Museu Forte Defensor Perpetuo de Paraty, Paraty

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Military 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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  • Among the possibilities, to visit Paraty, is interesting visit to el Morro, (their views) and the Museum, if small, interesting.
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  • The place is beautiful, very easy access, well maintained but lacks a little information. But do not be discouraged! Worth much because it offers an incredible view of Paraty. Not to mention yielding selfies clicks and for all tastes. Obviously you find guns and walls at the Fort. Finally, there is the beach at the Fort as we read in other accounts. There is a small strip of sand at low tide, however, to get there you need to face a small trail.
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  • the Museum is very small given the vastness of the city's history, a few artifacts from the time of the machine and of the traditions of the city. There's a TV where they put a video with the residents of Paraty telling stories, the idea is very good, but lack a lot of dissemination of culture and local stories, it's no wonder that many traditions are dying with the ancients. is free. The view from the lookout point of the Museum is beautiful!!! You can see the whole city.
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  • 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!
  • A parte histórica aberta a visitação é pequena, mas bem cuidada. Há duas construções: o prédio principal e o paiol, mais escondido e não aberto à visitação. A praça de armas é pequena e os canhões não possuem o suporte. É um lugar para visitas rápidas: não espere gastar mais do que 20 ou 30 minutos aqui. A localização em meio mata e próximo ao mar é o diferencial do lugar, muito agradável. O acesso é feito por estrada não pavimentada, mas boa mesmo após período de chuva. Entrada apenas para pedestres.
  • Ok
  • entao chegaaaaamos, que longe..
  • Trilha de terra subida leve mas de quase dois km. Minha filha de 7 anos adorou.