The City

Maceió, capital of Alagoas, is surrounded by lakes ,a sea that merges the turquoise and emerald green beaches and beautiful gardens adorned by palm trees.  Known as “Paradise of Waters”, is considered as the “Brazilian Caribbean” due to its natural beauties that attract tourists from around the world.


Your name is Tupi. The Indians named their place “Macayo” or “Maçai-ok”, which means “that covers the marsh.” Historians claim that the capital of the State of Alagoas was born of an old sugar mill, by the 18th century. For others, being seaside, its emergence is linked to a small fishing village. Whatever its origin, the sea or sugar, Maceio is a place blessed by Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres.


The culture is expressive and remarkable mainly for its rich folklore, and their artists, writers and musicians such as singer-songwriter Djavan and poet Ledo Ivo. Among the folklore there are amusements as Caboclinho, Carvalhada, Chegança, Bumba Meu Boi, Coco de Alagoas, Festa de Reis, Guerreiro, Pastoril, Reisado, Quilombo and Zabumba. The craft is represented by the “filé” (type of embroidery) and the pottery that delights everyone for their creativity, originality and beauty.


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Learn more about our culture.
Fall in love with our Natural Beauties.
Meet the Museums.
Set unforgettable trips.
Try our cooking and the flavors of our typical gastronomy.


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