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Giant and oddly-placed boulders are called Lajedo de Pai Mateus. They are twice as tall as average person, and if you hit them with a rock, they make a bell-like sound. Best time to visit Lajedo de Pai Mateus is at dusk, to watch the sunset’s orange glow. But at any time of the day, you can see the cave paintings attributed to Cariris Indians, who lived in the region for some 12,000 years. As for the boulder’s name, legend has it that a hermit healer named Father Mattew lived in the region in the 18th century, and many people sought him to seek help with treating illnesses. He did not charge money for the cures, just asked for food, so his honor, the site got its name. Arrange your visit to Lajedo de Pai Mateus and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cabaceiras using our Cabaceiras family vacation planner.
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Quem vai até Cabaceiras, a Roliúde Nordestina, localizada no Cariri Paraibano, a 190 km de João Pessoa, não pode deixar de conhecer o Lajedo de Pai Mateus, com suas formações geológicas que conferem u... more »Who goes to Northeastern, Roliúde, Cabaceiras in Cariri Paraibano, 190 km from João Pessoa, cannot look upon the Rock of father Matthew, with its geological formations which give an alien air to the scene. The best times to visit are early or late afternoon, around 16 hours to get the incredible sunset on site. Is charged a fee to visit that entitles you to a guide: 60 reais for a single person, actual 30 per person if you are accompanied, and, if I'm not mistaken, 20 reais per person for groups up to 3 people. Is a truly unmissable attraction for nature lovers and photography!View original
Primeiro, não é um lugar para qualquer tipo de turista, e sim, para quem gosta de natureza, contemplação, silêncio, meditação, por do sol, estrelas, pedras, e fotos, caso você não se encaixe nesse per... more »First, it's not a place for any type of tourist, and Yes, for those who love nature, contemplation, silence, meditation, sunset, stars, stones, and pictures, if you don't fit that profile... don't go. Access is complicated, a long stretch of land to get to the hotel, where the groups to the lajedo, pays a real rate of 20.00, head, many question the rate, noting that it's a private place, that in itself would justify the rate, but we should point out that is a secluded region this fee creates an income for this population that lives by it , we've been several times and have had contact with several guides, love, they interact and are super polite, with we are in a natural area, you never know what can happen, they are there as a gesture of support, in case something happens. Of the several times I went, I got several situations, large groups, with sunny and cloud, a lot of cloud, cloudy, green, dry, few people, however, prefer in sunny day (sunset surreal), few clouds (not outshines the Sun), and the ride more private (me and my family-silence). The rock is a spiritual place, there's no words to describe it, can I just say while sitting for contemplation, an energy you, you can't hear anything, but feel the presence of God. I always will, because the energies if they renew in this place. Detail, by nightfall, the stars seem to touch you, pure magic!!View original
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Marco AnghinoniThe alarm clock goes off at 6.30, I open my eyes and light enters forcefully through the curtains, outside the Sun is already high promises another wonderful and warm tropical day and thirst for new discoveries today will take us in a semi arid region of Paraiba called Carirì, this tribe belonged to the Group of etinico Tupuias, Carirì means "people" and inhabited the vast region around the present Campina Grande , second city of Paraiba in importance and population. The Cariris tribes, along with other Tpuias were subject to Portuguese rule in 1713, after three decades of a bloody war which took the name of deterrminò the end of the War, dos Bárbaros indigenous culture in the region. The Carirì is characterized by the presence of a large amount of geo-monuments, i.e. separate areas by the presence of rocks from the unusual shape, canions and plateaus. Our journey will take us to the village of Cabaceiras, 230 km, 3.5 hours and full Sertao. from Traiçao Bay, crossing in principle a region of fertile valleys on a back road and then connect 230 situated near Campina Grande and enter the arid Sertao. Cabaceiras is a sleepy town with a beautiful square overlooked by houses that maintain their original layout crayon colr, its construction dates back to 1735 when the Capitão-mor Domingos de Faria Castro, owner tdelle lands and the fazenda Sítio Cabaceiras, built a small chapel on site from which developed the city. Given its characteristic, with the old town dating back to the late ' 700 still intact, Cabaceiras was the location of 30 film and television productions and is home to various cultural festivals throughout the year after a brief visit to downtown sit down in a restaurant to taste the famous meat of Bode (goat), a typical dish of the city celebrating its vocation for goat with a festival called do Bode Rei, where every year is crowned the most beautiful kid. From our final destination, we move Cabaceiras Hotel Fazenda Pai Mateus, located 16 km. to the North and our base for exploring the region and its rock formations. We arrive at 14.00 at the hotel, just long enough to unload and make contact with Pedro, local guide, to go and visit the Lajedo Pai Mateus. We walk along a path that unfolds without major differences between the Caatinga vegetation, vegetation typical of the sertao composed of shrubs and cactuses, after about 40 minutes we arrive at the top of a rocky plateau and from that point you open before our eyes the picturesque view of Lajedo. The Sun begins to be low on the horizon and the warm light, Orange bounces up hundreds of stones from spherical scattered randomly on a huge granite slab. The silence of the sertao wraps everything and the Sun is setting, he paints with his beams an unforgettable landscape, the view is lost for hundreds of meters on this unique spectacle.View original
Marcio Roberto Pontes Da Silva Pontes
Lugar divino , fantástico
Missilene silva costa
É bom demais
Lugar lindo, o por do sol e o cair da noite vale muito a pena, ver a via-lactea, algumas constelações, alguns planetas. Aprender a história do local também é muito bom.
Lugar deslumbrante, clima gostoso e a equipe do hotel uma graça, só ficou a desejar a recepção. Se não eu dava 5 estrelas fácil.
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