The Historic Center of Paraty

The historic center is Paraty’s colonial setting, which includes whitewashed mansions and baroque churches on pedestrian-only streets with irregular cobblestones. The Church of Santa Rita, built in 1722 overlooking the bay, has a museum of religious art.

Paraty is a city full of nightlife all year round, the varied cuisine includes exquisite bistros and traditional restaurants with outdoor seating.

Charming bars that offer good live music (bossa nova, MPB, jazz, blues, etc.), chic stores that sell local cachaças, clothes and handicrafts and artists such as “living statues”, jugglers and painters on the streets.


The Fortress

Built in 1822 to defend the Bay of Paraty, the Forte Defensor Perpétuo has a privileged view of the city.

Eating and Drinking

Paraty is a city full of nightlife all year round, with many bars with good live music (bossa nova, MPB, jazz, blues, etc.), many restaurants, artists on the street, for example, the “living statues” , jugglers and painters. The party doesn’t end until the wee hours of the morning.

As a suggestion for lunch or dinner in the historic center, we recommend the restaurants Banana da Terra, Refúgio and the Punto Di Vino pizzeria.



The city has a wide cultural background, either because of the number of events that take place there or because of the intense cultural life. We recommend a short itinerary to be done by foot through the historic center: visiting the Igreja Matriz, built in 1712, the chapel of Santa Cruz, the churches of Nossa Senhora das Dores, with its beautiful view of the bay of Paraty, Nossa Senhora do Rosário and Santa Rita, the latter with Baroque Rococo characteristics and where the Museum of Sacred Art of Paraty is located., the Patitiba Quartel, Passos da Paixão, and the Casa da Cultura of Paraty.


Paraty em Foco

Paraty em Foco is an international photography festival held annually in Paraty since 2005.

Other events

Dom João de Orleans e Bragança shows his house from the imperial period in Paraty

The prince reveals details of the original 1830s townhouse



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