Path of the Mills
Path of Cachaça - city of Areia
In the brejo of Paraiba, the bucolic ambience of the interior and the journey into the past take the visitor to know and experience the history of the Civilization of Sugar through the Path of Cachaça.
Path of Cachaça, in Areia
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The architecture of ancient mansions, artisanal sugarcane mills, the rich culture of the area, local gastronomy and lush vegetation are the highlights of this charming visit. The Brejo contains about 300 mills that can relive the history of the sugar civilization.
Registered by the IPHAN, Areia city has cultural and architectural treasures of the past that prove the cultural richness of the Brejo... Traveling to Areia is like traveling in the past: by the fact that the train has never arrived here, the city has stopped in the past. In the main street with colorful facades, inside the stores there is wood like 200 years ago... there are even centenarians vendors! At night, locals put their chairs in the street to discuss...
At the end of Alagoa Grande, direction Areia, is the old tradition mill Volupia; at the exit of the city Areia, Triunfo is the newest mill... Both projects are open for visitation.
The climate of the Brejo region is marked by a curious temperature inversion: going towards west, the temperature fall sharply before rising again (the route is called route of the cold). The Brejo of Paraíba includes mountain landscapes with an average altitude of 550 m and temperatures between 12 and 18 degrees from June to August. A cold scenario for the Northeast, consisting of rivers and waterfalls, trails and rainforest, besides the centenary heritage towns and promoted events. The Brejo attracts other segments of tourism such as adventure, ecotourism, religious activity, historical and cultural tourism.
Producing region of handmade brown sugar and cachaça, a trip in the history of the Brejo leads to the times of sugarcane mills, allowing the visitor to enjoy freshly made products, and participate to the production.
In its rich historical heritage, we find: theaters, plantations, museums, hills and houses that tell the history of the state. Always accompanied by the Brejo's hospitality and rich gastronomy, and accompanied by the best cachaça of Paraíba.
Besides the emphasis on culture, visitors can also enjoy the journey to discover the mills producing cachaça and molasses, taste the regional gastronomy, experiment with nature trails, contemplate and know the history of sugar cycle in museums and historic houses of the cities of Brejo inserted in the routes "Civilization of Sugar Mills".
Because of the relief of Brejo, the region has a cooler climate. Because of this climate and becaufe the very fertile land, the city of Areia in Brejo was the cradle of culture in Paraiba. Because of the terrain, the train that was the engine of development in the region in the past never went there, and the city of Areia, classified by IPHAN, parece as stuck in the past...