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Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Historic City Center
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This centre was built by the black slaves and there is a lot of history behind it. At 10:30 each day there is a free guided tour in English that starts at the church where you can learn more. Also just walking around, taking a...More

Thank pjoman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the colourful doors of this area and the cobbled streets. Lots of shops and cafes and it has a good vibe

Thank toptiptraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is always nice to be in Paraty and have a walk around the historical center to explore souvenirs shops, restaurants and have a drink on a terrace bij the main square close to the church.

Thank Paranagua T
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I visited this lovely little town twice on cruises. The setting is absolutely spectacular, and the town has not been spoiled by tourism because the larger ships are too big to enter the inlet/bay on which Paraty sits. But the tides flood the town already...More

Thank califcasl
Reviewed 7 October 2018

What a lovely historical coastal little town; a myriad of cobbled streets (lose the heels and stick to flatties) with many quaint/quirky shops, bars and restaurants. We enjoyed a short boat trip which we booked through one of the local boat owners. This met our...More

1  Thank Joanna F
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Nice area to walk around, a lot of places to enjoy local food, drinks, good music and have a good time. Please bring comfortable shoes, due to the streets have stones instead of pavement.

Thank juliasN2969NX
Reviewed 24 September 2018

The historic Paraty is a colonial city. The Gold from Minas Gerais used to be shipped form here to Portugal. The city is full of charming restaurants, pousadas and old churches, but the sea is the reason to go there. Get a boat and explore...More

2  Thank Andreas w
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Paraty is a historic town on the Brazil coast. Great place to just walk around and soak up the ambiance and Brazilian culture. The historic district is filled with old houses most of which are now Pousadas or restaurants. Even though it is "touristy" it...More

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The historic centre is simply amazing. Especially good to walk around really in the day when we there are less tourists about and you can take some cool pictures.

Thank jonesyjones2018
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Fantastic colonial portuguese architecture and it's nice to walk around without loads of cars. Best to take photos early in the day when theres less people about.

Thank rooobarb
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kathi w
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Hi kathiwo! Yes, we had a car, no problem at all in Paraty. Three major parking options, all at 20 reais daily flat rate and guarded. The best is the one opposite the old town (Areal do Pontal), on the other side of the... More