Best places to visit in Itajai, Brazil

Best places to visit in Itajai, Brazil

Itajai is a large city in the state of Santa Catarina with an impressive bay and a fascinating colonial past. It is also known for its music festival and great culture. Relax on the city’s white-washed beaches and enjoy the many museums and, theaters, symbols of the past and a cuisine that knows how to enhance the taste of seafood. Start your vacation in one of the best parts of Brazil.

Parocia Sacramenta Sacra.

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Paroquia Sacramenta Sacra.

This church is one of the symbols of the city: opened on November 15, 1955, it was built in Romanesque and Neo-Gothic style thanks to the project of Italian artists Aldo Locatelli and Emilio Sessa. You will be amazed by the Roman arches, the six towers and the 55 windows from which the light filters in. Above the entrance is a large stained glass rose window. The interiors are exquisite and full of details to admire.

Morro da Cruz

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Morro da Cruz

It is a place not to be missed if you want to enjoy a special view: the Hill of the Cross (Morro da Cruz) offers an almost complete panorama of the whole island. Looking from the platform you can see two bays, the Ersiliu Luz, Colombo Salles and Pedro Ivo Campos bridges, the Trindade area, part of the east coast of Florianopolis and, of course, the Atlantic Ocean. One of the most popular moments to enjoy the view is at sunset or before sunrise: the play of lights will take your breath away. Nearby there are several kiosks and bars where you can take a break before you start walking again.

Itazhai Wharf

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Itazhai Quay

Itajai marina, one of the largest and most modern marinas in Brazil, offers comfort, security, gastronomy, relaxation and convenience in one place. The facility has a capacity of 355 ships, with the most modern transportation and equipment maintenance, marine fueling station, mini-market, gastronomic area and 24 – hour monitoring. The marina is also in a privileged position, in the central area of Itaja, close to the beautiful scenery that make up the tourist region of Costa Verde e Mar . In this complex you will also find a gastronomic area.

Historical Museum of Itajaí

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Itajai Historical Museum

The Historical Museum was opened in 1982 and offers a collection of more than 16,000 objects ranging from weapons, everyday objects, paintings, musical instruments and antique furniture, coins and even costumes. The goal is to tell the story of Itajaya and the region going back to the colonial period. Its opening is associated with the collector João Amaral Pereira. The exhibition hall is an exquisite building, fascinating in its decoration and interior, inspired by the Art Nouveau style and built since 1925. Admission to the museum is free. Temporary tours are organized periodically.

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Itajai Harbour

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Port Itajai

It is one of the main transportation hubs in Brazil and the largest in the entire state of Santa Catarina. This huge port is home to the only passenger terminal in the entire southern region. The arrival of the liners can be seen from the docks or from the banks of the river. Disembarking tourists are usually greeted with fireworks, musical performances, and folklore ensembles. Craft fairs are also held here.

Public Market

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Public Market

This is one of the places where you can go to understand the essence of the city. The construction of the market goes back to 1917, and its architecture has undergone several modifications, also due to a fire that partially destroyed it in 1936. The renovation, which resulted in the removal of the gables, has been supplemented with elements related to Art Deco. Inside you will find many stalls of local crafts and fresh produce. The market is a social place where young people meet for an alfresco drink or a street food snack. Cultural events and demonstrations are organized throughout the year.

Brava Beach

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Brava Beach

This is a beach that will give you a moment of relaxation and tranquility in the lap of nature: Brava beach is surrounded by a dense forest. The waters are often characterized by high waves and currents, making it an ideal place for surfers. You will find several good quality bars and restaurants where you can taste the area’s fish based specialties. The beach is very wide and allows you to always occupy your corner, even during the most crowded times. In the afternoon it becomes a meeting place for children, especially before sunset.

What to see in Brazil

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What to see in Brazil

A huge mural created by nature , traditions, tastes and a lot of culture: you can discover the contrasts and colors of Salvador de Bahia, crossing Brazil, crossing Avenida Contorno to the Plaza Campo Grande or the beautiful Praça da Sé. Thus, there will be no more secrets in Rio de Janeiro with a trip to Corcovado, which will lead us to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer . You will enjoy an enchanting view of the bay, the beach and the Sugar Loaf. Why not take a tour of São Paulo or go and find the best beaches, starting from Copacabana , passing through the beaches of Buzios or Maceió ? There are so many adventures waiting for you.

