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Cidade Alta, Joao Pessoa
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Cidade Alta--"High City" in English--is the historic and cultural center of João Pessoa, and as you wander the streets, you will pass mansions, theaters, museums, universities, libraries, and churches, many painted in bright colors. Some of the buildings have undergone renovations after the area was declared a National Heritage site in 2007, but they still maintain the defining characteristics of their original architecture, be it Colonial, Baroque, Rococo, or Art-Deco. Sites of particular importance that you should include on your tour are Basílica de Nossa Senhora das Neves, Conjunto de São Francisco, Teatro Santa Rosa, and Centro Cultural São Francisco, each having played a significant role in creating the city’s identity. Plan to see Cidade Alta and other attractions that appeal to you using our Joao Pessoa trip itinerary builder.
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  • Very good place to get to know the history of the city, with the newly restored Hotel Globo and promises that will restore more. I loved all the old roofs of customs too. ...
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  • From what I was told John person can be divided into upper and lower town. Type a is for most conditions and class. But I didn't see mita difference.
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  • But too bad you're so dirty and careless. The city should keep this area that is historic in better conditions
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