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Introducing Cananéia

Smaller and prettier than neighboring Iguape, Cananéia has an even longer lineage. Founded in 1531, it’s considered one of the oldest European settlements in Brazil, and while the bulk of the old town was built in the 19th century, there are a few buildings that date to the 16th century, such as the Igreja São Batista (Praça Martim Afonso de Souza; 9am-noon, 2-6pm Wed-Sun). Unfortunately, many buildings in the town are in varying states of disrepair.