Learn all About a Cultural Trip
We have already spoken on the Blog about the various types of tourism that exist according to the World Tourism Organization. Cultural Tourism is one of them and is one of the most aggregating when it comes to exploring the art, history, culture, museums and architectural heritage of destinations.
In this text we will tell you some destinations in Brazil that are known for this type of activity.
What is Cultural Tourism?
The cultural tourism is the tourist activity related to the experience with the cultural heritage and cultural events, enhancing and promoting the tangible and intangible assets of the culture of a people.
Those who practice this type of tourism are interested in the experience and experience of the local people. They are interested in museums, cathedrals, art galleries, archaeological sites, everything that tells the history of the place.
Destinations for a cultural trip
Inhotim is the largest open-air contemporary art center in the world. In addition to a huge collection of living species, Inhotim has over 20 galleries featuring works by national and international artists. If you are in Belo Horizonte, you can enjoy the bars of the city and on the weekend visit Inhotim. Entry on Tuesdays and Thursdays costs $ 25 and from Friday to Sunday the value is $ 40. Admission is free on Wednesday.
São Paulo is a diverse city and is considered the capital of Latin American culture. Therefore, there is no shortage of cultural options for those who want to know and have fun in Terra da Garoa. The city preserves the architecture and has in the arts and gastronomy the mixture of various nationalities. You can visit museums, go to the movies, have fun at popular parties and fairs. Sao Paulo doesn’t sleep and you won’t want to sleep either, so you won’t miss a thing.
Beyond the beautiful beaches and incredible coastline, Recife has galleries, museums, theaters and cultural centers that tell the story of one of the country’s top destinations. Known as Brazilian Venice, the Pernambuco capital stands out for its cuisine, welcoming people and rich culture. Together with Olinda, she makes a must-see duo for those who want to have fun and meet two of the most beautiful cities in northeastern Brazil.
Ouro Preto (MG)
No doubt, right? Ouro Preto breathes the history of our country and is therefore considered one of the main destinations for a cultural trip. With mansions of baroque architecture dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the city is a must for a cultural trip. Enjoy to try the good gastronomy of Minas Gerais and also, to know beautiful waterfalls in the districts of the city.
Historical city that is part of the Royal Road, Diamantina has much to teach us with the stories told in its alleys and streets. The old Tejuco Arraial also tells us a fundamental part of the country’s history, where in the 18th century, it was the main diamond mining town. For your cultural trip to be complete, you can try the typical cuisine of Minas Gerais and listen to beautiful songs to the sound of the Vesperatas.
Petrópolis tells a little of the history of the royal family in Brazil. The city was founded at the request of Dom Pedro II to escape the typical heat of the coast of Rio de Janeiro. When traveling to the city, you will travel back in time as several palaces were built and are preserved today. Undoubtedly, you cannot leave this city on your cultural trip.