Sunday 21 July 2019

Paraty and Ilha Grande – Culture and Biodiversity

The historic center of Paraty was also inscribed this year along with some natural areas

Paraty from the Bay
This postcard was sent by Paulo

Paraty is a preserved Portuguese colonial (1500–1822) and Brazilian Imperial (1822–1889) municipality with a population of about 36,000. It is located on the Costa Verde(Green Coast), a lush green corridor that runs along the coastline of the state of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. Paraty has become a tourist destination, known for its historic town center and the coast and mountains in the region.

Paraty Historic Center
This postcard was sent by Luzia

Paraty is known for the cobblestone-paved streets throughout the Historic Center District. No cars or trucks are allowed in this part of town, only foot traffic or bicycles. Motor vehicles are only allowed in the Historic District on Wednesdays for deliveries. Horses and carts are a very common sight in Paraty and are frequently used all around the city.
Paraty has been able to maintain many of its historic buildings. Much of the architecture of the city has not changed for 250 years or more. - in: wikipedia

The inscribed properties (in red what I have):

  • Serra da Bocaina National Park
  • Ilha Grande State Park
  • Praia do Sul Biological Reserve
  • Environmental Protection Area of Cairuçu
  • Paraty Historic Center
  • Morro da Vila Velha

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