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Sugar cane juice stand, Santos beach promenade

Sugar cane juice stand, Santos beach promenade

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Santos is the major port of Brazil. Most of the goods destined to Sao Paulo pass through its docks. 

Most of the exports that come through here are coffee, fruits, cotton, grains and meat.

Santos was founded in 1543 by the Portuguese. The city grew into a major port when the railway from the interior was completed in 1867.

The Coffee Exchange is the one of the most impressive buildings in town, with an impressive neo-classical facade.

Once in town you should not miss the Boat Ride at the Santos Bay (usually only weekends, except in summer). Go to "ponta da praia" and find the people with the "Passeio de Escuna" boards.

Two great places to eat are Mar de Plats (sp)  for seafood and Tertulia (a Brazilian steakhouse) which were both very good. 


November 23, 2005 change by tumonis

April 03, 2007 change by njc

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