A travel journal
to Santos by enizete
Quote: Santos is a very beautiful city located along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
It has canals,beaches,and even a fort that once protected its shores from hostile countries.
The beaches of Santos are Jose Marinho, Gonzaga, Boqueiro, Embare and Ponta da Praia.
The city is cut among seven canals which add variety to its splendor. Each canal more beautiful that the next.
Praca Maua is a very scenic and comfortable city square.
Watching a soccer game of Santos soccer team is worthwhile too.
This is the team which the world famous soccer player, Pele' performed. He obtained his 1000 goal in November of 1969,playing against another team called Vasco da Gama.
Information for you soccer lovers.
Evenings are very exciteable for partiers as the night is always young in Santos.
Admire the forgotten monument in Santos as well. It is in Praca Maua, called Marco Zero.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 8, 2001
Carina Flat Hotel
Rua Ministro Joao Mendes
Rua Bittencourt,130-Vila Nova
Hotel | "Parque Balneario"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 8, 2001
Parque Balneario Hotel
AVENIDA ANA COSTA 555
Mendes Plaza Hotel
AV MARECHAL FLORIANO PEIXOTO42
Last year, a city tour of Santos began to be offered via streetcar. For a price of only 3 Real(US$1.50), one can travel via streetcar to the following city stops, which include visiting old English mansion ruins at Valongo, Casa Rosa – Bolsa do Cafe (coffee exchange market), Praca Barao do Rio Branco, Praca Maua, and Praca Rui Barbosa.
This is the inteninary:
Rua General Camara
Rua do Comercio
Largo Marques de Monte Alegre
Estacao do Valongo
Rua Jose Ricardo (ramal alternativo)
Praca Barao do Rio Branco
Rua Visconde do Rio Branco
Rua Augusto Severo
Rua Cidade de Toledo
Each trip via the trolleys is accompanied by two municipal guards from the city of Santos and an additional one at each stop.
The presence of the guards are not simply for security but for dealing with any emergencies tourists might have.
On weekends, the tour lasts about two hours and is closed on Mondays for scheduled maintenances.
Basically mormings are dedicated for tourism and between the hours of 3 to 5 pm, the fare is but .50 Real(US$.25cents), for conventional service.
Even if you're near Praca Maua only in the afternoon, it is well worth the trip.
Streetcars in Santos- Tourism at its Best
Praca Maua- Center of City
Worth taking the children with you.
Especially interesting are the many birds there.
Chico Mendes Botantical Gardens
Rua Eng. Antonio Freire,310-Santa Maria
From atop the mountain, one can view all the beaches,the Port of Santos,and area municipalities. Being that it is located on a mountain, one needs to arrive there via one way or another. Will leave the choice for you.
One method is via cablecar and the other is by walking up a lot of steps.
The cablecar is to be considered, although the steps leading up the mountain are scenic as well. Above all, if considering the steps, they are a very long travel upward. All 415 of the steps. Yes, I typed correctly, 415 steps.
On top of the mountain will be seen a famous chapel called Nossa Senhora do Monte Serrat.Mp>
The historical value of this location is as beautiful as the scenic view.
Its history dates back to the days of 1599. Its governor general named Dom Francisco de Souza, admired Nossa Senhora do Monte Serrate (Holy Mother of Mount Serrat) so much that he ordered the construction of the Monte Serrate Chapel. It is the oldest temple in Santos. Every year on the 8th of September, they celebrate the birth of that chapel, with procession celebrations.
Its most interesting history occurred in the year of 1614.
In that year, the naval ships of Holland invaded the area and the citizens of Santos escaped certain death by climbing up the mountain. Once atop the mountain, they prayed for salvation to Mother Mary. As this occurred portions of the walls are said to have fallen on the advancing armies of Holland below, therefore saving many people above from certain death.
Praca Patriarca Jose Bonifacio s/n
Santos, State of Sao Paulo
The Forgotten Monument in Time
Fortaleza da Barra Grande
Santos Municipal Aquarium
Avenida Bartolomeu de Gusmao-Ponta da Praia
Hours of operation are Tuesday-Friday 9am till 6pm and on Saturdays from 8am till 2 pm. Admission is free.
To familiarize yourself with Jose Bonifacio de Andrada e Silva, one must think back to their own history founders, like Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison and George Washington of USA. Without Andrada in Brazil's past, the outcome for the country would certainly been different. Among his accomplishments and Brazil's, is a document entitled "Lembrancas e Apontamentos do Governo Provisorio de Sao Paulo". His document created the process of a new nation.
Another of his papers in 1823, supporting the end of slavery in Brazil,led to legalization ending slavery in Brazil. Years later with his grandson's continued support, slavery was abolished in 1888.
Pantheon dos Andradas
Praca Barao do Rio Branco
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 9, 2001
Santos, State of Sao Paulo
Avenida Pinheiro Machado
Avenida Dr.Bernardino de Campos
Avenida Washington Luis
Avenida Siqueira Campos
Avenida Almirante Cochrane
Avenida Coronel Joaquim Montenegro
and, Avenida General San Martin
It has an Island called Sao Vicente, although most of Santos is situated among the continent of Brazil.