A Visit to Santos, Brazil

Santos is the coastal port city for Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest city and seventh largest metropolitan area on Earth. I had an opportunity to spend the day in Santos and thought I would share with you, a few of my activities there.

It is a fact that Brazilian’s love their coffee. What better way to dive into the local flavor of the region, than a visit to the Brazilian Coffee Museum. Located in the former Official Coffee Exchange building, the Museu do Café offers exhibits intended to give information about the history of coffee in Brazil. Although the descriptions are in Portuguese, with no English translation, I found it easy to follow along by using the illustrations. And of course, no visit would be complete without a sampling of Brazilian fresh brew!

I am not sure which might be more loved by Brazilians; coffee or football. My time in Santos included a visit to the Santos Football Club Museum. The history of this famed football club is seen within its themed exhibits. Besides nearly 500 trophies, there are life-size photos, banners, documents, uniforms, and soccer balls, making the museum an interesting stop.

This Traveling Gal loves flowers, so what could be better than a visit to the Santos Botanical Gardens. The Gardens displays over 100 species of orchids and is home to a few peacocks, iguanas and turtles.

All in all, Santos is an amazing city filled with culture, sports and beauty. I am glad I was able to spend the day visiting a few of the City highlights.

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