"WHY *ANGRA DOS REIS*?" Top 5 Page for this destination Angra dos Reis by janaina

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THE MEANING AND A LETTER FROM THE EXPEDITION

Some historical fact that explain the name *KING'S CREEK*:
when Gaspar De Lemos,a Portuguese navigator,found this place,it was *King's Day* in Portugal,that's why!
Here a letter wrote from a navigator to Portugal,explaining how he felt there:
" SOMETIMES I FELT THE ECTASY OF THE FLOWERS AND TREES,PERFUME SO STRONG THAT I THOUGHT I HAD FOUND PARADISE.AND WHAT I'LL SAY OF THE GREAT NUMBER OF BIRDS,FULL OF COLLORS AND TUNES,HOW MANY AND HOW BEAUTIFUL?
I WON'T SAY MORE BECAUSE I KNOW,YOU'LL NEVER BELIEVE "...Angra Dos Reis,1502.

ANGRA FACTS

Like many brazilian colonial cities,Angra was deeply influenced by the catholic church.
In a small area you find lots of churches and convents.
The downtow Angra was built in curves,following the wind that blows all day.
Besides the churches,there is a little left from the colonial buildings around the city.

HOW TO SEE IT ALL..

Islands and sighseeing boats are certainly the first thing that comes to one's mind once there.
Ironically,one of the most pleasant tours in the place does not demands boats and in a certain moment,not even a car.
Take the * DO CONTORNO * road,a narrow road that leads up to paradisiacal places!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:IT'S CLOSE TO RIO,CAN BE DONE AS A DAY TRIP!
  • Cons:UNFORTUNATELY,TOURISM EXPLORATION MAKES IT DIRTY SOMETIMES!
  • In a nutshell:A MUST TO SEE IN YOUR FIRST TIME AT RIO DE JANEIRO STATE
  • Intro Written Sep 16, 2002
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  • ThiagoRamos's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2006 at 3:35 PM

    Hi Jana!!! Great page!!! Congratulations!!! The historic intro was amazing... Take care!!! Thiago

  • intl_dan's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2004 at 9:09 AM

    Nice page on Angra, am probably relocating to Rio soon, looking forward to visit Angra and its envrionement!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2003 at 1:45 PM

    yes ...sleeping under the endless sky is what I remember the most....thanks Jana for jogging my memories of this beauty spot...a lot has changed since, greetings Wal

  • besbel's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2003 at 1:11 PM

    Planning to spend a weekend in Angra next August... very useful and beautiful page, thanks!

  • phil_uk_net's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2003 at 12:04 PM

    Excellent info and photos Jana. It looks like the perfect excursion for a daytrip from Rio. What's the secret of getting invited to private parties on private boats? I guess being a good-looking blonde helps!

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