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Panoramic view of the city - Photo: Rita Barreto - Setur-Ba (License: cc-by-sa-3.0)
Panoramic view of the city - Photo: Rita Barreto - Setur-Ba (License: cc-by-sa-3.0)

Considered a national monument and listed by the National Artistic Heritage Institute in 1971, Cachoeira, after Salvador, is the Bahian city that brings together the most important architectural collection in the Baroque style. Its houses, churches, historic buildings preserve the image of Brazil Empire - a time when trade and soil fertility made Cachoeira the richest, most populous village and one of the most important in Brazil - during the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries.

During the XNUMXth century, Cachoeira projected itself in the political history of the country. The struggles against the Portuguese gunboat, the proclamation of Prince D. Pedro I as Regent, the bombing and resistance (when the heroine Maria Quitéria appeared), are facts that still fill the local population with pride. During the Paraguayan War, the nurse from Cachoeirana, Ana Nery, enlisted in the Brazilian army.

At the time of the Empire, the village received the title of Heroic. He got to know the fame again with the development of the tobacco industry and the installation of the Dannemann and Suerdieck cigar factory.

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