Porto Seguro

What is Porto Seguro known for?


traditional local

in Bahia. “Electric Trios” (trucks carrying sound systems and live bands), dancing “blocos” and “cordões” (street dancing groups) drag thousands of tourists along the "Passarela do Álcool" Passageway (the traditional local avenue) and to beach bars. Attractions '''Night Leisure''' The Passarela do Álcool Passageway is a famous spot in the city. Here, visitors find the famous "Capeta” drink, can have dinner with live music and buy gifts made in the region; or visitors may go to Capitania dos Peixes, on Pacu Island, with ecological landscapes and an assorted variety of music genres and ambiences, near giant aquariums. '''Historical Downtown Area''' The historical site in the Cidade Alta area is a National Heritage Monument put under government trust by a Federal Decree since 1973. It was one of the first towns in Brazil and played an important role during the first years of European colonization. It includes three churches and around 40 buildings (among private residential houses and public institutions), restored by the State Government for the 500th anniversary celebration of Brazilian discovery. At night the whole area is bathed by a special lighting system, offering an impressive view. '''Monte Pascoal National Park''' Created in 1961 to preserve the place where Brazil was discovered by Portuguese warriors. It includes swamp areas, salt marshes, river marshes and a coastline around the rocky, high and round hill, considered the first point of land to be seen by the Portuguese traveler Pedro Álvares Cabral’s crew. It extends over an area of 144.8 km², including the Pataxó tribe’s indigenous protection land. Besides its historical importance, it also offers protection to one of the last stretches of Atlantic forest in the Northeastern area of Brazil. The area is aimed at preserving valuable woods such as Brazil wood, and still hosts many species of animals threatened by extinction, such as “collar sloth”, “black burs”, among others. '''Recife de Fora Sea Park''' It was the first city owned park in Brazil. During low tide, visitor can view a wide range of coral reefs, fish and many sea species. Tours are available on schooners. '''Glória Hillock''' Here, visitors find the ruins of what many consider to be the São Francisco Church, the where Ynaiá was buried, an Indian woman who died for the love of a crewmember of Portuguese navigator Gonçalo Coelho‘s fleet. People say the São Francisco Church was the first one built in Brazil, in baroque style, probably in 1504, whose ruins date to 1730. '''The Nossa Senhora da Penha Matrix Church''' Located on Pero de Campos Tourinho Square, in Cidade Alta, it was built at the 18th century’s end. It comprises an aisle, a main chapel, a sacristy and a bell tower. '''Jaqueira Indigenous Protection Reservation''' A huge jackfruit tree trunk, tumbled down by nature itself, represents the return to one’s origins and acts as a historical and cultural reference to honor the ancestral fathers and mothers of Pataxó families who recently moved into this 8.27 km² Indian protection area. Their huts, spread around original Atlantic Forest woods, keeps original old formats, giving visitors the impression of being back 500 years in time to pre-Columbian Brazil. '''Aquarium Island''' Aquarium Island or Ilha dos Aquarios is a thematic leisure center combining nightlife infrastructure and environmental and sea biodiversity protection, with giant aquariums. It is located on Pacuio Island, on Buranhém River and access is available exclusively by boat. You can access the island from the little ferry just next to the fishermans dock. '''The Discovery Outdoors Museum''' An outdoors, natural museum, whose “art galleries” are its beaches, valleys and natural trails and whose “collection” is a set of geographical formations and traditional villages, disposed as art works in permanent exhibition, engraved in very ancient media, which are spread along the 130 km length of Bahia’s historical southern coastline. '''Terravista Golf Course''' The golf course, designed by architect Dan Blankenship, offers 18 holes and demanded US$ 4 million in investment to be built. WikiPedia:Porto Seguro


amazing

; the typical rent-a-car for the region. '''Porto Seguro''' is in the southern part of the Brazilian (Brazil) state of Bahia. The region possesses amazing beaches and preserved areas of Mata Atlântica, an original tropical jungle found by the Portuguese discoverers in the year 1500. Get in By air *'''Porto Seguro Airport''' ( ). By boat By car * '''BR-367''' is the main road into town, connecting from Eunápolis, about 60 km to the west, where it crosses

with bar and sauna. Nice clean rooms with refrigerator and balcony with hammock. Breakfast is included and is amazing. *


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some of the first houses and churches the Portuguese built in Brazil. There are local "guides" that stand at the top of the stairs and give decent tours of the historic city but it's tough to find one who speaks English. Do * '''Recife de Fora''' - This is a very popular tour. During low tide, the tour guides will take you out to the reef so you can see the sea life in the reef. Be aware that in the tour they have you stand on the reef which kills the reef. This tour


international football

several of the International football teams who had a training camp in Porto Seguro for the World Cup 2014. Subdivisions Porto Seguro is divided into five districts *Porto Seguro (sede); *Arraial d'Ajuda (Arraial da Ajuda); *Caraíva *Trancoso (Trancoso (Bahia)) *Vale Verde (Vale Verde (Bahia)) Economy The city is now considered one of the most important sights of Brazil, receiving tourists from the center-south of the country and countries like Argentina, Portugal, the United


art works

on Pacuio Island, on Buranhém River and access is available exclusively by boat. You can access the island from the little ferry just next to the fishermans dock. '''The Discovery Outdoors Museum''' An outdoors, natural museum, whose “art galleries” are its beaches, valleys and natural trails and whose “collection” is a set of geographical formations and traditional villages, disposed as art works in permanent exhibition, engraved in very ancient media, which are spread along the 130&


