Cais do Valongo, Rio de Janeiro

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  • It is poignant to be there in place and to get more out of it if you've read on. There is very little information and many questions and concerns are raised when one is in place. Most get enough out of being there with guide.
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  • Tens of thousands of slaves from Africa here were sold. Seems to me sufficient to do a duty of memory.
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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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  • 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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  • View not to forget Thrills, ... Cais do Valongo (historical heritage of humanity by UNESCO in July 2017 as the only remnant of material arrival of Africans enslaved in the Americas) is there to look at our past. That entire region needs to be visited! Is well preserved, indicative and explanatory plaques (where the history of the site, in its various layers, is well told) but still lacks structure to the visitation and security. See not to forget It thrilled, moved ... Valongo's Pier (World Heritage Site by UNESCO in July 2017 as the only material vestige of the arrival of enslaved Africans in the Americas) is there to look back to our past. The whole region needs to be visited! It is well preserved, has signs and explanatory (where the history of the place, in its several layers, is well told) but still lacks the structure for visitation and security.
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