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Serra da Capivara National Park

Address: State of Piaui, Brazil
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: Important archeological site with cave paintings made by the...
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Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: Important archeological site with cave paintings made by the prehistoric men.
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Reserve 2 or 3 days to visit the park. Most of the attraction you visit by car. I loved. Really beautiful, organized and clean park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Serra da Capivara is simply beautiful. Huge sandstone cliffs are raised up from the ground with ancient rivers and faults creating spectacular ridges leading to explorable canyons and platforms for wonderful panoramic views. The cave paintings can be at times underwhelming after making some of the long treks, but most are very quirky and interesting. To make the most... More 

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Teresina, PI
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13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Primitive, virgin, untouched, rich...Remains of the primitive men in the Americas, pre historical paintings all at hand, you will never be so close to them in any other place. Giant animals, saber teeth and a bunch of fossilized animals to see. A well equipped museum with all necessary descriptions. Excellent guided tours. Poor hotels, and even poorer restaurants but that... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is one of the best sites I have ever been to in the Americas. Its infrastructure is impeccable, organized, clean and rich in rock paintings and archaeological information. It is also a great place for bird watching. To visit the site, you need a guide, which is really appropriate considering the importance and size of the site. I was... More 

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Brazil
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20 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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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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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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