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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  • August 9, 2017
    I must have gone to some place 8 times and I've never been able to visit him for always being closed. I don't think I got lucky.
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  • August 8, 2017
    The Museum is installed in the House of a family that for many years breathes the feast of the Divine Holy Spirit. The lady who presents the Museum visitors is very friendly and attentive, tells all. Informs the visitor everything that happens around the feast of the divine and the cavalhadas. Is very worthwhile. $2.00 entry.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Simple and very small, but what caught my eye is located at the residence of a deceased Lady, poetess and writer, in which his two sons attended for more than 20 years of the cavalhadas today after your death, who continues with the Museum is your daughter. Full of pictures and clothes, even gifts from other countries. Pay the nominal fee of $2.00. It was worth it for that nowadays it is very difficult to find people willing to continue with the traditions and cultures.
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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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