Beautiful colonial city, considered a National Historical Heritage, preserves until nowadays its countless natural and architectural charms.
Very old by Brazilian standards, the city was populated between 1533 and 1560, and in 1667 had it's political emancipation enacted by the King of Portugal, becoming a village independent from Angra dos Reis.
The city has hosted the most important gold exporting port of Brazil, during the colonial period.
To walk through the historic center of Paraty is to enter another time, where walking is slow due to the "pés-de-moleque" stones of its streets.
The construction of their mansions and churches reflect the style from that historical period and the mysterious Masonic symbols that adorn its walls lead us to imagine how life would be in Brazil at that time. A ban on car traffic in the old downtown contributes to this trip through the "Time tunnel".
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