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Joanes

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Updated 06/24/2013

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Roughly 23 km (14 miles) southwest of Soure, Joanes was the island's first settlement. Poke around the ruins of a 16th-century Jesuit mission blown-up by the Portuguese when they expelled the order from the area, bask on a beach, and have a meal in one of the town's seafood restaurants. A taxi from Soure costs about R$60 round-trip.

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