Beautiful Historic Fazendas, Plantation Homes & Engenhos of Brazil

What is a fazenda? Fazenda is the Portuguese word for farm. However, it specifically refers to a plantation. Fazendas were found across Brazil in the 16th to 19th century. Fazendas were typically established to grow sugar cane for sugar refinement and cacha├ža distillation. However, by the 19th century, many fazendas re-tooled to produce coffee. The …

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