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Cais do Valongo, Rio de Janeiro

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  • Cais do Valongo was the site where slaves arrived in Rio de Janeiro and was rediscovered recently, in 2011. Just turned historical patrimony of humanity, is worth a visit along with other nearby places him as the New Black Cemetery. There is also the largest mural around the world made by graffiti artist Kobra.
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  • Valongo or Vallongo was the name of a former Bay of Rio de Janeiro. By extension, also called the region around. The successive waves of urbanization that the city experienced eventually land the Creek in the mid-19th century, and the name Valongo disappeared gradually as toponym, persisting today only in the hanging garden of Valongo, in Valongo Observatory and Cais do Valongo (this, listed by UNESCO in 2017). Currently, the entire region is part of the Health District.
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  • Known as the hidden side of the colonial and imperial River, Cais do Valongo was the gateway of slaves, mainly after the off-kilter extinction. It is also one of the archaeological sites of the city that was "discovered" with the revitalization of the port area. So the pier was revitalized and became one of the attractions of the city. Make the visit in busy times to prevent some disorders, although the region has become more secure and clean with the works of the port.
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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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