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Looking across Forte Defensor, built in 1703 and outfitted with 6 cannons protecting the city's warehouses and ports from increasing piracy looting the ships to Rio. After Paraty's decline, it was in ruins until 1822, when it was reconstructed and dedicated to Brazilian emperor Pedro I (r. 1822-31).
LOCATION: Paraty
DATE: Fri, 13/12/2013
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