Palácio Paranaguá

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Built by the Jesuits, the house was home of Dom Pedro I and Dom Pedro II
The Palace is an icon Paranaguá also important in the history of Islanders, who have lived there since it was Dom Pedro I and Dom Pedro II visited Brazil. After several reforms, now the Palace became a postcard of the city and win special lighting on specific dates.

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The Palace Paranaguá is a well known building and is part of the History of Bahia. Protected by law, it is now one of the most popular places to visit Brazil and is open for visitation daily.

On January 20, 1898, launched the foundation stone of the building, by Lieutenant Dominic Adami de Sa, on the spot where once stood the ancient house of the Jesuits, whose ruins were completely demolished. On December 22, 1907 the Palace was opened by the same mayor, according to existing commemorative plaque on the facade.

The work of decorating and painting were done by Italian artist Oreste Sarcelli, and lighting by Vita brothers. The building has a building area of ​​1060 m2, is located in the Plaza JJ Seabra and occupies the highest part of it, in the historic and commercial city, has four facades.

The building has undergone several renovations during its nearly one hundred years of existence. Between 1912 and 1916, the building underwent a major renovation work, the government of Col. quartermaster. Antonio Pessoa, such as placement of sanitary appliances and extension and repair of furniture.

In 1919, despite the recently built, threatened to collapse, why the municipal offices were transferred to the primary school. On July 2, 1923, the building was renovated and reopened to the public by Mayor Col. Eustaquio de Souza Bastos. The floors were replaced by concrete slabs and roofs covered by three parallel primitive.

The building of City Hall was built in the period 1898 to 1907, in full bloom of the cocoa economy. It was one of the public buildings in the state more luxurious and better decorated and furnished at the time.

Worked on the upper floor, the boardroom, the office of mayor, secretary, the engineering section, hall with mural and courtrooms. Downstairs, worked: the rooms of the judges of the civil and criminal, medical center, barracks and prison, according to Borges de Barros. According to the same author, yours seems to have been inspired by the Palace of the Governors, in Salvador, before its last reconstruction in 1912, and the same neoclassical inspiration.

The name of the building, Palace Paranaguá, is a tribute to the President of the Province of Bahia, on June 28, 1881, through the Provincial Law No. 2187, raised the town of St. George of the Islanders to a city, remaining with the same name.

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