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Serra da Capivara National Park

State of Piaui, Brazil
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Type: National Parks
Description: Important archeological site with cave paintings made by the prehistoric men.
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Brazil
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109 reviews 109 reviews
15 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

I could not believe my eyes when I saw all the many sites and very ancient rock art. No wonder it is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Our guide was brilliant and he did show us many details of the ancient art work explaining all about the types of paintings, period of time etc. Nature is very impressive as well.There... More

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Salvador, BA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

This National Park is known world-wide for its rock paintings: amazing, diverse and still being researched by many specialists. Serra da Capivara totally deserves its World Heritage Site title, and surprises for the organzation. It's kept by an old and respected NGO, FUMDHAM (Fundação Museu do Homem Americano - American Man Museum Foundation) and has many accessible sites, including the... More

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Brazil
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

The oldest inhabited site in the Americas is barely visited by tourists. The earliest known evidence of people in the Americas is here in the south-east of Piaui, near São Raimundo Nonato. The park has more rock art than anywhere else in the world, over 30,000 examples have been catalogued so far. The oldest rock art here may date from... More

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