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If you're one of those people who thinks that Brazil has only the Rio de Janeiro to show it's time to meet more of its wonders: Espírito Santo! Espírito Santo is one of the smallest states in Brazil and is characterized by a diversity of tourist attractions are very close, for example, the "Route of the Sea and Mountain ", since in less than an hour away you can hear beautiful beaches high temperaturesprevail and places where shelter is essential.

Let us then take a short tour of this paradise?

Reference in natural beauty and famous for its cuisine based on fish and seafood, the Espírito Santo has much to offer to its visitors. An experience that goes beyond their shores, not without the finest moqueca nor the mild climate of the mountain - where visitors will enjoy wine, liqueurs, homemade biscuits and pasta on the properties of agritourism.

To these we can add a variety of attractions, such as extreme sports - including rafting, abseiling and paragliding - the traditional celebrations as Festa da Penha Itaúnas and forró, which every year have a legion of participants.

The Cultural Heritage of Espirito Santo is another route to be discovered (or explored, experienced). A trip between past and present of Espírito Santo, preserved in the houses of municipalities as Muqui (Southern State), Matthew (Northern State), Santa Leopoldina (Central-mountainous), and also at the Convento da Penha (Vila Velha ) and on buildings in the center of Vitória.

Trails, study centers and research, including the Tamar Valley and the Forest Reserve, help make up the mosaic that is the state. A menu where the gastronomy tourism is also highlighted. The stew, made in a clay pot, is an indigenous heritage today handcrafted by Artisans. Already the pies, which has clams, fish and palm of the ingredients is the main dish of local cuisine in Holy Week.

The present economic situation, coupled with the quality of life it provides, the Espírito Santo became an alternative to business travel. In recent years, the industrial growth of the state is above the national average, which caught the attention of entrepreneurs to their potential, especially in the oil and gas.

Espírito Santo has a strategic location with an area of 46,184 km ² and 78 municipalities. Is in the Southeast and around the major metropolises of the country That makes leisure attraction for tourists, businesses and events from Sao Paulo, Bahia and Minas Gerais.

There are many advantages to visiting the Espírito Santo. It has easy road access, being linked to other states of the BR 101 and BR 262, which interconnects with the Midwest.

To receive tourists, has excellent infrastructure, capable of hosting 11,400 people in the metropolitan area, excellent hotels and restaurant chain.

Map of Espirito Santo

Map of Espírito Santo

Routes

Route Caparaó

This route covers 11 municipalities around the Caparaó National Park, located on the border with Espírito Santo Minas Gerais and is located where Pico da Bandeira, with 2.890m altitude. Form part of the municipalities of: Jerônimo Monteiro, Alegre, Guaçuí, São José do Calçado, Dores do Rio Preto, Divino São Lourenço,Ibitirama, Irupi, Iúna, Muniz Freire and Ibatiba.

Route Path of Immigrants

Route Paths immigrants is formed by the cities of Cariacica , Itarana , Santa Teresa, Fundão, Itaguaçu , Jetibá of Santa Maria , Santa Leopoldina and São Roque do Canaã. Several kilometers of natural beauty.

This route provides fun and a culture lesson for those looking to learn a little about their roots or even want to learn more about Espírito Santo.

Route of the Sun and stew (Vitória, Serra, Guarapari, Vila Velha and Anchieta)

This was the first route established in Espírito Santo. Suitable for those who enjoy the beach, nautical tourism, religious tourism, historical / cultural and gastronomy.In Capixaba cuisine stands out for stew and pie Espirito Santo, based dishes made of seafood, served in a clay pot, crafts tied to indigenous traditions. Winalso includes one of the biggest off-season carnivals in the Southeast, the Vital.

In the municipality of Serra , the characteristics of folk capixaba people can be enjoyed through cultural events. The Feast of St. Benedict meets Indian traditions, African and Portuguese. The bands that make Congo to St. Benedict praises are a major folkloric state. The preserve features bucolic beaches, being recommended for bathing and for some surfing.

Old Town , the oldest city in the state, owns assets such as the Convent of Nossa Senhora da Penha, Espirito Santo symbol of faith in its collection that houses the oldest fabric of Latin America, the image of Our Lady of Joys.

Another asset the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, the first church built by settlers in Brazil.

Historical aspects can also be seen at the Lighthouse Museum in Santa Luzia and Vale do Rio Doce, which tells the story of the Estrada de Ferro Vitoria-Minas and allows to appreciate the restored steam locomotive. Beaches such as Praia da Costa, Itapoã Itaparica and guarantee a pleasant sunbathing and swimming.

Guarapari one of the most famous spas of Santo coast

Guarapari , known as the City Health for their medicinal properties of monazite sands, one of the hottest Balnerio Santo coast. Schooner and diving services enable tourists to learn about the marine biodiversity of the coast of Espirito Santo. Nightclubs and restaurants to ensure diverse, especially in summer in the city in nautical tourism. Nightclubs and restaurants ensure the nightlife.

