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Santa María del Naranco Santos is a beautiful Brazilian port city located in Baía de Todos os Santos. The land here is very fertile and the nature is beautiful, so the continent has quickly attracted European settlers. Indian tribes, which originally lived in this area, did not resist the emergence of newcomers and even contributed to the settlement and development of the town.
Santos is known for its beautiful, rich and fertile terrain, on which is grown one of the best sorts of coffee – Bourbon. This coffee has a sophisticated bitter-sweet, slightly buttery flavor with a slight acidity, which is not found in the ordinary Santos. The city is cut by small bays, but the length of the beach surrounding the city is striking with its length. Santos offers visitors a wide range of things to do and things to see. The city features a large number of interesting museums: Museum of Coffee, Marine Museum, Museum of Religious Art, and Museum of Fishing. Tourists are always welcome to visit old churches that are open to the public - the cathedral designed in the neo-gothic style, Santo Amaro Castle, as well as a magnificent botanical garden and the zoological park named Orkidario, the city aquarium with rare representatives of the ocean.
Santos also provides visitors with numerous services for those who want to spend holidays in an active way: the incredible, full of impressions yacht riding, rides on boats and cutters in Baía de Todos os Santos bay, fishing in the Lagoa da Saudade lake, rafting and eco-tours to the surrounding forests, as well as wide choice of beach games, one of which is tamboreu - a game invented by the Donadelli brothers, which is something close to volleyball and badminton. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Santos
♥   Castle 'Baruel Mansion' , 58.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Santos
♥   Park 'Parque Natural Municipal Nascentes De Paranapiacaba' , 19 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Park 'Parque Estadual Restinga De Bertioga' , 32.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Park 'Parque Natural Municipal Da Cratera De Colônia' , 39.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Park 'Parque Natural Municipal Itaim' , 42.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Park 'Parque Estadual Das Fontes Do Ipiranga' , 43.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Santos from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Ilha da Queimada Grande

From the series “Top 11 dangerous spots for adrenaline-seekers”
For hundreds of years, snakes have been the main inhabitants of the island. By rough estimates, one square meter of land is home to 5 deadly snakes. For this reason, even landing on the coast is considered to be extremely dangerous, not to mention walking there. The only building on the island is a lighthouse, which is controlled automatically. Many horror stories and legends are shared among residents of Ilha da Queimada Grande. In recent years, the island really lost a great number of people, including fishermen, as well as the whole family of a lighthouse keeper. At the same time, the island is still the center of attraction for researchers from around the world. They risk their lives in order to see one of the most dangerous places on the planet. … Read further

Casa de Pedra

From the series “The most bizarre and fancy living houses”
Today the gardener lives with the young wife and the small son in the unusual house. Literally every day the friendly family welcomes the guests. Hundreds of tourists strive to visit the original house. The visit of his rooms is as interesting as an excursion in a museum. Visitors will be able to see the beautiful old crockery, the interesting souvenirs and the little craftwork, the ancient carnival masks and the fine mosaics, which literally cover all the walls of the house. The housekeeper personally tessellated the walls. For mosaics, he used the shards of old crockery and ceramics, as well as colored pebbles. … Read further

Sightseeing in Brazil: things to see

The city of Brasilia is home to numerous landmarks. Sometimes the city itself is called a unique architecture project. From a bird’s eye view the shape of the city resembles an airplane. Every part of the “airplane” has its specific purpose – wings are residential quarters, administrative and cultural centres are the body. There is a large botanic garden in Brasilia, and tourists with kids are recommended to visit the local zoo. Finally, fans of architecture places of interest will like an excursion to Metropolitana Cathedral. … Open
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