A day’s trip from Rio de Janeiro, Paraty is known for its cobble stoned paths and colonial architecture. An important port during the 18th century, Paraty quickly expanded during the gold rush and the subsequent slave trade. Now a preferred tourist destination, Paraty is a well-preserved by the Brazilian government. The historic centre of Paraty is made for walking as no vehicles are allowed to operate.
Here are some glimpses of the unique colonial windows of Paraty. We will follow it up with more coverage of Paraty’s colonial buildings.