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Paraty Historic Centre

Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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“high tide” (15 reviews)
Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Historic City Center
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place if you like fascinating history, architecture, and shopping. This is all mixed in with plenty of local colour, boats, music and great little restaurants. There is even a cinema and an upmarket bookshop. All pedestrianised - the cobbles would kill...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful houses and architecture, city full of Brazilian history. Unmissable. Great to walk at day and night.

Thank luruzza
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we saw the pictures, we just HAD to put this town on our itinerary. The reality of the town is the historic center is a bit of a tourist trap with touristy stores and bars and restaurants. The cobblestone roads have huge uneven stones...More

Thank Francie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paraty is a little off the beaten path, but it's so worth discovering. Not a whole lot to do, other than amble and admire the absolute charm and delight of the colourful old town. Really somewhere very special.

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Colonial history of Brazil at its best. Well conserved historical city centre - quite a feat in Brazil! Interesting during high tide, when the water floods the streets. Strolling around is quite pleasant (no cars), passing by historical buildings, shops, restaurants, cafés, galleries... Animated during...More

Thank seteaum
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Visiting Paraty is always a unique experience! The city keeps its historical feeling and buildings and always very safe to visit, no matter what time and season! Lots to do and see and also amazing restaurants to try and get a great experience!

Thank Lubonini
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This town blew me away as there are so many postcard streets and the old town is actually larger than I imagined. A walking tour is useful for history but you won't get lost looking around. It's very safe. Evenings are nice when all the...More

Thank mikeazzo
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The city is an amazing example of colonial architecture. It felt like we had gone through a time machine. But you need to make sure that you wear good, solid shoes because the streets are very difficult to walk on.

Thank king-gwangi
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Very old town and nice Brazilian imperial atmosphere enjoy eat and walk in this place. If you come in July bring a jack it can be cold weather. Use a comfortable shoes because the street are solid rocks!

Thank srbarral
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I've been to Paraty four times and I love going for a walk in the historic city centre! There you can find so many souvenir and art stores that allow you to bring a small piece of the city with you! Last time I was...More

Thank Glaucia S
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