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My fiancee and I toured this site in Dec '16 and found it to be impressive and interesting.
Unfortunately, due to the current state of affairs, the site and the road leading to it are in desperate need of maintenance. The dirt entrance road was...More
Historical place with so much to teach for the kids about the colonization period in Brasil. Great structure with some informative pictures aboit the resatauration of this castle, one of the biggest in lately Bahia.
We get a ride in a 4x4 quadricicle and were...More
They initiated the castle in 1551 and there is very good explanation about the history at the castle, just only in Portuguese! Not easy to be foreign tourist in Brazil, very few places you get info in other languages than Portuguese! Anyway the castle can...More
The Castle was fascinating and a great place to visit but make sure you have a guide who speaks your language. Our hotel, Tivoli, offered tours only for the price of the bus ride and also provided us a guide who spoke English. Without her,...More
Now in ruins, it was the house of a portuguese nobleman that owned these lands when portuguese first arrived in Brazil, Is a big palace with chapel and you have a fantastic view to the sea and palm trees. it was in a high place...More
As one of the first surviving Portuguese buildings it has lots of historic relevance. We stayed at the Eco hotel nearby and they provided a guide. There seemed to be no English info without this.
A few facts that struck me. Highest point for long...More
When I wrote on this attraction recently I was surprised to find two separate threads in Tripadvisor, this one i.e. Castelo Garcia d'Avila and the less frequented thread with the official name "Casa de Torre Garcia d'Avila"
Moreover the address seems to be somewhat confused...More
It is rare to find artifacts from european colonization of the americas in the 1500s, let alone a castle built with medieval techniques still standing! Granted the roof fell in in the 1930s but the castle is still largely intact and the chapel has been...More