good quality

States, Israel and France . The place also has one or two dozen luxury hotels and hundreds of smaller hotels, but good quality and with an international airport capable of landing aircraft of similar size to the Boeing 767 and Airbus A310 . Apart from tourism, other important activities are agriculture (especially the cashew apple, the coconut ), the reforestation with eucalyptus trees, the cattle, the trade and services. Carnival The city offers one of the most famous Carnival parties in Bahia. “Electric Trios” (trucks carrying sound systems and live bands), dancing “blocos” and “cordões” (street dancing groups) drag thousands of tourists along the "Passarela do Álcool" Passageway (the traditional local avenue) and to beach bars. Attractions '''Night Leisure''' The Passarela do Álcool Passageway is a famous spot in the city. Here, visitors find the famous "Capeta” drink, can have dinner with live music and buy gifts made in the region; or visitors may go to Capitania dos Peixes, on Pacu Island, with ecological landscapes and an assorted variety of music genres and ambiences, near giant aquariums. '''Historical Downtown Area''' The historical site in the Cidade Alta area is a National Heritage Monument put under government trust by a Federal Decree since 1973. It was one of the first towns in Brazil and played an important role during the first years of European colonization. It includes three churches and around 40 buildings (among private residential houses and public institutions), restored by the State Government for the 500th anniversary celebration of Brazilian discovery. At night the whole area is bathed by a special lighting system, offering an impressive view. '''Monte Pascoal National Park''' Created in 1961 to preserve the place where Brazil was discovered by Portuguese warriors. It includes swamp areas, salt marshes, river marshes and a coastline around the rocky, high and round hill, considered the first point of land to be seen by the Portuguese traveler Pedro Álvares Cabral’s crew. It extends over an area of 144.8 km², including the Pataxó tribe’s indigenous protection land. Besides its historical importance, it also offers protection to one of the last stretches of Atlantic forest in the Northeastern area of Brazil. The area is aimed at preserving valuable woods such as Brazil wood, and still hosts many species of animals threatened by extinction, such as “collar sloth”, “black burs”, among others. '''Recife de Fora Sea Park''' It was the first city owned park in Brazil. During low tide, visitor can view a wide range of coral reefs, fish and many sea species. Tours are available on schooners. '''Glória Hillock''' Here, visitors find the ruins of what many consider to be the São Francisco Church, the where Ynaiá was buried, an Indian woman who died for the love of a crewmember of Portuguese navigator Gonçalo Coelho‘s fleet. People say the São Francisco Church was the first one built in Brazil, in baroque style, probably in 1504, whose ruins date to 1730. '''The Nossa Senhora da Penha Matrix Church''' Located on Pero de Campos Tourinho Square, in Cidade Alta, it was built at the 18th century’s end. It comprises an aisle, a main chapel, a sacristy and a bell tower. '''Jaqueira Indigenous Protection Reservation''' A huge jackfruit tree trunk, tumbled down by nature itself, represents the return to one’s origins and acts as a historical and cultural reference to honor the ancestral fathers and mothers of Pataxó families who recently moved into this 8.27 km² Indian protection area. Their huts, spread around original Atlantic Forest woods, keeps original old formats, giving visitors the impression of being back 500 years in time to pre-Columbian Brazil. '''Aquarium Island''' Aquarium Island or Ilha dos Aquarios is a thematic leisure center combining nightlife infrastructure and environmental and sea biodiversity protection, with giant aquariums. It is located on Pacuio Island, on Buranhém River and access is available exclusively by boat. You can access the island from the little ferry just next to the fishermans dock. '''The Discovery Outdoors Museum''' An outdoors, natural museum, whose “art galleries” are its beaches, valleys and natural trails and whose “collection” is a set of geographical formations and traditional villages, disposed as art works in permanent exhibition, engraved in very ancient media, which are spread along the 130 km length of Bahia’s historical southern coastline. '''Terravista Golf Course''' The golf course, designed by architect Dan Blankenship, offers 18 holes and demanded US$ 4 million in investment to be built. WikiPedia:Porto Seguro


cultural depictions

the city streets, dancing and singing. Also in northeast, Olinda carnival features unique characteristics, part influenced by Venice Carnival mixed with cultural depictions of local folklore. The Northeast was the first area of discovery in Brazil, when roughly 1,500 Portuguese arrived on April 22, 1500, under the command of Pedro Álvares Cabral at Porto Seguro, in the state of Bahia. left thumb A view of Olinda (File:Vista do Sítio Histórico de Olinda.jpg) Besides


participation

by a fleet commanded by Pedro Álvares Cabral on behalf of the Portuguese (Portugal) crown, which arrived in present-day Porto Seguro, Bahia, but except for Salvador (Salvador, Brazil) (the first Brazilian capital city) the rest of the new territory still remained largely unexplored half a century later. Rhythm, participation, and costumes vary from one region of Brazil to another. In the southeastern cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, huge organized parades are led

by samba schools. Those official parades are meant to be watched by the public, while minor parades ("blocos") allowing public participation can be found in other cities. The northeastern cities of Salvador (Salvador, Bahia), Porto Seguro and Recife have organized groups parading through streets, and public interacts directly with them. This carnival is also influenced by African-Brazilian culture. It's a six-day party where crowds follow the trios elétricos through


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. It was headed by Pedro Álvares Cabral with a crew of expert sailors including Bartolomeu Dias, Nicolau Coelho and scrivener Pêro Vaz de Caminha. To avoid the calms off the coast of Gulf of Guinea, they sailed in a southwesterly direction, in a large "volta do mar". On 21 April a mountain was visible, then named ''Monte Pascoal''; on 22 April they landed on the coast of Brazil, and on 25 April the entire fleet sailed into the harbor called '' Porto Seguro


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WikiPedia:Porto Seguro

Porto Seguro

'''Porto Seguro''' ( ) is a city located in Bahia state, Brazil; the region surrounding Porto Seguro was the first to be discovered by Portuguese navigators in the current Brazilian territory.

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