10 Things To Do in Aracaju

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Source: André Oliveira

Aracaju a state of Sergipe, Brazil and it is the state’s capital too. The total population of the state is 614,577 as of 2013 which is 33% of the entire population of the state. The total land area of Aracaju is 181.857 kilometers-squared. The state is founded on 1855.

1. Have a swim at the beaches

Make some time and get away from the busy city and just enjoy the ocean breeze at the beaches or even have a swim for additional fun and adventure. Visiting the beaches is a great activity for families with children too. The best beaches in Aracaju for you to visit are Croa do Gore, Atalaia Nova beach, Saco beach, Aruana beach, Atalaia beach and Mosqueiro beach.

2. Visit museums

A much more interesting and fun way of exploring a certain place is to know its history which makes all of the other landmarks around the area interesting and the best way to do that is by visiting museums. There are a lot of museums in Aracaju and the best ones that you should visit are Museu da Gente Sergipana, Museum of the Man of Sergipe and Craft Museum of Sergipe.

3. Walk around Orla de Atalia

Enjoy the breeze and walk around Orla de Atalia. The best time to visit the area is during sunset. There are also several restaurants and cafes around the area which makes it easier for you to have a quick bite after an exhausting day of touring around the place. The place is clean and very organised too.

4. Taste local food

We can never forget about food so while you are already in Aracaju ditch the ready-to-eat foods and explore the best restaurants around town and have that experience that will your visit memorable. The best restaurants in Aracaju for you to visit are La Vecchia, Muratto, Tapioca does Jatoba, Mangara, Casa Alema, Pitu com Pirao da Eliane, Pastel da Jane, Sal e Brasa Churrascaria, Carne de Sol do Ramiro, Calles Bar De Tapas, Cariri and Sollo.

5. Visit the Historic cities of Sao Cristovao and Laranjeiras

A great way to explore Aracaju is to visit the historic cities of Sao Cristovao and Laranjeiras. In this way, you will be able to experience what it is like to live in the past because of the environment that is really well-preserved. It is an amazing experience that you wouldn’t want to miss.

6. Witness the magnificent view at Imperador bridge and museum

This place is just amazing. The bridge is an ancient architecture with a rich history and because of that along the way, they made a museum so that when you visit the place there is much more they can offer. You will learn a lot and will surely enjoy by visiting this place. Don’t forget to bring your camera.


  • Name: Imperador bridge and museum
  • Address: Aracaju, State of Sergipe, Brazil
  • Acess: 15 minutes away from Memorial de Sergipe
  • Price: $5USD
  • Phone: 7931793682
  • Opening hour: Monday-SUnday 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • Website: None

7. Explore spiritual churches

There are a lot of churches in Aracaju but what makes it special is that most of it is very ancient and has a lot of stories to tell. One of the famous landmarks to visit around Aracaju are the churches around the area. The churches that you must visit are Sao Salvador church, Santo Antonio hill and church, Metropolitan Cathedral,  and Igreja de Sao Judas Tadeu.

8. Shop until you drop

Of course, you wouldn’t want to forget to buy some souvenirs and gifts for yourself and for the people you love. Shopping is easy in Aracaju, you can pretty much see stalls with local crafts and items for sale which is really great for souvenirs. There are also shopping malls at the center of the city if you want to shop in international brands.

9. Go on an adventurous boat tours

There are a lot of beaches around Aracaju that I haven’t mentioned and booking some boat tours would be great to roam around the ocean and watch the city. It is a unique way of touring around and you will surely enjoy looking at some fishes and if you are lucky, you will some dolphins too!

10. Book a private tour

Make your tour much more personalised and hassle-free by booking a private tour. In this tour, you would be able to choose the landmarks that you wanted to visit and the activities that you want to do and the travel agency would be the one to organise everything for you so all that’s left for you to do is enjoy your vacation without any worries.

Have a good trip and travel!

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