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ANNIVERSARYThe most wooded city in the country celebrates its birthday this Saturday (24.10) and attracts tourists from all over the world in search of culture, nature and fun

By Vanessa Castro

This Saturday (24.10), capital of the Cerrado and of the Sertaneja Music, Goiânia completes 87 years of history. Also known as the Green City, as it is the most wooded in the country, the capital of Goiás is famous for its regional cuisine and lively nightlife. All of these characteristics are worthy of the diversity of attractions and the cultural and natural wealth that attracts millions of tourists to the city every year. listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (Iphan). Among the recognized goods are the Cine Teatro Goiânia, the Railway Station and the Clock Tower, which is being restored with resources from the Ministry of Tourism.

The MTur allocated approximately R $ 685 thousand for the restoration of the Clock Tower, one of the icons of the city. Credit: Leandro Moura / MTurThe Praça Cívica is among the main elements of the urban ensemble listed by Iphan. Inaugurated in 1933, the square is considered the starting point for the construction of the municipality and houses monuments, museums and the famous Palácio das Esmeraldas, seat of the state government. In addition to these attractions, it is also possible to visit the Central Market, the Cultural Village of Cora Coralina, the Art Museum and the Cultural Center Oscar Niemeyer.Located in the heart of the Cerrado, biome present in more than 2 million km² of Brazil, Goiânia is known for being the most wooded city in the country, with almost 90% of green area, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). More than 30 parks and woods embrace the city, giving a rural air to an urban and commercial center where more than 1.5 million people live.

The Goiânia Zoo is a great option for nature lovers. Credit: Leandro Moura / MTurO Cerrado contributed to mold the culinary customs of the region, in which native fruits such as murici, cagaita, buriti and baru, which are widely used in haute cuisine, were incorporated. Those who have never heard of the controversial pequi, need to try the popular delicacy of Goiás cuisine that divides opinions by its intense aroma and flavor.

Known as “Ouro do Cerrado”, pequi is present in several regional dishes and drinks. Credit: Leandro Moura / MTurIn addition to the wealth of fruits, the capital of Goiás conquers the palate with typical dishes made with corn, such as pamonha and curacao, as well as other specialties such as piglet pururuca, suã rice, empadão goiano rice with pequi and guariroba. Another very popular delicacy is the pit dog, which is so relevant to the local identity and has received the title of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Goiás. Most of these delicacies can be tasted in the thousands of restaurants and kiosks scattered throughout the city. due to the bustling nightlife, beautiful people and diversity of bars and clubs, Goiânia is considered the Capital of Country Music, for being a pole of the rhythm industry and for being the birthplace of the career of successful singers such as Bruno and Marrone and Marília Mendonça. The fame attracts thousands of tourists and residents to establishments in search of fun, especially in the Bueno and Marista sectors, the hottest spots in the capital. Edition: Victor Maciel

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