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Kátia Bogéa - President of the Institute of National Historical and Artistic Heritage (Iphan)

President of the Institute of National Historical and Artistic Heritage (Iphan), Kátia Bogéa walks through the streets of the city as if walking through the memory of humanity. The Rio de Janeiro of the historian born in Sergipe and based in Maranhão goes through the unique meaning for Brazil and for the world of numerous addresses in Rio de Janeiro. “In Rio de Janeiro, the past and the present live in harmony. There are places in the city that always need to be visited, such as Valongo Wharf (Cais do Valongo), so you don't forget what happened to the country and humanity at different times in history,” she says.

For 39 years working at the institute, Kátia emphasizes the variety of architectural styles present in the city, the urbanism that perfectly interferes with a unique nature, celebrates the fact that Rio de Janeiro is the first World Capital of Architecture and lists likely future achievements such as the designation as a World Heritage Site that may be granted by UNESCO to the Burle Marx Site in 2020. Kátia's Rio de Janeiro still goes through the joy of its citizens, the atmosphere that congregates and influences. When she was 18 years old, still an Iphan intern, she visited the city for the first time, motivated by the desire to know historical and architectural icons. Since then, he has lost count of how many times he has been to Rio de Janeiro lands. During the Carnival, she usually rents an apartment in Leblon. “It's a beautiful city that smiles and hugs everyone. The whole world wants to know and experience Rio, it could not be known in any other way than Wonderful City”, she praises.

1 – Valongo Wharf (Cais do Valongo) - “It was the arrival port of one million slaves, a landmark of what was slavery in the world. This space, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, represents a difficult time in history that cannot be forgotten. ”

2 – Imperial Palace (Paço Imperial) - “This is a place where the whole history of Brazil is contained, essential to understand Brazilian politics since Dom João VI. A beautiful building that is fully restored and is the Iphan Cultural Center. ”

3 - Gustavo Capanema Palace - “World architectural landmark, this building counted on its construction with the performance of some of the most renowned architects such as Lucio Costa, Carlos Leon, Oscar Niemeyer, Affonso Eduardo Reidy, Ernani Vasconcellos and Jorge Machado Moreira and consultancy of French-Swiss Le Corbusier. As if that weren't enough, it also features Portinari tiles and Burle Marx gardens. It’s a masterpiece and one of Iphan’s national headquarters.”

4 - National Center for Folklore and Popular Culture (Centro Nacional do Folclore e Cultura Popular) - “Located next to the Catete Palace, the Center is dedicated to studying, researching, documenting, disseminating and fostering expressions of the knowledge and practices of the Brazilian people. Its collection brings together 17 thousand objects, 130 thousand bibliographic documents and 70 thousand audiovisual documents. The whole history of Brazilian folk culture is preserved there.”

5 - Burle Marx Site - “One of the most important collection of tropical and semitropical plants in the world is located on 400 thousand square meters. There are 3,500 species, some with unique samples, which began to be gathered when Burle Marx was only six years old. A must-see place that, by 2020, may become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.”

  • 1 – Valongo Wharf (Cais do Valongo) - "It was the arrival port of one million slaves, a landmark of what was slavery in the world. This space, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, represents a difficult time in history that cannot be forgotten. " - Photo: Alexandre Macieira | Riotur

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  • 2 – Imperial Palace (Paço Imperial) - "This is a place where the whole history of Brazil is contained, essential to understand Brazilian politics since Dom João VI. A beautiful building that is fully restored and is the Iphan Cultural Center. " - Photo: Alexandre Macieira | Riotur

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  • 3 - Gustavo Capanema Palace - "World architectural landmark, this building counted on its construction with the performance of some of the most renowned architects such as Lucio Costa, Carlos Leon, Oscar Niemeyer, Affonso Eduardo Reidy, Ernani Vasconcellos and Jorge Machado Moreira and consultancy of French-Swiss Le Corbusier. As if that weren't enough, it also features Portinari tiles and Burle Marx gardens. It's a masterpiece and one of Iphan's national headquarters." - Photo: Michel Filho | Rio City Hall

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  • 4 - National Center for Folklore and Popular Culture (Centro Nacional do Folclore e Cultura Popular) - "Located next to the Catete Palace, the Center is dedicated to studying, researching, documenting, disseminating and fostering expressions of the knowledge and practices of the Brazilian people. Its collection brings together 17 thousand objects, 130 thousand bibliographic documents and 70 thousand audiovisual documents. The whole history of Brazilian folk culture is preserved there." - Photo: Alexandre Macieira | Riotur

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  • 5 - Burle Marx Site - "One of the most important collection of tropical and semitropical plants in the world is located on 400 thousand square meters. There are 3,500 species, some with unique samples, which began to be gathered when Burle Marx was only six years old. A must-see place that, by 2020, may become a UNESCO World Heritage Site." - Photo: Alexandre Macieira | Riotur

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