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Serra das Paridas

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Address: Lencois, State of Bahia, Brazil

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Unique carvings, Enjoy a Magaba

This place was used by old inhabitants of the area to give birth. There are many unique markings in the sites, although they are estimated to be somewhat "recent" (500-800 years... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 29, 2016
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

This place was used by old inhabitants of the area to give birth. There are many unique markings in the sites, although they are estimated to be somewhat "recent" (500-800 years old). There are many delicious mangaba (taste like a tangy pear) trees here, but be careful as they attract snakes (ask someone local to pick one for you). Enjoy,

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Lisbon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015

Excellent, special (almost magic) place: the landscape look almost unreal and the prehistoric paintings are one of the few opportunities in the world to have easy access to see stone-age paintings in original. Since many people are not interested in this kind of culture, it is one of the few places in the Chapada were you are almost alone, even... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2015

A short drive from Lençois on a very rough road, this attraction is often combined with a trip to the Cachoeria de Mosquitos. Both of these sites can give those interested in archaic culture an insight into why aboringinal pepole settled here. Fortunately the prehistoric drawings have a limited access and tickets must be purchased from tourism stores in Lençois... More 

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paris
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

I think any Brazilian going to Chapada should take sometime to visit the prehistoric sites. It's is such a wonderful feeling to discover all this. Everyone in our group definately enjoyed it. i hope the governement will take further care in preserving such a precious site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

Absolutely worth the trip. These drawings were only discovered in 2005! First you think of a falsification, but that's not true at all. Since their creation, the drawings have been covered with a fine layer of silica, allowing a rough estimation of their age. You can walk around and take at least over a hundred of different pictures. But mind... More 

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