Goiás attractions

Top Choice National Park in Goiás

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 of pristine beauty. With high waterfalls, raging canyons, nat…
Top Choice Palace in Cidade de Goiás

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 curious triangular courtyard and lots of information about the hist…
Top Choice Museum in Pirenópolis

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 using methods passed down from generation to generation.
Top Choice Museum in Pirenópolis

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 Espírito Santo, brought to life in a guided tour from the owner. Ri…
Area in Parque Nacional da Chapada Dos Veadeiros

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 blackish stone outcrops contrast with the green cerrado vegetat…
Park in Pirenópolis

Parque Estadual da Serra dos Pirineus

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 are waterfalls and interesting rock formations to see along th…
Wildlife Reserve in Pirenópolis

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, and there are two natural pools for swimming. It's 6 kilometer…
Museum in Cidade de Goiás

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das Bandeiras is an old jail (1766–1950) that’s full of antiques and original furniture – the 1.5m-thick cell walls, originally made of weak taipa de pilão wood and reinforced with much stronge…
Waterfall in Pirenópolis

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 natural pools for swimming. If you’re here for waterfalls, t…
Church in Pirenópolis

Igreja NS do Rosário Matriz & Museu da Matriz

The oldest church in Goiás, the 1728 Igreja NS do Rosário Matriz was tragically gutted by fire in 2002. Inside, the Museu da Matriz explains the history and ongoing renovation. The new altar was restored and brought…