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Historic cities of Sao Cristovao and Laranjeiras

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Address: Aracaju, State of Sergipe, Brazil
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Laranjeiras in half a day.

Minibuses leave from Rodoviario Velha in Aracaju about every 45 minutes. The trip to Laranjeiras takes less than an hour. The town is not very exciting except for the two... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 November 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Minibuses leave from Rodoviario Velha in Aracaju about every 45 minutes. The trip to Laranjeiras takes less than an hour. The town is not very exciting except for the two interesting museums, a grande old "trapiche" that once was the warehouse for goods moving downriver, some colonial buildings badly in need of repair, a church or two, some horses pulling... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The historic city is composed of an old square with a church, a former convent, and colonial houses from the time of the Portuguese occupation. Two other churches and old mansions suffice to make a trip to Sao Cristovao worth it, if you're in Aracaju, the present capital.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

day trips from Aracaju Sao Cristovao is UNESCO declared Cultural Patrimony and open museum historic town and architecture Larageiras visit on a Saturday to experience the open market

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Fortaleza, CE
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

This are two small cities that are part of the Brazilian ancient history. Both have small historical city centers that can be visited in a few hours. You will see most thing from the outside and few places have internal visits. But it is nice to see the Brazil of colonial days.

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Dunkirk, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2012

Both cities are only half an hour away from Aracaju (Rodoviária Velha, only 2,10 and 2,25Rs) Laranjeiras has a more rural aspect, less touristy. A few hours are enough to stroll around. There's 1 pousada in the center. If interested in climbing a church tower, go for the Morro do Bonfim Hill, climb up the street leading to it and... More 

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Campinas, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

The cities are not very well taken care of. They are cute, however.

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