Tuesday, November 13, 2012

São Cristovão - Brazil

Another touchnote card sent by Tito using one of his pictures. This one is showing the São Francisco Square in São Cristovão, a city in the Northeastern state of Sergipe.
The city was established by the Portuguese as one of the first colonization attempts in Sergipe, which makes the city the fourth oldest one in Brazil.

Photo by Tito Garcez
São Francisco Square, in the town of São Cristovão, is a quadrilateral open space surrounded by substantial early buildings such as São Francisco Church and convent, the Church and Santa Casa da Misericórdia, the Provincial Palace and the associated houses of different historical periods surrounding the Square. This monumental ensemble, together with the surrounding 18th- and 19th- century houses, creates an urban landscape which reflects the history of the town since its origin. The Franciscan complex is an example of the typical architecture of the religious order developed in north-eastern Brazil.
In 2010 it was selected as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. - in: wikipedia

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