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Old February 5th, 2009, 10:03 PM   #1
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Goiás Velho - UNESCO World Heritage Site In Brazil

Some images of the City of Goiás (widely known as Goiás Velho - "Old Goiás"), former Capital City of the Brazilian State of Goiás. Since 2001 it is regarded as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its unique baroque architecture, its traditional cultural manifestations and its exhuberant natural attractions. It was founded in 1727 as a gold mining village by the explorer Bartolomeu Bueno da Silva, and elevated to Capital of Province in 1748. In 1937, a new Capital City, Goiânia, was constructed to replace the old one, planned and in a more privileged site. This change was crucial to preserve the exclusive colonial architecture of Goiás Velho.

Privileged view of the city from St. Barbara Hillock:


St. Barbara Church (1780)








Church of Our Lady of Good Death (1779, currently a Museum of Sacred Art)









Our Lady of the Rosary Church (1734, rebuilt in 1934)







Cathedral of Our Lady of Santana (1743)



Church of St. Francis of Paula (1761)





Palace of the Count of the Arches (former seat of the Government, 1751)






Former Chamber House and Prison (1761)


Caudate Fountain (1778)





Carioca Fountain (1782)



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Old February 5th, 2009, 11:18 PM   #2
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Nice Pics, I love it!
It is amazing to know that Brazil has so many beautiful places like this!
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Old February 6th, 2009, 12:44 AM   #3
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Lovely place.
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very nice! reminds me of a place we have here in the U.S. -- Saint Augustine. only we don't have the gorgeous mountains :-(
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Beautiful.
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Beautiful place
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Photos uploaded to my portfolio. If anybody wants to see the images in higher resolution versions, visit www.vianaphotography.com (last two albums, under the "Gallery" heading)
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So lovely!
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Old February 7th, 2009, 09:29 PM   #9
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Wonderful pics! Goiás Velho should be more promoted more... it´s a truly hidden jewel that not everybody knows.
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