PARATY TOURISM AND ECOLOGY

Gold Path

A road built by the slaves between XVII and XIX centuries, from the trails of guaianazes Indians, the Royal Road, Gold Path in Paraty, is very preserved and it is surrounded by the exuberance of the Atlantic Forest from Parque Nacional da Serra da Bocaina (“National Park of Bocaina´s Sierra”).
 
A mandatory visit point, on centuries XVII and XVIII, the path connected Minas Gerais to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. In the so called "Gold Cycle", Paraty had the function of being the Commercial Warehouse and, due to its geographic location, it was the drain harbor for the gold production from Minas Gerais to Portugal. Paraty was one of the most important port cities of XVIII century.

Signaling marks were placed throughout the entire Royal Road course.sinalizador.png

The visit to the Gold Path allows knowing, not only an important engineering work, but a startling ecology and the people from Paraty as well, with their culture, their past and their present. Waterfalls, ateliers, pot-stills, home-made food and much more.

Visiting is only allowed with authorized guides, because today the Path goes through private properties.
Schedule your visit at the Information Center.

Image Gallery:

  • Gold Path Gold Path Foto: Ricardo Gaspar
  • Gold Path Gold Path Foto: Ricardo Gaspar
  • Gold Path Gold Path Foto: Ricardo Gaspar
  • Gold Path Gold Path Foto: Ricardo Gaspar
  • Gold Path Gold Path Foto: Ricardo Gaspar
  • Gold Path Gold Path Foto: Ricardo Gaspar
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