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  • Architecture of the Northeast of Brazil

    Architecture of the Northeast of Brazil

    Over five centuries, the architecture of the Northeast of Brazil has evolved from baroque excess, through Jesuit austerity, to rational modern design. “On the balconies of the town houses / in old Sao Salvador / there are memories of maidens / from the times of the emperor,” sang the Bahian [...]

     
  • Fine Arts in the Northeast of Brazil

    Fine Arts in the Northeast of Brazil

    European influence in the brazilian northeast fine arts is dating back to colonial times and have shaped an artistic tradition into something that is uniquely Brazilian. The first representations of the Northeast Brazilian landscape were the works of European artists who accompanied Count Maurits of Nassau during the Dutch occupation [...]

     
  • Folk Arts in the Northeast of Brazil

    Folk Arts in the Northeast of Brazil

    The folk art of the Northeast, while rooted deeply in tradition, continually develops new expressive techniques and materials. Its unquenchable capacity for reinvention is a tribute to the vitality of Brazilian culture. The arts and crafts of the Northeast are varied, reflecting the region’s size and diversity, yet similar forms [...]

     
  • Cozinha Nordestina

    Cozinha Nordestina

    Somando influências européias, africanas e indígenas a uma extraordinária fartura de temperos e ingredientes, a mesa nordestina oferece imensas surpresas ao paladar. O cardápio da cozinha nordestina presente nas mesas dos vários estados do Nordeste brasileiro é farto e variado. Os frutos da terra e os do mar já seriam [...]

     
  • Music, Rhythms and Sounds from the Northeast of Brazil

    Music, Rhythms and Sounds from the Northeast of Brazil

    The rhythms, themes, and creativity of the Northeast and their continual interplay of tradition and innovation – compose the musical backdrop of Brazilian culture. Of all the regions of Brazil, the Northeast most conscientiously preserves its musical traditions. Indian, African, and Iberian influences merge in hundreds of different northeastern rhythms. [...]

     
  • History of Northeast of Brazil

    History of Northeast of Brazil

    Before it became the cradle of Brazilian popular culture, the Northeast developed as a powerful colonial economy based on its once-thriving sugar industry. The region, now among the nation’s poorest, still bears the marks of its past, even as it seeks a new ticket to the future. The notion that [...]

     
  • Why visit the northeast of Brazil?

    Why visit the northeast of Brazil?

    The Northeast is Brazil’s most-visited region, and the foundation of its popularity is no mystery. Every twist of its long and sinuous coastline reveals a distinct tropical paradise, complete with blue ocean, white sands, and palm trees. And sun. Plenty of sun every day! The irresistible scenery is by itself [...]

     
  • As dunas dos Lençóis Maranhenses tem uma aparencia de gigantescos lençóis

    As dunas dos Lençóis Maranhenses tem uma aparencia de gigantescos lençóis

    Na década de 1970, uma equipe da Petrobras sobrevoou Morrarias e cunhou para ela um novo nome: Lençóis Maranhenses. É perfeito: quem avista as dunas de areia tem a sensação de que olha para gigantescos lençóis, balançados pelo vento sob o sol. É o vento, aliás, que forma as dunas [...]

     
  • Alcântara tem uma riqueza arquitetônica do século XVII

    Alcântara tem uma riqueza arquitetônica do século XVII

    As ruas de Alcântara, distante apenas 22 quilómetros de São Luís, conduzem o turista a um mergulho na história. Nelas se alternam ruínas e casas que documentam o apogeu e o declínio da cidade, cujo nascimento remonta ao começo do século XVII. Nos séculos seguintes, Alcântara cresceu graças à lavoura, [...]

     
  • Passear por São Luís do Maranhão é transitar entre o passado histórico e o presente

    Passear por São Luís do Maranhão é transitar entre o passado histórico e o presente

    Saint Louis foi o primeiro nome de São Luís, cidade que fica na parte ocidental da ilha homônima, já dá as pistas de sua origem. Em 1612, ano da invasão francesa, os nobres Daniel de La Touche, senhor de La Ravardière, e François de Rasilly, senhor de Rasilly e Aunelles, [...]