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The gold mine from Minas Gerais was discovered in the 16th century and there was so much gold that a number of trails were built to take the gold from there to Portugal. After travelling for many days along the Gold Trail, it had to be moved into large boats that would start their journey back to Europe. The port was Paraty, so the existence of this town became decisive to forge Brazil’s history. This period in time was called The Brazilian Gold Rush.
So much gold was found that plenty of churches not only in Europe but also some cities in South America were decorated with it.
Once the gold was pretty much gone the city found a different source of income: coffee beans and sugar cane which is used to create a distilled liquor called Cachaça.
In this tour we will walk along the extraordinary well preserved buildings in town, we will have a look at the churches, and learn how they were built for different people. One for wealthy white men, one for white women and another that was built specially for slaves.
We will walk the uneven cobblestoned streets and learn about the smart system of self-cleaning of the city. We will also learn about the Caiçara culture that predominates this region, whose life has a close relationship to the sea.
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