Igreja NS do Carmo & Museu de Arte Sacra

The town’s most famous church, Igreja NS do Carmo (1750), has attractive colonial features. It houses a museum of religious art.

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1. 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…

3. Museu das Cavalhadas

0.28 MILES

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

4. Igreja NS do Bonfim

0.49 MILES

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…

5. Santuário de Vida Silvestre Vagafogo

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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,…

6. Reserva Ecológica Vargem Grande

3.94 MILES

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

7. Parque Estadual da Serra dos Pireneus

6.54 MILES

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…