The Atlas Obscura Guide To Brazil
126 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Brazil
Updated January 26, 2023
Unusual Attractions in Brazil
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Stories About Brazil
Through an Artist’s Eye, Scientific Tools Help Tell Vital Stories
Striking work by photographer Richard Mosse shows how merging art and technology can cut through dry data.
by Anita Makri
5 Must-Read Football (or Soccer) Stories
Who needs the World Cup when we have so many con men, trendsetters, superstitions, and architectural rivalries?
by April White
Why a 224-Year-Old Human Heart Is Touring Brazil
This piece of Dom Pedro I, who declared Brazil's independence, is causing controversy in two countries.
by Dania Rodrigues
When Disaster Strikes in Brazil, This Pioneering Veterinarian Jumps Into Action
Carla Sassi is helping to develop new ways to save the country's animals from peril.
by João Velozo
Snake Island’s Venomous Vipers Find a New Home in São Paulo
Scientists hatch a bold plan to save Brazil's critically endangered golden lancehead, which lives on a single infamous isle.
by James Hall
This Island in the Amazon Is Producing Award-Winning Cheese
On Marajó, the buffaloes outnumber people.
by Beatriz Miranda
Why a Wayward Coati’s Selfie on a Brazilian Airbase Surprised Scientists
The adorable appearance highlights an unexpected ally in conservation.
by Gemma Tarlach