Brazil Destinations, Aracaju

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The history of the city of Aracaju is related to the city of St. Christopher, the former capital of the
captaincy of Sergipe (current state of Sergipe). It was founded in 1855 and was the second planned
capital of a Brazilian state (the first was Teresina in 1852). Its shape refers to a chessboard. All the
streets were designed geometrically like a chessboard, emerging from the river Sergipe. Until then,
cities were adapted to the respective natural topographical conditions, establishing an irregularity in
the urban panorama, except the towns founded in the sixteenth century for example (usually villages
of private protectorates headquarters example of Olinda), which were planned in a linear fashion
based on a cross according to maps of the time. The engineer Sebastian Jose Basilio Pirro countered
this irregularity and Aracaju was in Brazil, one of the first examples of such geometric trend.
The climate is hot and humid, rainy season from March to August. The average annual temperature is
26 ° C and average annual rainfall of 1590 mm. The hottest months of Aracaju are: January, February
and March, with an average temperature of 27 ° C, and the average maximum is 29 ° C and the
minimum is 24 ° C. The coldest are July and August with an average temperature of 24 ° C, the
average maximum does not exceed 27 ° C, and at night the temperature drops to 21 ° C.
Thanks to the proximity to the mouth of Sergipe and Vaza­Barris rivers, Aracaju has murkier hue
waters, unlike the blue whiting sea that can be seen in other Northeastern capitals. It conquers the
visitors, however, for being a city very organized and well maintained.
Among the beaches of the capital of Sergipe, Atalaia Beach is the most urbanized, with bike paths,
restaurants and well­structured tents. The trick is to walk through its quiet, well­maintained boardwalk.
The Saco beach has palm trees, dunes and the quiet green sea makes it one of the most beautiful
coasts of Sergipe.
The Aracaju Airport receives flights from all major capitals like Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Recife,
Florianopolis, Brisilia, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.