Looking for the perfect souvenir – look no further! Paraty is exploding with artistic flavour – you will find an eclectic mix of “lojas” or shops to suit all your shopping needs.
Spend an afternoon ( or many!) strolling the cobblestone streets and discover the hidden treasures Paraty has to offer. Around every corner , a pleasant surprise awaits – a cachaca tasting or a painter at work – you will not be disappointed.
Witness wood come alive in the incredible sculptures available in Paraty. Whether in the shape of a fishing boat, native woman or a decorative flower – you will de impressed by the skills of the artists. Check out the daily Art & Crafts fair or many of the small arts and crafts shops scattered throughout the historic centre.
Paraty is renowned for its handcrafts – ranging from handmade carpets, throws and hammocks to typical pottery and sculputres. The latter are aways very colourful and extremely well made. An ideal gift to bring back home.
Paraty is a little town of artists. There are some really interesting art galleries some with amazingly creative and witty pieces of art. An in some cases you might find your way into an artist´s studio or find them right in the cobbled streets, at work, painting!
In Paraty also a wonderful collection of antiques,in some shops at the Historical Center.
You can spend pleasant and unforgetable hours admiring the craftsmanship that transcends the centuries!
A journey to Paraty is not complete without entering a Cachaça store. Shelves and shelves stocked with many varieties of the sugar cane drink as well as canned fruit , marmelades and jams to make you succumb to temptation. Check out Emporio da Cachaca , Armazen da Cachaca or Escritorio da Cachaca.