Side Trips from Rio Sights

Forte Defensor Perpétuo

  • Military Site

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Paraty's only fort was built in the early 1700s, and rebuilt in 1822, as a defense against pirates. It's a pleasant short climb through jungle to get here and the views from the fort itself are terrific. Visitors can also see heavy British-made cannons, still in their original positions.

Sight Information


Morro da Vila Velha, Paraty, 23970–000, Brazil



Sight Details:

  • R$4
  • Wed.–Sun. 9–12 and 1–5

Published 06/18/2015


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