Cachoeira Travel Guide
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- CachoeiraFirst to ReviewFeb 01, 2014
Cachoeira, the cradle of actual Brazil, is an inland town in the rural zone
“Recôncavo” of Bahia, on the Paraguaçu River. The town exports sugar, cotton
and tobacco and is a thriving commercial and industrial centre.
First settled by the Indians, it was later settled by the Portuguese families of
Dias Adorno and Rodrigues Martins. It became known as Nossa Senhora do
Rosário in 1674. It was a strategic area and was linked with the mining city of
Salvador, the former colonial capital.
It became a parish on December 27, 1693. It also became Vila de Nossa
Senhora do Rosário do Porto da Cachoeira do Paraguaçu in 1698.
Sugar cane farming, gold mining on rio das Contas, increased traffic on royal
streets, and navigation on the Rio Paraguaçu combined to boost the regional
economy in the beginning of the 18th century. In the beginning of 1800, the
Cachoeirense society became very important politically. It actively participated
in the war of the Independence of Bahia in 1822.
The town became a city under the imperial decree of March 13, 1873
Cachoeira is considered a national monument of the Instituto do Patrimônio
Histórico Artístico e Nacional (IPHAN)
Bahia Guide takes travelers to this place on a regular base (1 day or 2 days, with an overnight stay at the Pousada do Convento)