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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 cachaça distillation. However, by the 19th century, many fazendas re-tooled to produce coffee. The …

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The Most Colorful Cities in Brazil

When you consider how incredibly diverse Brazil is, its Indigenous, European and African influences and its jaw-dropping natural beauty, is there any wonder that the most colorful and creatively inspiring cities in the world are found here? This article will introduce you to Brazilian towns and cities that photographers dream about decorated with colors that …

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The Salvador Grower’s Market – Feira de Sao Joaquim

For a truly authentic experience, stray from the tourist path and find your way to the Feria de Sao Joaquim – the historic grower’s market in Salvador, Bahia. Located between All Saints Bay and Oscar Pontes Avenue, the huge and historic market complex is like a labyrinth into the heart and soul of Bahian culture. …

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