I rented a car and learned to drive like a Brazilian. It is no wonder they do so well in motor racing, but driving across this bridge made it worthwhile.
This fort is on top of a huge rock and slaves carried all the materials up there. You can take a bus to the top, but I hiked, as I wanted some idea of the sacrifice these slaves made to do the construction. The hike was interesting and steep. Ancient steps carved into the rock and lots of wildlife. The monkeys are entertaining.
The convent is stone and you will find some sections that have not been restored that will give you some idea of the extent of the rebuild.
No a fancy place, just a good representative of life in the colonial Brazil.
The view is spectacular and a must if you are in the area
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