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  • 1 Costa Verde Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    The Costa Verde is worthy of its name. A natural wonder located between Rio and São Paulo, the mountainsides plunge down into the blue-green waters of the ocean. Bays and islands starting close to the mainland follow one after the other, with the lan..

  • 2 Paraty's Historic Centre Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    In Paraty's Centro histórico the electric cables barely detract from the combined charm of the tiled-roof houses and white-washed churches. In places the high tide floods the cobblestones, which residents claim gives them a good clean. After night fa..

  • 3 Paraty Bay Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Paraty Bay is dotted with around 60 islands that are covered in lush vegetation. The bay's coastline is often rugged and inaccessible but there are some heavenly beaches with crystalline waters (Saco do Mamanguá, Praia da Lula, Praia da Conceição, Pr..

  • 4 Trindade Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Trindade is a little piece of heaven on earth, although it gets very busy at the weekend. The white-sand beach winds itself along the foot of the verdant hills. The site also has a bar and a few pousadas.

  • 5 Igreja de N. S. do Rosário e São Benedito Interesting

    Religious buildings

    R. do Comércio

    In the Rua do Comércio there stands the Igreja de N. S. do Rosário e São Benedito, which was built by slaves (1725). Its whitewashed façade is unadorned and the interior is also strikingly simple. The only splash of colour is to be found in the gilde..

  • 6 Igreja de Santa Rita Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Largo de Santa-Rita

    Built by emancipated slaves in 1722, the robust bell tower of the Igreja de Santa Rita, the oldest church in the city, is a stone's throw from the port. When you enter the rather bare Baroque interior, you are greeted by religious music playing in th..

  • 7 Notre-Dame-des-Douleurs Interesting

    Religious buildings

    The graceful Igreja N. S. das Dores (Our Lady of Sorrows, 1800) looks out over the sea. It was reserved exclusively for the aristocracy of the plantations.

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