Paraty

Paraty

If one wants to escape for a few days to another world, try the small, quiet, enchanting world of Paraty. Paraty is a colonial town, 250 km south of Rio and about 3-½ hr. out of Rio downtown - Santos road, which has been splendidly preserved in its original state by the National Trust. Heavy iron chains block off all motor traffic from the narrow cobble-stoned streets of the old town (hotels provide parking facilities outside), where visitors may enjoy 18th Century charm combined with 20th Century comfort in charming hotels. The town covers an area of roughly six-by-six blocks, perched on the edge of the bay - a crisscross of tiny streets lined with whitewashed colonial houses, doors and window frames painted bright blue, yellow or rust, flowers and vines spilling over the high garden walls. There is an old fort, several churches, a crafts museum and a beach. Down by the water's edge the pier is lined with dozens of boats available for anything from an hour's ride to an all-day cruise around the island-dotted bay, with a stop for picnicking and swimming off a deserted beach. At the height of its glory, Parati was a fort and a busy tobacco port. Cut off from the mainland by impassable highlands and forest, it communicated directly with Europe and imported its colonial style straight from Portugal. Roads and railroads gradually reduced its importance. But no road was ever build into Paraty, so, like those villages in legends and fairy tales which sleep for 200 years, Paraty slumbered on, forgotten and frozen in time.


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WHERE TO STAY

Arte Urquijo

Located at the historical centre very charming posada with art gallery their philosophy is oriental...

Ouro Pousada

Pousada do Ouro a place the colonial past and modern conveniences and comfort. Works of art decorate...

Sandi Pousada

Located in the Historical Centre of beautiful Paraty "Pousada do Sandi" is housed in an ol...

Literária Pousada

Situated in the historic center of Paraty, surrounded by rich cultural and natural exuberance, Pousa...

Principe Pousada

The Pousada has 34 comfortable apartments all with internal view of its gardens and swimming pool. T...

TOURS AND ATTRACTIONS

Paraty Walking Tour - 1:30hrs

Unlike other colonial cities, the architecture of Paraty distinguishes itself as being original and...

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