Cruz das Almas

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In the 18th century attract by the quality of the soil settler from the neighbor city Cachoeira, established the sugar cane culture, founded sugar mills and plantation complexes and initiated the construction of a village; Cruz das Almas (located 146km away from Salvador) was founded at the margin of the Royal Road, which started in São Félix and followed until the states of Minas Gerais and Goiás, passing by Rio de Contas. The origin of the city’s name is attributed to a big cross set at a crossroad, where people prayed.

The city is famous for one of the most traditional festival of the Northeastern region of Brazil, Saint John’s Festival. Its hotel complex offers comfort to visitors and the city has a good infrastructure of services. Every year there are fireworks that can be watched from safe places.


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