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Top Choice Museum in Cidade de Goiás

Museu das Bandeiras

The fascinating Museu das Bandeiras is an old jail (1766–1950) that’s full of interesting antiques and original furniture – the 1.5m-thick cell walls, originally made of weak taipa de pilão wood and reinforced with …
Top Choice Brazilian in Cidade de Goiás

Flor do Ipê

For lunch, there’s a wealth of regional choices laid out in fiery-hot clay pots for R$30. In the evenings, the shady garden setting fills up quickly for excellent à la carte local dishes.
Brazilian in Cidade de Goiás


Up a rickety wooden staircase, this unconventional spot is tops in town to try piping-hot empadão, served in traditional ceramic crockery.
Museum in Cidade de Goiás

Museu de Arte Sacra

In the old Igreja da Boa Morte, this just-renovated museum has a good selection of 19th-century works by renowned Goiânian sculptor Viega Vale.
Church in Cidade de Goiás

Igreja São Francisco de Paula

The most impressive of the town’s seven churches is the oldest, built in 1761. There's a humble religious museum inside (R$2).
Sweets in Cidade de Goiás

Casa do Doce

You’ll find the colorful display of 28 crystallized fruits here too much to walk away from.
Museum in Cidade de Goiás

Casa de Cora Carolina

The Casa de Cora Carolina is the birthplace and home of the area’s renowned poet.
Palace in Cidade de Goiás

Palácio Conde dos Arcos

The Palácio Conde dos Arcos is the restored colonial governor’s residence.
Religious in Cidade de Goiás

Semana Santa

The highlight of the week before Easter is the Wednesday-night procession re-enacting the arrest of Christ. The streetlights are turned off and thousands march through the streets carrying torches, led by 40 eerie, …
Film in Cidade de Goiás

Festival International de Cinema e Video Ambiental

The largest environmental film festival in the world, usually held in June or August.