The municipality of Anchieta , located on the southern coast of Espírito Santo, is characterized by the famous street carnival. It has beaches, crystalline waters where fishing takes place underwater and windsurfing.

Within history, the Church of Our Lady Assuno houses the Museu Nacional de Anchieta that combines pieces of high historical value and sacrum.

Under the historical-cultural place is the walk to redo the route of Blessed Father Jose de Anchieta, which we call Steps of Anchieta, which in turn stops the sightseeing tour highlighting traditions and enjoy the beautiful coastal allowing the state.

Sea Route and the Mountains (Vitória, Viana, Marechal Floriano, Domingos Martins and Venda Nova)

Viana is part of the metropolitan region of Vitoria, while retaining characteristics of a quiet country town.

This marks you see around the city, where agrotourism and rural tourism are featured. Here, you can make a pleasant stroll through the sites to prepare, by hand, various kinds of homemade products. All this comes from the tradition left by the immigrants who arrived in the town in the nineteenth century: Portuguese, blacks, Indians, Italians and Germans.

In the House of Culture, you can return to the past, contemplating the photographic and utensils securities that preserve the history. The Big House, which belonged to the Family Lyrio, located at the headquarters of the city, is a relic of colonial architecture.

This house has been home to the Emperor Pedro II is considered one of the oldest buildings of Espírito Santo. Another option is to practice extreme sports: treekking, hang gliding, hiking trails or motocross. And to top it off, how about a dip in the water park with slides and spouts of water natural? It's fun.

Domingos Martins is characterized by the particular culinary resulting from the influence of German and Italian settlers. The city has striking architecture and European climate. The city has an excellent hotel infrastructure, with options of colonial cafes and lush landscaping.

Adventure tourism is also appreciated and practiced in this region of mountain chains. Blue Rock State Park is a regional reference, having tracks and pools. Domingos Martins events are presented as the International Meeting of Friends of Wine Sommeliers bringing together the largest in the country and international attractions and the International Winter Festival, which presents concerts that attract many visitors and tourists.

Known as the city of Orchids, Marechal Floriano has a vast number of species of orchids in the forests around the city.Italian immigration to Germany, you can enjoy delicious dishes in traditional restaurants of the region, accompanied by a pleasant mountain climate.

The dance and the corals grow traditions, with groups in Italy and Germany who travel throughout Brazil taking the dances and music, the joy brought by immigrants and the hope of advancement of new land, where family farms predominate today.

Venda Nova do Imigrante is known for Polenta Feast of preserving customs and traditions of Italy. The council also protects the facial features of the times the period of colonization. Among the segments explored, there is agri-tourism, adventure tourism and ecotourism.

The agrotourism in Venda Nova do Imigrante is a benchmark of national tourism. The farms offer options for purchasing a wide variety of products such as homemade jams, jellies, breads, coffee, cheese, and where tourists have the opportunity to follow the processes of food production and day-to-day rural life.

Green Route and Waters (Vitoria, Aracruz, Linhares, São Mateus, Conceicao da Barra)

The Green Route and Waters is an extreme natural riches roadmap allowing tourists to enter on the history of towns and experience the bucolic beaches.

The 50km from the capital, is Aracruz which is surrounded by natural attractions, is home to tribal reservations Tupiniquins and Guarani, which sell their crafts.Since the installation of the plant's production Aracruz Celulose, the city became a world reference in the production of cellulose gill.

Linhares , city known as Paradise Waters, holds 25% of the reserves of Atlantic Forest and 64 lakes that make up the largest lake complex in the Southeast Region, with the primary Juparanã Lagoon, 38 km.

The sea waves is suitable to practice water sports. In the town of Regency, the Tamar is developed that preserves the species of sea turtles. Four of the five species found in Brazil spawn in Espírito Santo.

Matthew Every tourist has a rich heritage and culture. This municipality is situated in the Port of St. Matthew which has around 32 houses, built in the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries and listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage, which refer to the tourist season of the landed aristocracy.

On the coast, the island of Guriri, one of the State, attached to the mainland by a bridge over the river Mariricu, is the main tourist spot for those who enjoy partying.

Conceicao da Barra , the capital of Espirito Santo forró, gathers dunes, beaches, featuring pools at low tide, and wild.

In the city also happens the famous Dance of Congo, a popular theatrical self lasting one week.

The festival known as Ticumbi portrays the struggle between the Kings and Kings Bamba Congo, vying for the privilege of promoting the festival in honor of St. Benedict. Conceicao da Barra with a knack for transforming the Northeast District Itaúnas the most important set of tourist municipality.

The main feature of Itaúnas dunes are 30 meters tall. A sheet sand blown by the northeast wind grew progressively invaded homes and burying the primitive core population that began over 300 years.

The council also protects the National Park Itaúnas, established in 1991, preserves a variety of integrated ecosystem fauna and flora which gave him the title of World Heritage by Unesco.

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