Salvador and the Bahia Coast Sights

Igatú

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

A steep 6-km (4-mile) cobblestone road connects the BA 142 highway with the village of Igatú, a former boomtown of the 19th century where the faded ruins of abandoned mansions surround contemporary pastel cottages. The open-air museum Galeria Arte e Memoria celebrates the life and customs of the garimperos, combining former stone houses with a sculpture garden and café, while at the Mina Brejo-Veruga, you can venture into what was once the area's largest diamond mine. For those looking for an alternative to hiking, this provides an interesting half-day experience into the history of the region and can be done alone or as part of a tour.

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96 km (60 miles) south of Lençóis, Lençóis, Brazil

Published 06/18/2015

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