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Epic Discovery Memorial (Memorial da Epopeia do Descobrimento) Tours and Activities

Epic Discovery Memorial (Memorial da Epopeia do Descobrimento)
At the Epic Discovery Memorial (Memorial da Epopeia do Descobrimento), visitors can learn about the history of Portuguese colonizers in Brazil. The monument features a life-size replica of a Portuguese ship and also contains botanical gardens and exhibits about the history of Brazil.

The Basics
Built on the seafront, the Epic Discovery Monument is made up of a life-size replica of Nau Capitânia, the vessel that brought Pedro Álvares Cabral and his crew to Brazil. There is also a museum, where the story of Brazil’s colonization is told through documents and artifacts.

Take a tour with the museum’s guides—who are all descendants of Pataxó Indians—to learn about the colonization of the land and about the native species found on the trail. You can also visit a replica of a Hollow, a typical style of Pataxó lodging.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Epic Discovery Memorialis is popular with visitors interested in Brazilian history.
  • The monument is not wheelchair-accessible.
  • Children under 12 and seniors over 60 enter for free.

How to Get There

The Epic Discovery Memorial is located on Cruzeiro beach, about a 5-minute drive—or a 25-minute walk—from the center of the city of Porto Seguro. There is free parking available around the memorial.

When to Get There

The memorial is open Tuesdays through Sundays, from early morning through early evening with a break for lunch. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing. Expect to spend between 1–2 hours exploring the site.

Monte Pascoal

If you are interested in the history of Portuguese colonization, head to Monte Pascoal National Park, south of Porto Seguro, after your visit to the Epic Discovery Memorial. The park was created in 1961 to preserve the first point of land seen by Cabral’s crew and covers an area of 56 square miles (145 square kilometres) that includes the indegenous Pataxó tribe’s protected land.
Address: Av. Beira Mar, 800 - Orla Norte, Porto Seguro 45810-000, Brazil
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Memorial da Epopeia do Descobrimento Admission Ticket with Guided Tour

Memorial da Epopeia do Descobrimento Admission Ticket with Guided Tour

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Spend the day learning about Bahia’s colonial history and touring a replica of one of the Portuguese ships that first arrived in Brazil. Visitors can see the inside of the ship and tour a hall full of artifacts and documents telling the story of Brazil’s colonization, with narration from historian guides. Guests of the memorial can also learn about the history of Bahia Indigenous Pataxó people and tour a replica of an original Pataxó dwelling. The memorial also has a beautiful botanical garden to explore.
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