Our Paraty City Tour is a fascinating 2 hours walking tour through beautiful and charming architecture. Every detail and symbol in the buildings carry meaningful and important historical passages of Brazil. The city of Paraty today is a National Historic monument and candidate for World Historic Heritage.
The Paraty City Tour is pleasant and guided by a local expert. An experienced guide will take you on a magnificent and amazing journey through time. Above all, you will learn a few things about Brazilian culture and history. This incredible tour is for all ages. We would recommend adding this tour during your visit.
Paraty City Tour Description:
The tour offers visits to 4 churches in the historical center. The first church is Santa Rita, one of the oldest churches in town. The second church is Our Lady of Rosary and Saint Benedict, which is the favorite church in town because of its delicate and beautiful decoration.
Furthermore, the locals always associate these two saints with the slaves in Brazilian culture. The third church is Lady of Sorrows, a typical colonial church that has a little chapel.
This chapel is not always open to the public. Finally, the last church is Our Lady of Remedies which is the main church in Paraty. This church had the first mass in the 19th century but it’s not completely finished.
The original design of the church should have had 2 towers but the building started to sink as the soil was a mangrove. For that reason, they put the bells inside the church.
Paraty’s architecture has a harmonious architectural influence from the 18th century with character and originality. Although Paraty is a small town, all houses in the city center are carefully-restored.
Even more, shutters and doors newly painted and cobbled stone streets are lined with museums, galleries, restaurants, coffee, and wine bars and handicraft shops.
When does it run? Daily
Duration: 2 hours
- Nossa Sra. Dos Remédios
- Santa Rita
- Nossa Sra. Do Rosário
- São Benedito
- Nossa Sra. Das Dores
- Culture House
- Art workshops
- Colonial townhouses
- Map of the Historic Center
- Local Tour Guide
- Appropriate walking shoes