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São Domngos Farm. Photo: Cris Isidoro/Diadorim Ideias
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Built in 1839, São Domingos Farm was constructed by slaves, under the command of the second lieutenant Joaquim Ribeiro da Silva, in the region that is today crossed by BR-356 Highway.

In addition to slave quarters and the chapel, the estate maintains the farmhouse, a simple building that still keeps furniture from 18th century. For several times, the second lieutenant hosted Alberto Santos Dumont (Brazilian aviation pioneer), a relative of his, and had Emperor Dom Pedro II as his guest, in 1883.

One of the landmarks of the Coffee Cycle in Itaperuna - the biggest Brazilian supplier of the product in the first decades of the 20th century - São Domingos farm has had several owners since Joaquim Ribeiro's descendants died. Nowadays, it belongs to José Neves Martins' heirs who bought the estate in 1950.

To protect it as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of the state of Rio de Janeiro, the Instituto Estadual do Patrimônio Cultural - Inepac (State Institute of Cultural Heritage) listed the farm temporarily in 2008.

São Domingos Farm. Foto: Cris Isidoro/Diadorim Ideias

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Address: Aré District, BR-356 Highway, Itaperuna - RJ
Phone: (22) 99999-9995 (Vânia).
E-mail address: vaninhalealmartins@hotmail.com

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