Certainly the city of Aracaju, small, cozy and quiet, it stands out among the northeastern capitals for offering an excellent quality of life to its residents. This is because, well structured and planned, the capital has great parks, squares, beaches and the famous Orla de Atalaia, which won the title of “The most beautiful coast in Brazil”.
But, the reason you should already know! Along its entire length, the waterfront is filled with great restaurants specializing in different cuisines, a complete leisure area for children with playgrounds, skating rink, a huge bike path, lakes with pedal boats and even a go-kart track.
Furthermore, the city is contained between two rivers: the Sergipe River, on the northernmost border that forms the border with the municipality of Barra dos Coqueiros; and at the southern end is the Empty Barrels. Both connected by two bridges.
Owner of one of the most famous June festivals in Brazil, Aracaju has many cultural attractions to offer throughout the year. In the month of June, for example, the celebrations of June festivals begin on the first day of the month and continue for more than 30 days. The center of the capital is even more charming with the themed decorations, throughout the Hilton Lopes square thousands of colorful flags are placed, to make the place the stage of the most famous festival in the city, Forró Caju.
In addition, the rich cuisine combines typical dishes of the northeastern hinterland with delicious seafood. As a result, exquisite and colorful dishes with surprising aromas conquer tourists. Capon pirão, carne do sol, stewed chicken, cod, dishes prepared with crabs and shrimp are on the menu of the main restaurants in the city. Regional fruits can also be found at the Albano Franco Municipal Market, especially mangaba, acerola, genipap and of course cashew.
Finally, the history and culture of the state is present in the historic center of the city and can be seen in several museums, houses and in the daily life of Sergipe. The Sergipe People's Museum and the Casa de Cultura de Aracaju they present exhibitions, films and a very varied collection aimed at preserving the state's tradition.
Things to do in Aracaju
Aracaju It has approximately 35 km of coastline with warm and calm waters. Certainly, among the most popular, the beaches of Atalaia stand out, with a perfect infrastructure full of great options for restaurants, hotels and leisure.
Praia do Robalo is one of the most popular places on the edge of Aracaju. Well, there are located the best restaurants, bars, nightclubs and hotels. In addition, the beach has a long strip of sand and clear, shallow water.
Finally, Mosqueiro beach is located in a village of the same name located in the extreme south of Aracaju, during low tide some islands appear in the region, the most famous and sought after is Crôa do Goré.
Undoubtedly, Orla do Atalaia is one of the main postcards of the capital. This is because it is surrounded by the best hotels and restaurants in the city, the quiet place is a great choice for long walks, family outings, groups of friends and couples. In addition, the boardwalk on the beach houses an incredible leisure area that includes a sports court, bike path, snack bar and areas for children's play.
The historic center of Aracaju is filled with places to know. This is because it has museums, historical monuments, old mansions that can be appreciated in this part of the city. Very busy during the week because of the commerce, it is the best place to observe the daily life and customs of the population, for sure.
Among the attractions are Praça Fausto Cardoso, the oldest in the capital; Parque Teófilo Dantas, with its handicraft fair; the Olímpio Campos Palace; the Tourism Center and Handicraft Museum; and, finally, the Emperor's Bridge, an anchorage built in 1859 for the disembarkation of Emperor Dom Pedro II and Empress Dona Teresa Cristina, who visited Sergipe in 1860.
The main church of Aracaju was built in the 60's and is located in the historic center of the city. Its interior deserves special mention, as there is a beautiful dome covered with 19th century paintings.
Aracaju Oceanarium – Tamar Project
Surprisingly, the huge turtle-shaped complex is the first oceanarium in the northeast and houses 18 aquariums and 5 tanks that show all the diversity and marine fauna of the region and is managed by the Tamar project.
Albano Franco and Thales Ferraz Municipal Market
The market is doing well and facing the laughThe Sergipe and more focused on selling the most popular handicrafts such as embroidery, nets, lace and straw objects. Attached is the Passarela das Flores, which connects with the Thales Ferraz Market, specializing in typical products such as tapioca flour, cheeses, rapaduras and various types of cashew nuts.
hill of san antonio
It is certainly the highest point in the city and from where you have the best view of Aracaju. In this same place, the historic assembly that defined the transfer of the capital of Sergipe from the city of São Cristóvão to Santo Antônio de Aracaju, in 1855, was held.
Industrial District Waterfront
On the banks of the Sergipe River, in the north of the capital, the edge of the Industrial District is, without a doubt, one of the new tourist attractions in Aracaju. Equipped with a bike path, boardwalk, children's playground, handicraft center, bars and restaurants, which offer excellent dishes of Sergipe cuisine, such as fish and shrimp moqueca.
Other tourist attractions in Aracaju:
- José Inácio Art and Culture Center
- Space Zé Peixe
- Palace Museum Olimpio Campos
- Croa do Goré
- Valentine's Island
- Museum of Sergipe People
- city's park
- Sergipe Handicraft Museum
- Catamaran ride on the Sergipe River
- Lookout 13th of July
- Sunset Edge
- Industrial district waterfront
- Sementeira Park
- Cashew Trees Park
- Artisan's walkway
How to get to Aracaju
Aracaju – Santa Maria Airport receives daily flights from the main capitals of Brazil.
Access via BR-101.
There are 330 km between Aracaju and Salvador (BA) or 280 km to Maceió (AL).
In addition, the city receives daily buses from several Brazilian capitals. For updated information on which companies operate to Aracaju, it is worth calling the bus station in the capital of Sergipe.
Aracaju Bus Station
Tel: (79) 3238-3900
Best time to visit Aracaju
Undoubtedly, the city has attractions all year round due to its tropical climate. Between May and July, when there may be more rain, for example, the Xingó Canyon landscape is more showy. On the other hand, in the months of September to March, the climate is drier, making it difficult to rain, therefore, the beaches are more guaranteed. Finally, in June the city becomes more colorful and experiences the rhythm of the June festivals.
Where to stay in Aracaju
Surprisingly, Booking offers more than 200 booking options. accommodation in Aracaju. See all available hotels on Booking.com here.
In addition, Aracaju has great Airbnb accommodation options. The platform, which offers rental of houses, apartments and rooms, can be much cheaper than a hotel. And finally, if you haven't registered yet, you can use this discount code.
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