Top Historical Places in Paraty

Are you looking to explore the history of Paraty through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Paraty including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Paraty. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Paraty ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Paraty, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Paraty for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Paraty with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Paraty Historic Centre

    Historical Site, Architecture

    Known as the historic gem of Brazil, the historic centre of Paraty is the best place to begin your tour of Paraty. Complete with cobblestones and quaint old edifices, the cherry on the icing here is the ban of vehicles within the confines of the historic centre. The UNESCO has renamed the historic centre as the most harmonious colonial architectonic set. To get a true sense of a colonial town, ...Read more
  2. Museu Forte Defensor Perpetuo De Paraty

    Museum, Military Museum, Historical Site, Fort

    Loosely translating to the ‘perpetual defender’, the Forte Defensor Perpetuo is the only standing fort of Paraty. Rebuilt in the 1800’s, the primary objective was to keep all the pirates at bay and prevent an invasion of the city. The museum erected here marks the first settlement of the city in 1793. Some of the original arms and ammunitions as well as parts of the fort are p...Read more
  3. Igreja De Nossa Senhora Do Rosario

    Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Located in the heart of the Historical Centre, the Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosario is the first church of the city for black people. Built in 1725 by the slaves themselves, the altar of the church is a magnificent example of the mastery the slaves of the late nineteenth century. The altar of St.Benedict in particular is resplendent in gold. An interesting inclusion in the otherwise run-of-th...Read more
  4. Igreja De Santa Rita

    Church, Religious Site, Museum, Historical Site

    The oldest church of Paraty, the Igreja de Santa Rita was built in 1722 for the freed slaves by the freed slaves. In spite of being liberated, the freed folks weren’t allowed in the church of the otherwise common man. Constructed from stone and mortar, the igreja is quite a standard Baroque styled church with three windows and a tower. Today, the church houses a small museum of religious ...Read more