The Reconcâvo: Santo Amaro and Cachoeira

Named after the concave-shaped Bay of All Saints, the Reconcâvo refers to the former sugarcane region surrounding Salvador. Learn where to go and what to see in the colonial cities of Santo Amaro and Cachoeira.

What to See in São Paulo’s Centro District

São Paulo has undergone immense transformations since its foundation in 1554. However, hidden away in its original downtown core are a few interesting vestiges of the city’s colonial past, which are all the more striking for being hemmed in by a forest of skyscrapers.

What to See in Rio de Janeiro’s Centro District

Narrow cobblestoned alleys, grand baroque churches, turn-of-the-20th-century Parisian-inspired avenues and architecture, and the ubiquitous high-rises and urban chaos of a 21st-century megalopolis make up Rio’s Centro district. Here’s what to see when you’re visiting Centro.