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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. Plan your Castelo Garcia D`avila visit and explore what else you can see and do in Mata de Sao Joao using our Mata de Sao Joao trip itinerary maker.
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  • The castle of Garcia D ´ Avila is one of the only buildings medievaia of Latin America. Headquarters of the immense ground from the beginning of colonization of Brazil, its ruins show what remains of the residence of a typical feudal Lord. The construction of an entrance, with models and information about the original plan helped the visitors to understand rather than represent this property. A nice trip to the beginnings of our history!
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  • Worth knowing the castle ruins and a guide that told the story that it was an important figure in the history of the region and Brazil but still little quoted in books.
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  • The living history of the discovery. The ruins of this castle dating from 1551. There is a fig tree Mad giant on his entry. 130 years of age. Site maintenance with resources from the tickets paid by visitors and by the external space rentals for weddings. It's not propaganda, but look for the Emytour, the Guide Danilo. This boy, born and raised there, loves his land, knows all about that place. Don't refute to answer anything about the region. The visit to the castle with him, can last 1 hour if u want, Yes, he's content to it.
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  • The place is really nice, historical and peaceful. The sightseeing from the windows are overwhelming.
  • Vista muito bonita!
  • muito bom
  • Falta serviços
  • Lugar da importância histórica para o Brasil e o Nordeste. Sede da maior Capitania Hereditária do Brasil Colonial que se estendia da Bahia ao Maranhão. Há ruínas da antiga sede construída no seculo XVI em arquitetura estilo medieval (por isso Castelo Dias D'Avila) que servia como residência e forte. Fica no alto de uma colina próximo da vila de Praia do Forte com uma linda vista do mar. Lugar fresco e gramado. Há uma pequena capela bem agradável. Uma árvore enorme e impressionante de frente à capela que faz uma bela e agradável sombra. Conta com uma pequena estrutura de alvenaria na entrada onde são expostas peças arqueológicas, maquete de como deveria ter sido a construção original e sala com recepção onde é exibido um vídeo de 12 minutos contando um pouco da história do lugar. Entrada R$10,00 adulto e R$5,00 crianças se 6 a 12 anos. Há sanitários. Aconselho levar água e com crianças um lanche. Tem estacionamento. Vale a pena a visita!