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Restinga de Jurubatiba National Park- Photo: Halley Pacheco de Oliveira (license-cc-by-sa-3.0)
Restinga de Jurubatiba National Park- Photo: Halley Pacheco de Oliveira (license-cc-by-sa-3.0)

Quissamã has one of the largest and most important historical and cultural heritage sites in the State of Rio de Janeiro, specifically related to the development and heyday of sugar production in northern Rio de Janeiro.

Noteworthy are several well-preserved buildings open to visitation, such as the Casa de Fazenda Mato de Pipa from 1777 (the oldest farmhouse in the north of Rio de Janeiro) and the Casa da Fazenda Quissamã from 1826 (which belonged to the viscounts of Araruama and Quissamã and is currently a museum). There are several other well-preserved manor houses from the XNUMXth century, such as those on the São Manoel, Santa Francisca, Melo, Floresta farms, among others.

Unfortunately, other buildings of great historical importance are abandoned, such as the Casa da Fazenda Mandiqüera and the Engenho Central de Quissamã (the first in Latin America). There are also imposing ruins such as the Casa da Fazenda Machadinha, which belonged to a grandson of the Duke of Caxias, whose slave quarters are still inhabited by people who have preserved typical cuisine and the singing and dancing of the 'Quissamã fado', a form of jongo.

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