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. By using our Pirenopolis family vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to Museum of the Cavalhadas and other attractions in Pirenopolis.
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Where to stay in Pirenopolis

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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  • It was an interesting mishmash of odd memorabilia. Not very extensive and in only two small rooms. The "guide", who apparently was summoned from the tourism office down the street,appeared to be knowl...  more »
  • I liked the video with Cavalhadas history. The entrance for the Museum is only R$1,00. You can see some of the party clothes and masks, besides to watch the video on the first floor.  more »
  • Thought it was cool to know the history of the cavalhadas and local culture, but found the museum well fresh, with some very old, dusty and without much organization. Worth knowing, because all knowledge is valid, but I wasn't in love not.
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