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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 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 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…
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…
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…
Brazilian in Pirenópolis

As Flôr

Come with an empty stomach to this simple lunch spot for regional delights, an outrageous amount of which are slapped in front of you for a ridiculously cheap price. The chicken and pork are especially tasty and the…
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…