Museu Forte Defensor Perpetuo de Paraty, Paraty

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Military Museum Museum
Your walk to Museu Forte Defensor Perpetuo de Paraty will be accompanied by the singing of birds and views of the lands below that will make you swoon. The museum itself has two rooms: one exhibits the tradition of local dance and music, while the other is dedicated to the history and uses of the fort. On the grounds you'll find cannons pointing towards the ocean and a flat lawn that hosts visiting artist exhibits. Look for a tall, knobbed tree trunk just outside the fort's stone wall. Its twisted wood is a bizarre addition to the area. Take a look at our Paraty family vacation planner to schedule your visit to Museu Forte Defensor Perpetuo de Paraty and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I really love this place. The walk up is a wide dirt path through lush greens and bamboo. The fort museum is open again, it is small and quaint but interesting.lots of cannons outside and the grass an...  more »
  • We were a bit disappointed that this was not a real fort anymore. There was only a lookout on the sea and the museum was closed.  more »
  • Low-key with lovely views of the bay and islands, especially in late-afternoon light. Funny English signs about oyster danger! Man-eating? But actually the risk is of cutting yourself, so be careful w...  more »
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  • A vista la em cima é muita linda ! Where: Forte Defensor Perpétuo, Paraty What: A battle fort How was it: Paraty in general is really nice. It's great they they protect this place and reserve the current style. There has been many new construction in Brazil and though it's good for business they have lost their identity along the way (or perhaps created a new one - but that's another debate). The hilltop of this fort with the canons is really great. We recommend you visit this place when in Paraty. It's a great contrast to the city centre and you will enjoy it, we're sure. Grade: Eli = 4, Serge = 4 Recommend: Yes
  • My wife & I arrived from British Columbia last November. We explored & geocached our way from Intervales Park to Paraty. A very well kept display. Old cannons poised for battle are positioned around the small fort's perimeter. A shaded walk gradually takes you up from the limited roadside parking just above the town of Paratay. Well worth visiting. We enjoyed watching the small monkeys that inhabit the surrounding foliage. The fort itself offers not only a historic sense of place but also some terrific evelated views out over the ocean. A great time of year to visit, this Canadian couple gives it 2 thumbs up!
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  • A piece of history. Well taken care of. Today houses a museum. The views of the Bay, Paraty on top. Beautiful.
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  • Wonderful location in the history of Paraty people.
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