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Paraty: Historic City, National Monument
The city was founded in 1667, around the Church of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, Patroness of the city. It had a great economic importance due to the sugar cane mills (more than 250), and was considered a synonym of good "cachaça".

In the 18th Century, it distinguished itself as an important port through which gold and precious stones were shipped to Portugal. But, the frequent pirate attacks from beaches, such as Trindade, changed the gold route, thus isolating the city in economic terms. After the opening of the Paraty-Cunha Road, and especially after the construction of the Rio-Santos Highway in the 1970s, Paraty became a domestic and international touristic complex, due to its good preservation status and natural beauty.

Paraty, an example of preservation and architectural richness - Paraty "is translated on which is called style - our style... and the urban language is naturally articulated with the landscape, between the mountain valley and the broad and alternated rhythm of the tide. Because Paraty is the city where the paths from the sea and from the land meet, or better, suit each other. The waters are not barred, but advance into the city taken by the moon, and the reticular shape of the streets, delimited by the churches... converges to the sea." (Lúcio Costa).

The Paraty Bay - The Paraty Bay is one of the most beautiful places of the Brazilian seashore. It belongs to the Ilha Grande bay and, for this reason, has calm and clear waters. These characteristics make it ideal for unforgettable tours and for the practice of nautical sports, like diving and sailing.

Diving - Paraty can be considered the Brazilian diving capital. With its calm and clear waters, it is an eternal invitation to meet its marine beauties. Since it is a "bay within the Ilha Grande bay,"" it is scarcely necessary to cancel a trip to the sea due to bad weather. Several diving operators work in the region, and Paraty is the favorite spot for the beginners to be baptized. Here, it is easy to rent clothes, equipment, get a boat or even get a complete diving course. Ilha dos Ganchos, Comprida, Sernambi, Algodão, Catimbau, Deserta, Ratos and Meros.

Marinas - Paraty is a privileged harbor for the nautical tourist. It has a broad structure of marinas and all nautical services necessary for the comfort and security of your boat. Its islands and beaches are an invitation to sailing.

Carnival atmosphere: festival at Paraty

As book lovers from around the world descend on Paraty for a star-studded festival, Rory Ross finds out what gives this sleepy, whitewashed Brazilian town its novel appeal
(Rory Ross, The Independent)

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Remarkable Features

Paraty: nature, history and culture living together in harmony. Visiting the Historic Center, which was been put under trust of the National Historic Patrimony since 1999, is a real travel through time....

Paraty: Historic City, National Monument

The city was founded in 1667, around the Church of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, Patroness of the city. It had a great economic importance due to the sugar cane mills (more than 250), and was considered...

Gastronomy: Camarão Casadinho

A typical dish of the caiçara cuisine, it received this name thanks to its appearance: two large shrimps, like a sandwich, filled with a spicy ground and fried shrimp farofa (toasted manioc flour), tied...