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Serra da Capivara National Park

State of Piaui, Brazil
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Description: Important archeological site with cave paintings made by the prehistoric men.
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Teresina, PI
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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130 reviews 130 reviews
18 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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