Walking down the cobblestone streets, you can feel the colonial atmosphere in the wattle and daub houses that preserve the colonial-baroque architecture of the 18th
and 19th centuries.
Relax on this charming square surrounded by bars, restaurants and large colonial houses, and take a moment to taste the ice-cream in local fruit flavors.
Built in 1761, it has served as the city jail as well as the seat of the judiciary and legislative powers. It is one of the most impressive buildings in the region.
Besides the building, the Palace has a collection of 18th century works, furniture, silverware and other articles from the old regional government.
This a permanent museum of the personal effects of the famous Brazilian poetess. There is also a small auditorium and the regional Pró-ler office, which promotes reading.
The Igreja dos Pretos was elected the Brazilian home of the Dominican monks. Before coming from France
in 1934, they restored the
Empadão goiano (chicken pot pie), pamonha, rice with pequi (souari nut) and other typical delicacies can be found in the building constructed at the beginning of the 20th century.
Founded in 1752, the Fundição House operated for 70 years. Today it houses the Public Prosecutors Office and is open for visits.
International Environmental Movie and Video Festival (FICA)
Since 1999, Goiás has hosted a cinematographic festival featuring the environment, which is considered the largest in the world. With the motto, “Learn from the past to preserve the future”, the idea is to discuss the environment in a more ample sense that involves development and quality of life.
A trip through time in central Brazil
While walking through the well-preserved colonial building from the 18th and 19th centuries, you will feel a strong connection to the Brazilian past, which increases with the city’s tranquil atmosphere. It isn’t by chance that Goiás received the World Heritage Cultural Site designation by Unesco in 2001.
For those who appreciate sacred art, Goiás has an incredible collection in its churches and museums. The unpretentious walk through the city will also yield pleasant surprises.
On Ash Wednesday, at midnight, all the lights in the city go out. Hooded men holding torches begin to run the streets to the sound of drums and 19th century music, in a dramatization of the persecution of Christ. You can follow everything as part of the crowd that has followed this tradition for more than 200 years.
Boa Morte Religious Art Museum
Installed in the Nossa Senhora da Boa Morte Church, the museum houses religious images. This is the only building in the town with a Baroque facade and is the starting point of the Procissão do Fogaréu - Bonfire Procession - a traditional religious and folk festival held during Holy Week.
Listed as a National Heritage Site, the building dates from the mid-18th century and features a mix of architectural styles.
Located in the former Town Hall and Jail, the museum displays the original Anhanguera cross as well as panels depicting the history of the central region exploration by pioneers, and furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries. It’s listed by the National Institute for Historical and Cultural Heritage.
Rivers, Waterfalls and Resorts
After exploring the city’s cultural heritage, how about relaxing with a ride down the Rio Vermelho (Red River), in the Andorinhas Waterfall or in one of the city’s many resorts. Some of them have heated pools and even room for camping.
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