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Goiás is a mining town in Brazil that developed in the 18th and 19th century. It is an outstanding example of the harmonious integration of public and private architecture, due in part to the application of local material and building techniques. Also known as Goiás Velho, or Old Goiás, it is a small city within the state of the same name, Goiás, in Brazil.

Goiás was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 25th session of the World Heritage Committee The town was recognised for representing the evolution of the urban structure and architectural characteristic of the colonial settlement of South America.

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Goias, Brazil
Goias, Brazil
Author: Marcello Brandão (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0)

What to See in Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: S 15 56 04 W 50 08 25, in the State of Goiás
Inscription Year: 2001
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, IV

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Visiting Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás

Your base for visiting this World Heritage Site is Sao Paulo, the biggest city in Brazil. From there, you can make the arrangement, either on your own or through a travel agency, to go there. As part of the preparations, here's a list of hotels in Sao Paolo with online booking facility.

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Local Tours of Brazil

Brazil is an exciting location, and often the only way to enjoy it fully is to join a local tour. Here are some local tours of Brazil that you may want to include to your itinerary. They save you time and cost of doing it yourself. These tours are arranged by Viator, one of the most reputable tour agencies in the market.

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