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“A Colonial Escape!”

Paraty Historical City National Monument
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Paraty City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #5 of 149 things to do in Paraty
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New York City, New York
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“A Colonial Escape!”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

When you arrive in Paraty, you have no idea what is hidden past the chain barriers that preserves the Colonial town and architecture of Paraty. There is amazing dining, worth while shopping and more than a few dozen places to buy local crafts and art. Here, the people are inviting, respondent and eager to help you. Locals will surprise you with information about what is happening in the town like little beach parties. Between the mountains, the small town and the water you will be sure to find yourself lost in a part of preserved Brazilian history.


Visited March 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Definitely worth the trip!”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

The small, inviting, beautiful town of Paraty, RJ Brazil has many things to offer. From the warm welcoming locals, the significant number of Cachaca shops that offer hundreds of verities to choose from, all types of shopping from souvenirs to high-end jewelry and fashion apparel. There are many Brazilian restaurants, and bars with lots of Brazilian cuisine and drinks to offer, along with live music performances to enjoy. Many of the buildings there are originals and are very well preserved along with the cobblestone roads. There is definitely a lot to learn from visiting Paraty, you won’t be disappointed.

Visited March 2012
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New York City
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“Simply breathtaking”
Reviewed 14 April 2012

This small, colonial town offers great shopping and exquisite dining. The locals are extremely inviting and they welcome everyone with open arms. From the architecture to the mountains and the water, you are sure to have the most relaxing and fun vacation in Paraty. The cobblestone streets and old buildings are preserved very well. Paraty 33 is a wonderful place you must visit. Great food, music and atmosphere.

Visited March 2012
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

Great arquiteture, beautiful houses, restaurants with great food and night life. Only walk with sneakers to walk over the streets. It's impossible weelchair in this part of the town.

Visited March 2012
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“I absolutely love it”
Reviewed 7 February 2012

This year we’ve been in Paraty for the second time as 2 years ago we spent only 2 days there and I fell in love with this small, colonial town with white houses and cobbled streets.

You can walk here for hours, stopping by for caipirinha or juice. There are also art galleries and souvenir shops, cachaçarias and hostels. Historic centre is traffic free, so if you booked your hotel here, be aware that you will not be able to get by car at the door.

At night, there are concerts and shows at the stage next to Matriz church. During our stay, there were concerts every day and also samba rehearsal before the carnival.
Town gets crowded in the evening as all tourists go back from their day trips and go out of their pousadas. It may be difficult to find a free table. Prices are generally higher than in Rio, but you can still find great caipirinha for R$ 7 and have dinner for 2 for less than R$ 50 (without drinks).

Visited January 2012
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