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Places in Brazil you will never forget

Places in Brazil you will never forget

The ecosystems of this South American giant are home to the world’s largest collection of plant and animal species. But even if nature isn’t at the top of your travel list, there’s plenty to discover in the country’s metropolitan areas. For vacations, Brazil offers an abundance of sand – 2,095 beaches, to be exact, along 7,242 kilometers of Atlantic coastline.

With such a large country and so many activities, planning an itinerary can be a daunting task. Here are the best places to visit in Brazil.

Colonial Cities and Oru Preto and Minas Gerais

Colonial cities and Oru Preto and Minas Gerais

Oru Pretu (meaning “black gold”) in Minas Gerais, a stunning example of colonial luxury, was the center of Brazil’s 18th-century gold rush. Nearly two dozen churches richly decorated with gold filigree can still be heard on the slopes of this rural town, whose population during its heyday was 110,000, most of whom were slaves.

One of the most famous residents of Ouro Preto was the sculptor Aleijadinho, who studied the European Baroque tradition and developed his own style. His sculptures and reliefs, some of which he made after he lost his fingers to illness, adorn churches in the region, including Tiradentis, Congonhas and San Juan del Rey. The historic Royal Road connects most of these towns and is a fascinating tourist attraction.

For art lovers, the nearby Innotim, the world’s largest open-air contemporary art museum, is a must-see.

Paraty and Saco de Mamangua

Paraty and Saco de Mamangua

Paraty was where the precious metals mined in Minas Gerais were transported in the early days of the Brazilian gold rush. The city lost some of its export trade in the early 18th century, giving way to Rio de Janeiro, but its colonial charm remains impeccable and even more impressive as it sits between the wild, jungle-covered mountains and the warm, clear waters of the ocean.

Paraty, which has been a godforsaken place for centuries, has attracted writers and artists from around the world in recent decades. The city hosts a number of prestigious events, including the FLIP literary festival, a jazz festival, and Pingafest (an excuse to drink lots of pinga, the slang name for cachaça, the Brazilian alcoholic beverage made from cane sugar produced in the area).

Be sure to explore Paraty’s 65 islands and 300 beaches by sea. You can rent motorboats and schooners, but if you want to see nature up close, take a kayak and travel along the Saco de Mamangua River-the “tropical fjord”-to the remote beaches, mangroves, waterfalls, and fishing villages of Caixara.

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Amazon Tropical Forests

The Amazon rainforest

The mysterious magic of the Amazon has fascinated explorers for centuries. It is one of the wildest places on earth: it covers about 42% of Brazil and most of eight neighboring countries. Each region offers something different in terms of ecology, tourism, and local culture; it’s worth doing a little research before you go, since it’s not a cheap or easily accessible destination.

You can spend hours contemplating the endless greenery as you fly over Manaus, the region’s largest city and a good base for many accommodations and experiences in the Amazon rainforest. You can canoe in the flooded forests of Anavilanas National Park, go to the newly created Sixuau Reserve or watch river dolphins in the Mamiraua Reserve. A few hundred kilometers to the east, in Santarém, is another interesting place where you can admire the majestic trees deep in the Tapajos forest or laze on the beach on the banks of the Arapiunes, a tributary of the Tapajos River, near Alter do Chão.

Jalapan

Jalapan

In a country rich in rainforests, pristine beaches and other natural wonders, no one would be surprised by the tropical savannahs of the Cerrado.

Although the Cerrado has suffered from Brazil’s agricultural boom in recent decades, there are still protected areas, such as the relatively understudied Jalapan State Park, which covers 34,000 km² of scrubland, meadows, forests, caves and unusual rock formations. The best time to visit is in the dry season (May to September) when, despite the arid landscape, water is the main attraction. Splash in the crystal-clear pools of the waterfalls or go down the rapids by kayak; take a dip in the so-called ferveduros (hot pots), natural springs where the bubbling water attracts bathers.

Sand dunes and chapadas (mountain formations) are also great places to hike.

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park (400 km to the south) and Emas National Park (to the west) are two much larger protected areas that are home to dozens of endangered animal and plant species. Lucky hikers can encounter giant anteaters, giant armadillos, maned wolves, and the nandu, the largest bird in South America.

Brasilia

Brasilia

Brasilia, a city of the future, always building on the past, presents a fabulous paradox. The federal capital officially became so in 1960, the ultimate symbol of modernity for a country in the process of urbanization, and a long-awaited starting point for the economic development of Brazil’s interior.

