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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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  • To get to the castle the road isn't paved, has entire dirt road. Charge 10 reais per person. Very interesting that of the tower. Stroll through the ruins is really cool!
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  • The ruins of the Garcia d ' Ávila castle can take you back to the past. Not to mention that the view is wonderful. The feeling is that you are coming to explore the new land! Not to be missed!
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  • Beautiful place, with a privileged view, and the conservation work of the ruins is very well done, studied and worked in detail
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  • The place is really nice, historical and peaceful. The sightseeing from the windows are overwhelming.
  • Vista muito bonita!
  • muito bom
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  • 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!