Paraty (or Parati) is a preserved Portuguese colonial and Brazilian Imperial municipality with a population of around 36,000 inhabitants and a total area of 928.47 km2 (358.48 ml2). Paraty is located on Costa Verde ("Green Coast"), lush green corridor running along the coastline of Rio de Janeiro state in Brazil. In recent years, it has become a popular tourist destination, famous for the historic town, the coast and the mountains in the region.
Once per month when there is Full Moon and the tide is high, seawater in Paraty rises from normal levels, and pours into its Historic Center District via special openings in the seawalls which separate the city from harbor. The streets are flooded for a short time, till the tide recedes. The water is ordinarilly only 6 to 10 inches deep and a few merchants close to the seawall put out little bridges to span Paraty's flooded streets for the benefit of its pedestrians.
There are a lot of musical and cultural events in the city, the most prominent of which is Festa Literaria Internacional de Paraty or FLIP (International Literary Festival of Paraty). The city is also popular for its local festivals held on Catholic holy dates, like the Feast of the Holy Ghost.
The House of Culture (Casa da Cultura Paraty) occupies an 18th century house originally constructed in 1754 which opened to public in 2004 and holds permanent exhibition on local culture and history. In Salon of Indigenous Culture, tourists can see the “carpets” that are made of flower petals and colored sawdust used during the June festival of Corpus Christi. The largest is almost 8.5 m2 (92 ft2). The unique “carpet” is protected by glass and visitors can walk on it as they enter.
The city of Paraty played the part of Bahian town of Ilheus in Bruno Barreto film Gabriela, Cravo e Canela (1983), starring Sonia Braga and Marcello Mastroianni. It was also the setting for Isle Esme (place of Edward and Bella's honeymoon) in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.
Highlights: Whitewashed colonial buildings lining cobblestone streets
Port Paraty cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Paraty, Brazil. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|20 October, 2018|
|MS Midnatsol||Montevideo, Uruguay|
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