Paranagua, Brazil

Paranagua is the chief port of the state of Parana, Brazil and is situated 268 km south of Santos on a lagoon 29 km from the open sea. It is approached via the Bay of Paranagua and dotted with picturesque islands.

Attractions in Paranagua include the fort of Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres, Museum of Archaeology and Popular Art, a 17th century fountain, the church of Sao Benedito and the shrine of Nossa Senhora do Rocio, 2 km from town.

There are restaurants and craft shops near the waterfront. The part of town between the waterfront, railway station and new bus station has been declared an historic area.

Things to see and do

* Museum of Archaeology and Popular Art
* Church of Sao Benedito
* Shrine of Nossa Senhora do Rocio
* Waterfront area
* 17th Century fountain

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Real (R$) (BRL)
Language – Portuguese
Population –139,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 55

Port Location – The Port of Paranagua is located in Paranagua Bay, approximately 1.5km’s from the city centre.

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