Joao Pessoa Vacations & Travel Packages!
The capital of the state of Paraiba in Brazil, Joao Pessoa is also known as the city where 'sun rises first' as it is the easternmost city in the Americas. It is the largest city in the state. The city is popular for being the greenest and most beautiful city in Brazil. Though Joao Pessoa is located close to Brazil's desert, its coastal location and tropical climate make it an attractive and vibrant city. Joao Pessoa boasts around 40 kilometers of shoreline, much of which include attractive beaches.
Places of Interest in Joao Pessoa
Estacao Cabo Branco
Inaugurated in 2008, Estação Cabo Branco is a cultural center designed by renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. It is more interesting for its space-age architecture. The center boasts Abelardo da Hora's female-form sculptures dotted around the grounds. The main building is in hexagonal shape and is made by glass. The building offers great views from its top floor terrace.
Centro Cultural Sao Francisco
One of the most beautiful monasteries in Brazil, Sao Francisco is a stunning complex built over two centuries. The site features the facade, the adjoining Santo Antonio Monastery, and the church towers. The chapel is the major highlight of Centro Cultural Sao Francisco especially for the quantity of gold adorning its altars.
Praia de Tambau
Located at a distance of around 7 kilometers from the city center, Praia de Tambau is an urban beach apt to spend pleasant time. Along the seafront, coconut palms, fig trees, restaurants, bars, and a broad promenade are stung.