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Sightseeing in Santos - what to see. Complete travel guide

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
The Museum of Coffee is the most visited site in the city. It occupies an incredibly beautiful historic building. Once, there located a coffee exchange. After many years it maintained its unique architecture and is of great architectural value today. The building has beautiful stained-glass windows and collections of old furniture, as well as devices that used to weigh coffee. Today, the museum is complemented by thematic modern paintings. Tourists like to have their pictures taken against them.
Santo Domingo #1 Linha Turística de Bonde tram is an original symbol of the city. A trip by tram will create the unforgettable impressions. They fully saved the finish of the past times in miniature green carriages. You can even enjoy old posters. Trams run through the city and drive by symbolic places and attractions. Such a trip will be a perfect solution for those who want to quickly inspect all the important places of Santos.
Monte Serrat mountain enjoys great popularity among lovers of hiking. A wonderful park and numerous places for recreation spread out on its top. You can go by old cable railway and admire lush exotic vegetation and panoramic views of the city. At the top of the mountain, there are some excellent viewing platforms. Several historical sights survived there. You can see the building of an old casino and visit a miniature old church.
Santos Fans of history prefer walking around the ancient fortress of Santo Amaro. It was built to protect the coastal territory from numerous conquerors. The fortress has been perfectly preserved to this day. Even the impregnable walls survived. Visitors are allowed to look into its most remote corners and climb up the fortress wall to appreciate the view from the city.
There is a beautiful aquarium in Santos. Tourists with children are its main visitors. Here, you can admire exotic colorful fish, sea predators, and deep-sea inhabitants whose appearance seems really fantastic.

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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

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Ilha da Queimada Grande

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Marcio Kogan House

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Marcio Kogan's apartment is located in a high-rise building. It was designed by the architect himself in 1980. He chose an apartment for himself on the top floor. One of its main advantages is a gorgeous panoramic view of the city. The building in which the architect's apartment is located is special for him. Its construction became one of the largest and most important projects for the architect at the very beginning of his career. He considers the building project to be the beginning of his successful career. … Read further
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