Must see attractions in Goiás

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    Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros

    This spectacular national park in the highest area of the Central West showcases the unique landscape and flora of high-altitude cerrado across 650 sq km…

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    Palácio Conde dos Arcos

    The restored colonial governor’s residence is a very handsome piece of work. The guided tour (English usually spoken) takes in antique furniture, a…

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    Museu do Divino

    The municipal Museu do Divino exhibits the masks and costumes used during the Festa do Divino Espírito Santo. These masks were made by local craftspeople…

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    Museu das Cavalhadas

    The privately owned Museu das Cavalhadas is cluttered with bright and colorful artifacts associated with the town's major festival, Festa do Divino…

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    Vale da Lua

    Over millions of years, the rushing waters of the Rio São Miguel have sculpted rock formations in the landscape of Vale da Lua, a gorgeous valley whose…

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    Parque Estadual da Serra dos Pireneus

    Pireneus, 18km northeast of town, is the Brazilian form of the word ‘Pyrenees’ and the top spot in the state for bouldering and mountain climbing. There…

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    Santuário de Vida Silvestre Vagafogo

    This 44-hectare private nature reserve is a great place to spot wildlife. Even if you don’t see much, the light hike is a welcome retreat from the heat,…

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    Museu das Bandeiras

    The fascinating Museu das Bandeiras is an old jail (1766–1950) that’s full of antiques and original furniture – the 1.5m-thick cell walls, originally made…

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    Reserva Ecológica Vargem Grande

    This 360-hectare park on private land contains two impressive waterfalls: Cachoeira Santa Maria and Cachoeira do Lázaro. There are small river beaches and…

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    Museu de Arte Sacra

    In the old baroque Igreja da Boa Morte, this appealing museum has a good selection of 19th-century religious sculptures by renowned local artist José…

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    Igreja São Francisco de Paula

    The most impressive of the town’s seven churches is the oldest, built in 1761. It's worth visiting for its beautiful painted ceiling as well as original…

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    Igreja NS do Bonfim

    Full of charisma, the Portuguese-built Igreja NS do Bonfim (1750) is a simple adobe church with wooden floor and ceiling, flanked by two lateral chapels…

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    Casa de Cora Coralina

    This handsome house is the birthplace of the area’s renowned poet, Cora Coralina (1889–1985). It contains period furniture and a small display on her life…

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    Quartel Do XX

    This 18th-century barracks has been modified over the years, but parts still date from its construction in 1747, making it the oldest building in town…

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    Chafariz de Cauda

    This restored yellow baroque fountain dates from 1778, though no water flows.