Cais do Valongo, Rio de Janeiro

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  • Cais do Valongo was the gateway to more than 500,000 Africans, in your most, from Congo and Angola, West Africa. Was replaced by Piers of the Empress in the 19th century, an attempt to erase the shameful history of national slavery. Even with the prohibition of the slave trade, the Valongo continued being one of the main ports of this atrocity that was the buying and selling of people brought to the strength of the countries of Africa. The Valongo was landed by Mayor Pereira Passos in urban reform. Recommend you know the Little Africa.
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  • The archaeological site of Pier Valongo, located in the port area of Rio de Janeiro, won in July 2017 the title of UNESCO World Heritage site. The pier has been found in 2011, during excavations made for the reform of the port area. Its ruins are the only traces the arrival of African materials in the country. It wasn't a simple landing point: 4 million Africans enslaved came to Brazil in 300 years of trafficking; 2.4 million entered the country via Rio de Janeiro, and 1 million of them by Valongo, between 1774 and 1831. Compare: the U.S. received about of 400,000 across your traffic history. Cais do Valongo is considered the most important slave country complex in the history of the African diaspora in the modern era. Over the years, the pier passed by successive transformations. First in 1843, when it was refurbished to receive the Princess Teresa Cristina Maria de Bourbon, engaged so future emperor d. Pedro II, and was renamed the Empress Dock. Urban reforms of the city in the early 20th century made the pier of the Empress was grounded in 1911. To be named a world heritage site, the Cais do Valongo is at the same level from other places recognized by the UNESCO as memory locations and suffering, as a memorial in Hiroshima in Japan, and the concentration camp of Auschwitz, in Poland. Now is to take care of the preservation of the site and disclose your history, representative of a sad memory, but still, memory. The preservation, by the way, is pegged to the recognition by UNESCO. During the week the site is practically empty. Not about protection of the site, so the unsuspecting can walk among the stones of the old dock, which should not occur. It is not recommended to visit at night. Better, perhaps, over the weekend.
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  • The place was beautiful and very nice plates that help to compose the history of the region. For lovers of history of the River, is a great place. Incidentally, note: there is the pier of Valongo and also the pier of the Empress. It was there that d. Teresa Cristina landed after arriving from Italy to marry Dom Pedro II. It is amazing to think that the sea was coming up. How many changes!
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  • A very interesting historical site as this location used to harbor a naval dock were the slaves coming from Africa and brought to the continent by slaves traders would arrive and consequently be sold and traded. This was legal until 1831 when slavery was banned, after this date the traffic continued illegally but the ships would dock duing the night to avoid the public attention, it was then covered in 1843 as the expected arrival of Tereza Maria daughter of Francis I of Two Sicilies. It was then discovered in during a city urban reform. The dock has about meters and is now protected as national heritage it is also part of the circuit of African archaeological heritage.
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  • I think scary when someone thinks that a seat only ' good to take pictures '. Is a landmark in the history of this country, hypocritical and racist because it was where entered thousands of enslaved blacks. When I visited, I cried because I felt the weight of a story so painful for us, descendants of people who came through this harbor.
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  • A place that breathes the history of blacks in Brazil the Cais do Valongo was where landed more than 1 million blacks who arrived in Africa the Africa brazilian
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