Tell es-Sultan
  61. QUMRAN: Caves and Monastery of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  62. Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  63. Grenadines Island Group
  64. The La Soufrière National Park
  65. The Venetian Works of defence between 15th and 17th centuries
  66. Cultural Landscape of Paranapiacaba: Village and railway systems in the Serra do Mar Mountain Range, São Paulo
  67. Ver-o-Peso
  68. Great Spas of Europe
  69. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plecnik in Ljubljana and Prague
  70. Archaeological Site and Historic Centre of Panamá City
  71. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid
  72. Amazonia Theaters
  73. Brazilian Fortresses Ensemble
  74. Ein Karem, a village and its cultural landscape
  75. Classical Karst (in Slovene language: Klasicni kras)
  76. Parc Naturel de Fogo – Chã das Caldeiras
  77. Centre historique de Praia
  78. Centre historique de São Filipe
  79. Salines de Pedra de Lume
  80. Cultural Itinerary of Ecuador's Trans-Andean Train