Travel back in time through the historical and cultural wonders that Paraty has!
Feel the atmosphere of the colonial period as you walk through the charming streets of the Historical Center, discovering its beautiful architecture, where every detail and symbol in the buildings carries a meaning and reports of important historical passages in Brazil. Irregular sidewalks, thick decorated walls, colonial houses with iron balconies and the symbols of Masonic culture represent its essence.
We start the experience by walking through the Historical Center to learn a little about the history, churches and mansions of the city. In Praça da Santa Rita, there will be a Capoeira presentation. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian expression developed since colonial times as a form of cultural resistance through dance, music, rhythm, history and tradition.
We continue the historic walk along the sidewalks of the center, following this journey through time. Ciranda’s musical performance will take place at Praça da Matriz in the city. Ciranda of Paraty is a typical musical style from the coast of Rio de Janeiro, more specifically from the city of Paraty. The local Ciranda that enchants residents and visitors reflects the Caiçara cultural origin with expressive features of Brazilian colonization.
At the end of the presentation, we visit the Sobrado of the Brazillian Royal Familiy in Paraty. Dom João de Orleans e Bragança opens the doors of his charming château in Paraty and presents his home and its history. The prince’s house is the only one in the region that faces the sea, as it is from the imperial period, from approximately 1830, when the cycle of the gold trade had already ended.
After the visit of the mansion, we will organize a tasting of cachaças from Paraty, produced by hand in the city, conducted by a sommelier specialized in the drink, in one of the halls of the Brazilian Royal Family House. During the tasting, there will be a catering prepared by the renowned Chef Ana Bueno. The Chef focuses on creative and contemporary cuisine, but always anchored in the strong roots of the local caiçara tradition. After visiting the Royal Family House, we finish the historic walk and return to the Paraty Pier.