A bit of history about Praia do Forte
The village had its probable beginning with the fortress built by the Portuguese nobleman Garcia D’Ávila, in the 16th century, in order to offer more protection. The village was a storing place for goods arriving by sea, later to be sent to Salvador. The Garcia D'Ávila Castle began to be built in 1551 and is considered the only construction of its kind in the Americas. It was listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute - IPHAN, in 1938. The region still preserves unique multicultural traditions and a rich culinary heritage, originating from the indigenous, Portuguese and African inhabitants.