Museu Forte Defensor Perpetuo de Paraty, Paraty

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. To visit Museu Forte Defensor Perpetuo de Paraty and get the most from your holiday in Paraty, create itinerary details personal to you using our Paraty online driving holiday planner .
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  • The Museum can seem strange to travelers since it has as a proposal to preserve the architecture and design of the Fort that originally existed on the site to protect part of the gold escoaçao. Don't wait for many objects in the scene. Worth the visit to explore the sea and Paraty, since the lease is in a high place.
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  • Beautiful, well maintained, with a wonderful view, but a few historic things in museums, some artifacts like scales, a wagon of era, missed pictures, paintings, something referred to local events.
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  • A Museum in the middle of nowhere, small and with exhibitions out of context. The place is nice, but has no appeal.
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  • The trail going up and the area around the old fort has great views of the city and the ocean. There is not a lot left from the old fort, just the foundations and some cannons. There is a small museum on the top, with a permanent exhibit on the history of weighing and measurements. It is quick and free to visit.
  • Nice and quaint place. Not much left to see except some cannons, but it's worth for the surrounding nature.
  • 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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Where to stay in Paraty

If you want close proximity to raucous summer nightlife and some of the best things to see in Paraty, look no further than the historical center. There you can choose from any number of guesthouses, inns, and boutique hotels, which integrate seamlessly into the town's colonial architecture. If beach access is your primary concern, cross the canal and head a few minutes north, until you arrive at the coastal neighborhood of Jabaquara, where you'll find a range of cozy options. Farther from the center, the hillside neighborhood of Pantanal offers something a bit quieter among the trees.
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