Castelo Garcia D`avila, Mata de Sao Joao

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The home of the first Christian couple in Brazil’s history, Castelo Garcia D`avila is often overlooked as an attraction. However, because of this relative isolation, it is has remained well-preserved and is a wonder to see set in the countryside. Much of the stone walls are intact, although they no longer support a roof. Much of this roofless portion of the castle dates all the way back to the 16th century and the origin of Brazil’s conversion to Christianity. The best preserved portion of the castle is the Tower House, a tall and narrow structure that looks as if it was just abandoned yesterday. Work out when and for how long to visit Castelo Garcia D`avila and other Mata de Sao Joao attractions using our handy Mata de Sao Joao trip itinerary app .
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  • In addition to the ruins has videos, preservation. Admission is paid and have a place to park. Worth the ride after or before the beach. Is it far to walk.
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  • Entry $10.00. informative video on the tour is evidence of neglect with money and public heritage. The reform of 2010 is precaria, no monitor or on-site to guide instruction, without control, circulates tourist lack accessibility, risk of accident due to the conditions of the last reform, there is no access control and informational cards only in Portuguese. Sad situation. Still worth a visit to historic congecimento. Note: exploitation of taxi and other transfer in Praia do Forte. Charge 80.00 reais for a 1 hour and the maximum of 5 km from the village.
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  • Very nice place to visit, beautiful landscapes. There is very little information on the posters my recommendation is to do it with a given guide which is a place with lots of history and need someone who can explain. Visit 2 or 3 hours no more
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  • Very nice historical site. View is breathtaking. To be done with family and kids
  • Really no much to see here. The superior floor is closed due an risk of collapse. The ticket price is R$ 10.00.
  • One of the historical remaining apart from Salvador. Just a small castle but 500 odd years old of history.
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  • The place is really nice, historical and peaceful. The sightseeing from the windows are overwhelming.
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