Top things to do in Goiás

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 Cultural in Pirenópolis

Festa do Divino Espírito Santo

Pirenópolis is famous for performing the story of Festa do Divino Espírito Santo, a tradition begun in 1818 and more popularly known as As Cavalhadas. Starting 50 days after Easter, for three days the town looks lik…
Top Choice Brazilian in Goiânia

Botequim Mercatto

They had a good idea here: take the traditional Brazilian bar-restaurant, focus on upmarket food, but keep quantities big and the chope (draft beer) abundant and cold. Must-tries include the pastel de feijoada (pie …
Top Choice Brazilian in Pirenópolis

Fazenda Babilônia

Dating from the late 18th century, this once-enormous sugar plantation has been restored and opens to visitors on weekends, when a magnificent brunch spread is laid out. Based on historic dishes of the region drawn …
Top Choice International in Alto Paraíso de Goiás


A contemporary gem tucked away in a residential neighborhood a short walk from the main road, tables are shrouded in candle-lit romanticism surrounding a pleasant garden. This kitchen churns out excellent risotto, f…
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 Brazilian in Cidade de Goiás

Flor do Ipê

For lunch, there’s a wealth of regional choices laid out in fiery-hot clay pots for R$35. In the evenings, the shady garden setting fills up quickly for excellent à la carte local dishes with an emphasis on traditio…
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…
Top Choice Cafe in Pirenópolis

Forneria e Café Pireneus

This sophisticated spot overlooking Praça do Coreto serves life-changing grilled focaccia sandwiches, wraps and ciabatta, first-rate coffee, and the town's best craft beer selection. Try the local standout IPA, Bica…