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Coretos, Brazilian bandstands

Olinda, in Pernambuco state. Photo by Prefeitura de Olinda/ Flickr

Almost all Brazilian cities were constructed around a central square which generally includes the main church or cathedral, gardens, cement benches, a fountain and, in many cases, also the city hall and a prison. Frequently, there is also a bandstand that may host musical shows or political speeches. Check some of these cool examples of bandstands – coretos in Portuguese – and feel the nostalgia.

Olinda once again. Another promotional photo by Prefeitura de Olinda/Flickr

 

Praça do Ferreira, in Fortaleza, capital of the state of Ceará, in the twenties. Photo from Wikipedia

 

Praça Batista Campos, in Belém, capital of the state of Pará. Photo by Papy Leite/ Flickr

 

This and the following photo were taken at Praça da Polícia (Police Square) in Manaus, capital of Amazonas state. Photo by ACMoraes/ Flickr

Photo taken in Rio by Thiago Melo

 

Avaré, state of São Paulo. Photo by José Reynaldo da Fonseca/ Wikipedia

You can check for some other examples here.