Cidade Alta, Joao Pessoa

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#10 of 13 in Historic Sites in Joao Pessoa
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. Make Cidade Alta a centerpiece of your Joao Pessoa vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Joao Pessoa road trip website .
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  • Well worth the visit, mega beautiful and cozy place. Recommend the walk through the Museum nearby.
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  • Good view to the historic centre with beautiful old buildings preserved. Everything was very clean. Worth and yields beautiful pictures.
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  • One of the most popular tourist destinations in the State, the capital of Paraiba is known by your beauty and tranquility. In addition to the various natural attractions, receiving a large number of tourists during the high season, to enjoy a great time in this charming town, among which the your beautiful architecture, which has one of the most preserved Baroque parks of the country. And this place gathers several architectural trends. The view from the terrace of the old Globe hotel, the first of the city is beautiful. The site is to be the great port city, now known only by the fluvial port of the grass. In the Church are Frei Gautam are the first landmarks.
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