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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  • For those who will visit the beach of the Fort can only meet the ruins of Garcia D'AVILA Castle, in addition to the beauty and history of the place one can do a light trail 6 km (3 round 3 back) leaving the carriage next to the supermarket that has the access to clover the road to the Castle (optional).
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  • Well preserved. It was the first major building in Brazil and, according to local information, the only medieval building in the Americas.
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  • Good choice for a ride! The access road is easy enough maintained, the site has enough infrastructure. For those who love history, recommend spending time getting to know the castle ruins.
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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.
  • The place is really nice, historical and peaceful. The sightseeing from the windows are overwhelming.
  • Amazing!!

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