Historic Tour

Language English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Price 150,00 USD for excursion
Capacity Group of up to 5 people
Duration 4 hours

The Historical Tour focuses the colonial time, the period between the XVI and XVIII centuries. The tour starts with a visit to Farol da Barra (Barra Lighthouse) and the first natural port of the village, the Porto da Barra beach. After that, we continue by car through Barra Hill (Ladeira da Barra), Corredor da Vitória (Victorial Hall), Campo Grande Square, Sete de Setembro Avenue (Avenida Sete de Setembro), Piety Square (Praça da Piedade) and Castro Alves Square (Praça Castro Alves). Stop at Municipal Square (Praça Municipal) and enjoy the view to the All Saints Bay. After that, we walk through the old town, also called Pelourinho, where buildings and churches reflects the influences of a late Barroc in Brazil. The São Francisco Church impresses for its majestic example of barroc-rococo, with sculptures produced locally by monks from the Benedictine Monastery. We finish the tour at Ladeira do Pelo (Pelo Hill), were we can visit the slaves church (Igreja do Rosário dos Pretos) – Headquarter of the Good Death fraternity (Irmandade Boa Morte), center of the slave resistence in Cachoeira.

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