Penedo (Alagoas)

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On the banks of the São Francisco River, Penedo is another city in Alagoas that attracts travelers who leave to discover this region of Spain. Located in the south of the state, right on the border with Sergipe, the main attraction there is the city itself, unlike other coastal municipalities that, because they are bathed by the sea, end up being highlighted by the beaches.

Penedo was the birthplace of Alagoas. Founded in the XNUMXth century, it is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the state, and has unique historical riches. In addition, it is a neighbor of Piaçabuçu, a city where there is the mouth of Velho Chico in the sea, and which also attracts visitors because of the river walks.

In this post you will see:

  • Things to do in Penedo (AL)
  • Where to stay in Penedo (AL)
    • Airbnb in Penedo
    • Hotels in Penedo
    • Hostels in Penedo
  • Where to eat in Penedo (AL)
  • national travel insurance
  • Car hire in Alagoas
  • Flights to Alagoas
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Things to do in Penedo (AL)

The historical and cultural wealth of Penedo do Alagoas is the main highlight of the city. With incredible colonial-style historic buildings, a stroll through the center to see these old buildings up close is essential to get to know a little about the past of Alagoas, and understand more about the culture of this state.

Among the places that are worth a visit, in Praça Doze de Abril, the Nossa Senhora da Corrente Church is one of the main ones, with beautiful architecture and Portuguese tile decoration to appreciate. Another interesting place is the Museu do Paço Imperial, in addition to the São Francisco Convent and the Santa Maria dos Anjos Church.

There, of course, the beaches could not be missing either, which are the real attractions of tourists who go to Alagoas. 30 km from the city, visit Peba beach, where dunes and coconut trees form an oasis landscape near the banks of the São Francisco.

Finally, several people end up arriving in Penedo because of the mouth of the famous river, which attracts many to the region. If you spontaneously decided to go to the site of the first village in Alagoas, it is also worth going to the neighboring municipality and participating in the boat trip on the Velho Chico.

Where to stay in Penedo (AL)

There are good inns and hotels to stay in the Penedo do Alagoas region. Look for charming lodgings, in colonial-style mansions, but close to locations with beautiful views. The Coruripe River is another one that bathes the lands in the region, and looking for accommodation in the surroundings is also a good idea.

Airbnb in Penedo

Have you already defined your hosting? Searching for a stay can be challenging, depending on the location and/or time of year. That's why we recommend renting an airbnb on your trip. There are different houses, apartments, lofts or rooms for rent throughout Spain, including airbnb in Penedo. It's safe, reliable and cost-effective. An experience that is worth it!

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Hotels in Penedo

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Hostels in Penedo

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Historic center of Penedo – Photo: Wikimedia

Where to eat in Penedo (AL)

Visitors can also enjoy good and tasty dishes in Penedo, Alagoas. Some say they serve the best crab in the region, and fish dishes are also very popular. In addition, other varied meats can also be consumed at the destination, including some exotic delicacies. Also look for restaurants overlooking the river.

national travel insurance

Unforeseen events happen! If you do not have health insurance or if your medical and hospital coverage does not cover this region, taking out national travel insurance may be a good idea. It's super cheap – from R$4 per day – and with it you travel peacefully, avoiding unplanned expenses. LEARN MORE HERE.

Part of the city – Photo: Wikimedia

Car hire in Alagoas

Renting a car in Alagoas is a great idea. In addition to optimizing your time a lot, you will be able to enjoy it more without having to depend on public transport.

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Flights to Alagoas

Looking for a good deal and flight prices? When buying tickets to Alagoas, it is worth taking a look at the website Promo Tickets.

It is quite common to find cheaper and better flight options than on other sites. We always use and is it worth it?

The Velho Chico in Penedo – Photo: Wikimedia

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