Museum of the Cavalhadas, Pirenopolis

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Acting as the region’s cultural center, Museum of the Cavalhadas focuses on the history of the cavalhadas, annual festivals marking the struggle between Christianity and Islam. These popular street festival were brought to Brazil by the Portuguese settlers, who brought the story of Christianity’s victory over the invading Moors from their native country. The privately-owned museum honors the memory of these early colonists and offers an insight into the rich culture and art they carried over from the Old World. The museum is open daily and is a convenient resource for visitors interested in the history of this old colonial town. Make it a brief stop on your tour of the historic town center. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Pirenopolis holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Museum of the Cavalhadas and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The Museum and the home of one of the Sisters of the riders participating in the procession. The Museum takes place in two rooms, with Many masks and clothes worn by Knights. Cobra actual entrance 2
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  • Passed it, but the façade of the Museum very unkempt that attracted me to enter. Looks like a little house. I was more attracted to visit the Museum of the divine.
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  • Museum closed even with the information stating the normal operating hours. Incomprehensible. Yet ask real collaboration 2.
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As a major destination in its state, Pirenopolis offers substantial lodging options catering to varied clientele, from backpackers to families with kids. Possibly the best choice for most visitors, mid-range hotels offer clean rooms with TV, internet, air-conditioning, and laundry facilities. If you need more privacy, consider staying at one of the guesthouses, some housed in colonial-style residences and offering access to swimming pools and enclosed gardens.
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