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Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro

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Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro

The Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro (MAM) is one of the most important cultural institutions in Brazil. Designed by architect Affonso Reidy, it follows the direction of rationalist architecture. The Museum is a private nonprofit organization, a result of cultural and economic context that Brazil has experienced in the second postwar period, with the diversification of cultural facilities in this country, the acquisition of a rich artistic heritage and assimilation of modern artistic trends. The Museum currently has approximately 11 000 objects. Watch the video with some images of the MAM-Rio, and learn more at...

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Meet the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha

»Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Blog, Places to go | 0 comments

Meet the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha

  Can you imagine a prison like this? It’s hard to believe  that Fernando de Noronha was once a prison, between 1737 and 1942. Considered a Brazilian paradise, nicknamed the Emerald of the Atlantic, Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago belonging to the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, consisting of 21 islands covering an area of 26 km ², in the Atlantic Ocean. The main island is the only inhabited with about 2,600 inhabitants divided into two areas: a Vila dos Remédios and Vila do Trinta. Although the island is no longer a prison, you certainly wouldn’t mind to be here forever. Watch the video and tell me what you think. Have a nice...

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Holambra, the city of flowers

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Holambra, the city of flowers

The name “Holambra” is a mixture of “Holland” with “Brazil.” And so is the city. The Dutch culture in Brazilian soil. After Second War, the Dutch government encouraged the immigration to countries like Canada, Australia, France and Brazil, which was the only country to accept immigration of large groups. In 1948, the Cooperative Agricultural Holambra was founded at Fazenda Ribeirão, in São Paulo. Floriculture is the main economic activity of Holambra. The city is the largest flower exporter in Latin America, accounting for 80% of exports and 40% of the floriculture industry in Brazil. Holambra is nationally known as the city of flowers (a cidade das flores) and received the title of resort from EMBRATUR in 1998. The city offers...

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