The interactive and participatory Open Green Map of Paraty is now available on-th-go. Today, there hundreds of sites on OpenGreenMap.org to explore from your desktop or with your smart phone thanks to the release of an Open Green Map smart phone app.
To get the map- visit the app store on your phone or click here.
History of this location:
Libero Brasil Design is a trendy jewelry shop located in the heart of Paraty’s Historical Center. The collection is made locally in Partay by Ana Maria Graca, a Brazilian artist who studied in Belo Horizonte and in Florence Italy. She developed a technique of polishing marble similar to the technique used in precious gems, producing artistic handmade marble jewelry with a unique design.
Inspired by the natural beauty of Paraty, the handmade jewelry ranges anywhere from necklaces, rings, anklets, and earrings made out of marble and/or recycled metal. Employees are very helpful and patient creating a relaxed atmosphere. Each purchase is gift-wrapped accompanied by a Libero Brasil Design information packet.
Type of Location: Jewelry Hours: 10:00 – 23:00
Address: Rua Santa Rita, 09
esquina com a Rua do Comercio
Centro Historico, Paraty, RJ
Phone/Fax: (24) 3371 7040
Nextel Cel: (24) 7835 8502
Conexao Direta: 8*6493
Languages: Fluent Portuguese/Spanish Intermediate English
Cash and Visa accepted.
Rating 4.33 out of 5
We are happy to announce that we are moving our map on to the new Open Green Map. We are working to move all of the 60 sites from Paraty Green Map to Open Green Map, so you may see a reduced number of sites for the next few months.
The Open Green Map (OGM) offers several advantages, primarily the interaction with the icons, searchability on the map, and integration with the entire Green Map Organization. Congratulations to the Green Map team for realizing the OGM in 2009!!! We hope you enjoy the Paraty Open Green Map.
Please send us an email if you run into any problems.
History of this business:
Owner Maria Teresa Etrusco, a Sao Paulo native, after living in France opened her doors on May 1, 2008 after 2 years of planning and design, and 5 years to create a new concept of pousada in historical Paraty, the boutique pousada. Casa Turquesa is a cut above the rest, and unique to Paraty. Designed by Renato Tavolaroo, while keeping with the historical tradition of the town, Casa Turquesa has been converted to a 9 spacious and contemporary room guest house with beautiful design touches, terrific attention to detail and immaculate workmanship. Upon check-in guests are given personal sandals as part of the transformation experience to be worn around the hotel. Each suite has a unique color theme, noted by the tassel on the door and the accents of the room. All suites have high ceilings, large beds, quality furnishings, and large state of the art bathrooms. Every detail has been very well thought out by Maria through her experience of other hotels. Casa Turquesa features amenities that she feels are omitted in other hotels, such as full length mirrors, good reading lights on adjustable stands, and Egyptian cotton bed linens. Additionally, the staff at Casa Turquesa makes you feel like family; If you wake up at 2 pm and want breakfast, its there. All meals are cooked on premise using the freshest local ingredients. The communal reading space, equipped with a fireplace for cool evenings, gives a feel of home, and a luxurious plunge pool as a centerpiece in a walled garden adorned by native plants displays Brazil’s natural beauty. At check-out each guest is given a personal parting gift as a remembrance of their stay.
Sustainable Features of this business:
An equal amount of attention to the environment was considered as the attention to guests in the design of Casa Turquesa. The layout of the property capitalizes on the natural sunlight and cross ventilation of Paraty. Additionally, the pousada was constructed using local woods and keeping in tradition with the local colonial history. As far as energy usage, Casa Turquesa utilizes energy efficient lights and fans, and individual A/C units and water heaters. The pousada also installed an eco friendly waste management system. In the kitchen products for breakfast and tea are grown locally, and in the office all employees are locals, many of whom speak Portuguese, Spanish, and English. Also, the art through out the hotel is the art of Francisco, a manager. In all, a stay at Casa Turquesa proves that environmental sustainability does not compromise luxury or comfort. This pousad hires local people and was elected ‘Pousada of 2008’ by Guia Quatro Rodas, Brazil’s most respected hotel guide.
Location/Address of Site: Dr. Pereira 50 – Centro Historico
Paraty – RJ – Brasil – Cep: 23.970-000
Phone Number: (24) 3371-1037
Fax Number: same
Internet Site: www.casaturquesa.com.br
Owner Name: Maria Teresa Etrusco
Does the owner live locally? Split between Brazil and France
Languages spoken: English, Portuguese, French
Accessibility/Directions: Walking distance from he Historic Center.
Rating 4.00 out of 5
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