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Sightseeing tours in Natal

Sightseeing tours in Natal

Rio Grande do Norte (state)
Brilliant sun, blue skies, endless beaches and dunes, are the tourist trademark of the northeastern state of Brazil. The Atlantic winds have accumulated enormous sand dunes along the 400 km long coastline.


Natal
Fortaleza On January, 6th 1598 the Portuguese built at the mouth of the river Rio Potengi, the Forte dos Reis Magos (Fortress of the Magi). Then the city of Natal (Christmas) was founded on December 25th, 1598. Natal was in 1633, because of the strategic proximity to Africa (ca.4000 KM), taken and occupied by the Dutch. Natal was renamed New Amsterdam. 1654 were able to conquer the Portuguese Natal and Rio Grande do Norte.


Forte dos Reis Magos
The fort is the main attraction of the city. It was built in 1598 by the Portuguese from clay, and limestone reef and was quickly washed away by the surf. From 1614 to 1628 the fort was rebuilt in the form of a five-pointed star by the architect Francisco de Frias de Mesquita.

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