Museum of the Cavalhadas, Pirenopolis

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Acting as the region’s cultural center, Museum of the Cavalhadas focuses on the history of the cavalhadas, annual festivals marking the struggle between Christianity and Islam. These popular street festival were brought to Brazil by the Portuguese settlers, who brought the story of Christianity’s victory over the invading Moors from their native country. The privately-owned museum honors the memory of these early colonists and offers an insight into the rich culture and art they carried over from the Old World. The museum is open daily and is a convenient resource for visitors interested in the history of this old colonial town. Make it a brief stop on your tour of the historic town center. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Pirenopolis holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Museum of the Cavalhadas and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It was an interesting mishmash of odd memorabilia. Not very extensive and in only two small rooms. The "guide", who apparently was summoned from the tourism office down the street,appeared to be...  more »
  • I liked the video with Cavalhadas history. The entrance for the Museum is only R$1,00. You can see some of the party clothes and masks, besides to watch the video on the first floor.  more »
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