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Pirenópolis: History and Nature in Central-West Brazil

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - While places like Chapada dos Veadeiros or the national capital, Brasília, come readily to mind when the subject is Central-West Brazil, Pirenópolis (in Goiás State) is also a trendy touristic destination in the region.

Still unknown among international tourists or even regular travelers from Rio and São Paulo, the city is a heritage site protected by IPHAN (Brazil's Institute of Historical and Artistic Heritage Sites) for having a distinct municipal architecture that goes back to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Other than its historical importance, Pirenópolis is also a natural . . .

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