A Window to the Past: Pirenópolis, Brazil, Joins the whl.travel Network

The colonial mining centre of Pirenópolis is found in the shadow of the Pireneus Mountains at the centre of the Brazilian state of Goiás.
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Oct. 16, 2012 - PRLog -- The colonial mining centre of Pirenópolis (http://www.pirenopolis.com/) is found in the shadow of the Pireneus Mountains at the centre of the Brazilian state of Goiás. A well-preserved 18th-century architectural gem, the historical town offers travellers unique insight into Brazil’s days of yore, with quartzite-stone cobbled streets, picturesque churches, old colonial mansions and museums to provide all the essential back story.

Whether in festival high season or slower times of year, Pirenópolis has plenty with which to keep travellers busy (http://www.pirenopolis.com/pirenopolis-guide), not the least of which are its tranquil surroundings, which include well-known and stunning waterfalls and the Almas River that cuts through the region’s dramatic mountain scenery. Along the banks of the river as well as throughout the Cerrado – a tropical savannah that is one of the oldest biomes on the planet – nature enthusiasts will find a marvel of biodiversity.

Back in Pirenópolis, which is registered on Brazil’s National Heritage list, a host of nooks and crannies beg for exploration. Much more plain for all to see are the town’s lively events, like the Cavalhadas, a ritual and celebratory reenactment of a battle between the Moors and the Christians under Charlemagne.

There are also plenty of Pirenópolis hotels, from charming traditional posadas to more sophisticated lodgings. Like the Pousada Arvoredo, which utilises solar energy and has a system for recycling and waste management in place, many of these establishments are taking measures to improve the sustainability of this emerging city. Guests are more than welcome to take part in any of these processes.

As the newest addition to the whl.travel network in Brazil, www.pirenopolis.com brings the Pirenópolis Reservation Center to the world. Camilla Lelis, General Manager, describes the team’s sentiments about joining the network as follows: “We are happy to work with whl.travel, for the constant assistance provided by the staff and the possibility of reaching international audiences. We were in need of an international initiative related to online reservations, and now we are managing to successfully share the site with more travelers. We appreciate the partnership!”

The Pirenópolis Web portal (http://www.pirenopolis.com/) brings to travellers the great Brazilian state of Goiás.

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