Brazil in pictures: high tide in Paraty

March 23, 2007 | By More


The streets of Paraty are flloded every time the tide is high. They were built this way, a few centimetres under the sea level, the reason being that its inhabitants wanted the sea to clean away the dirt from the streets. On a full moon, a strong tide occupies most streets of the historical centre, turning Paraty into a kind of tropical Venice. When the tide recedes, pools of water award the visitor with the wonderful reflection of the village’s colonial buildings.


destination: Paraty

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