Aracaju historic downtown, Aracaju

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Observe an impressive blend of history, architecture, and culture while taking a jaunt around Aracaju historic downtown. The Praça Fausto Cardoso--the oldest square in the city--and Ponte do Imperador--a pier built for Brazil’s last emperor, Dom Pedro II in 1860--are just two historical sites preserving the heritage of Aracaju. Join a walking tour to learn more about the city’s heritage. Both the Antonio Franco and Thales Ferraz markets have been refurbished and are a great place to shop for crafts and ethnic food, including cheeses, spices, and cashew nuts. A visit to Aracaju historic downtown represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Aracaju attractions planner to plot your vacation.
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  • September 27, 2017
    Like all Aracaju, needs reforms, potholed streets, squares with low light, historic buildings in degradation, among others, is a shame to see a capital of small dimensions so badly treated ... the historic centre would not be different ... a capital as Aracaju, will end up losing more tourists, beginning the airport looks more like a "hangar", shame on a capital ... The Waterside, criticism aside, put a light over the roads and historical center, gentlemen, get the squares, rulers the people and tourists don't ask for favor and Yes want their taxes paid are effectively back the services rendered to the population, an awful lot already!
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  • September 9, 2017
    I like to walk in the historic centre of Aracaju, your Boardwalk, your streets, its squares and especially markets. (food and craft) is hectic, but we feel the tranquility of a quiet town.
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  • September 4, 2017
    Generally historical centres, primarily in larger cities are degraded, dark, dirty, even dangerous. Had spent a few days ago by the Centre of Maceió, and I was amazed at what I saw, scary to walk there. I didn't expect to find anything different in Aracaju, but I had a pleasant surprise: a wide, wooded location, alive, clean, extremely pleasant. In no time we feel threatened. In addition to the places of visitation, faced with street theatre and folklore manifestations. Good food options.
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The main coastal road in Aracaju's southeast houses the bulk of its available accommodations. Just a short walk from the city's most popular beaches, the rooms here offer good views and convenient location. Chain hotels and independents dominate the selection in this area, with rooms ranging from the simple to the luxurious, plus extra amenities at a higher price. Budget-conscious travelers may wish to explore the main residential area to the north, with simple hotels and guesthouses available.
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