Prado

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In its 84 kilometers of littoral, the cliffs of varied color shades and rare beauty intercalate with prairies, beaches of warm waters and natural pools, surrounded by vast coconut grove. Scenery also of an important part of the Brazilian history, it was in Prado, at the mouth of Cahy River, that native Brazilians and the Portuguese made contact for the first time, even before the Portuguese vessels reached the point later called Porto Seguro.

The city is exactly on the border between the Discovery Coast and the Whale Coast; home to nature wonders and historical and cultural heritage. The Historical Center preserves the mansions of the 18th and 19th centuries, with narrow stone paved streets and squares.  

The highlights are the centenary constructions of  the Our Lady of the Purification Mother Church, the former public jailhouse, the Colonial House of Beco das Garrafas and the mansion of Rui Barbosa street. The local habits take visitors back to a far away past, when people would put chairs in front of their houses to chat with neighbors.
 


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