Plenty of Rich Experiences

Trapped in a 300-year time warp, the entirety of this former gold rush town has been named a national historic monument.

Its delightful Portuguese colonial architecture remains undisturbed, and nothing spoils the mood, not even traffic, as no cars are allowed in the old town center.

In the 17th century it was one of the busiest and most important harbors on Brazil’s Atlantic coast, exporting gold from the interior.

Follow the gold trail into the hinterlands in a 4WD, or tour a sugar estate and Cachaça distillery, where they brew up the strong sugar cane liquor that is the key ingredient in the national cocktail, the Caipirinha.

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Saco do Mamanguá

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Saco do Mamanguá

Considered one of the most remarkable natural wonders in Rio state, the environmentally protected Saco do Mamanguá is the only tropical fjord on the coast of Brazil. It features mangrove forests, lush mountains, and over 30 beaches—perfect for hiking, kayaking, and enjoying fresh seafood.

City Center

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City Center

With its cobblestone streets, historic monuments and churches, colorful buildings, museums and galleries, locally made crafts, exploring Parati’s UNESCO-listed city center is a must. Refresh yourself along the way by sampling some of the many varieties of cachaça.

Churches

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Churches

Dating back to 1722, the Igreja de Santa Rita is Parati’s oldest church and houses the Museum of Sacred Art. There’s also the former slave church, Igreja do Rosário, built in 1725, and Igreja Nossa Senhora das Dores (Our Lady of Sorrows), which the aristocracy used during the 1800s.

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