Built amid the hot, arid landscapes of the midwest, Brasilia is an open-air monument to those who designed and built it, such as urban planner Lucio Costa and architect Oscar Niemeyer. Thousands of tons of concrete and steel have been poured into a series of modernist architectural gems that are worth exploring in a day or two, though not on foot, as the sprawling city was designed for cars, not pedestrians. Niemeyer’s beloved arches can be seen everywhere, especially in the cathedral, whose white columns rise in a hyperboloid stained-glass structure.

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Pantanal

Pantanal

The Pantanal, the largest wetland in the world, offers some of the best wildlife in Brazil. The Pantanal is home to South America’s largest mammal (tapir) and largest bird (nandu), more than 230 species of fish and 650 species of birds, as well as predators such as jaguar, caiman and anaconda.

The Pantanal, which covers more than half of France, can be explored in many ways. The easiest way to reach it is by road through the Estrada Transpantaneira, although more remote areas and luxury resorts can be reached by light aircraft and speedboats. Wildlife is easiest to see during the dry season from May to September, but when water levels rise from October, rivers overflow and flood the surrounding plains, leading to abundant flora and wandering flocks of birds.

River cruises also begin during the rainy season: the sunny deck of a 15-cabin cruise to the Serra do Amolar mountains near the Bolivian border is the perfect vantage point for exploring the region’s splendor.

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is the most visited city in Brazil – not for nothing is it called the cidade maravilhosa (“magnificent city”). For cariocas it is the most beautiful place in the world. Visitors can hardly disagree.

Huge skyscrapers, like sugar cubes, rise among the rainforested hills. Tourists flock to the famous beaches to sunbathe, but locals prefer outdoor activities: surfing, jogging, cycling or beach volleyball. People-watching in itself is a type of beach vacation.

After sunset, Rio’s special blend of tropical rhythms beckons people to the streets to meet friends in bars (botecos) or take part in impromptu street parties. You can also experience a rich culture and history because the city was the capital of the Portuguese Kingdom in the 19th century and the capital of Brazil until 1960.

Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago 321 kilometers off the northeast coast, tops the list of honeymooners’ wishes. Only the largest of the 21 islands in the Noronha archipelago are accessible to tourists. Fabulous beaches such as Baia do Sancho, Baia dos Porcos and Praia do Leão claim the top spot in the ranking of the best beaches in the country.

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The silky sand and clear blue water would beckon vacationers here if they were on the mainland; fortunately, the remote location and limited number of visitors keep crowds to a minimum.

Noronha, just off the coast, is an underwater paradise with 230 species of fish, 15 species of coral, five (harmless) species of sharks, and the largest concentration of tropical seabirds in the Atlantic. At the marine park, you can dive for coral and shipwrecks or watch hundreds of dolphins perform water acrobatics at dawn before diving into shallow tide pools. Noronha offers Brazilian natural beauty in its entirety, and it’s a place that justifies long drives.

Ribeira River Valley and Atlantic Forest

Ribeira River Valley and Atlantic Forest

The Atlantic Forest is Brazil’s “other” rainforest. Unfortunately, it is one of the world’s most endangered biotopes: only 12.5% of its area is still scattered along Brazil’s southeastern coast. There are more plant and animal species per hectare in this living rainforest than in the Amazon, and half of the species are found nowhere else in the world.

In short, it is a hidden gem within easy reach of Brazil’s major cities.

The Ribeira River Valley, at 28489 km², which forms the border between the states of São Paulo and Paraná, is the largest continuous Atlantic forest plain. Here tourists can explore some of Brazil’s largest caves (in Petar), stay in traditional quilombos (communities founded by enslaved Africans), hike through the forest, and raft on rivers. Private nature reserves, such as the 310 km² Legado das Aguas, offer a wide range of ecotourism activities. In recent years, an ambitious plan to connect protected areas of the Atlantic Forest (including the Ribeira Valley) through a long route, the Caminho da Mata Atlântica, has gained momentum.

São Paulo

São Paulo

Last but not least, the most populous city in South America. São Paulo may not have beaches, endless forests or even clear rivers, but it has a unique kinetic charm.

The poet Mariu de Andrade called it a “hallucinatory city,” which seems an apt description for a metropolis of 20 million people. It is a young and restless city, a colossus of parties with avant-garde theaters, world-class chefs and an impressive art scene, among many other attractions. Steeped in immigrant influences and centuries of ups and downs, São Paulo attracts people from all over the world who are beckoned by the city’s energy.

The delicacies are not served on a plate; visitors must seek them out for themselves. But once they try them, they are enthralled.

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