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Lajedo de Pai Mateus, Cabaceiras

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#3 of 7 in Nature in State of Paraiba
Geologic Formation Nature / Park
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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  • Spectacular rock formations in a small and hidden area in the middle of the sertao, about 3.5 h from Joao Pessoa. Great for people who like the beauty of nature and visit national parks.  more »
  • The place is very nice and the experience is very valid. But the location is quite far and the road mt is bad. Are at least 25 km of dirt road, as I got rain in the back was awful to get out of there. Get rested and without sleep. The road is long and dark. As the access is done exclusively by the hotel (I don't know why but the property is private.) you stand this place only for all hostage. Food, water, to make the way of car. Lunch costs R real $35 per person to track at least R $20. Take cash because it does not accept card. The place is very nice, it was unique and that experience who have adventurous spirit will surely like. The sunset is BEAUTIFUL to see, the starry night then forget it ... A lot of historical richness and of nature. The guide will showing every detail of the Interior, the simplest things and girls as a single Hummingbird nest with a micro egg.
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  • Is a very interesting and with a lot of walking. Worth staying more than one day to explorers. The local guides are great and you learn a lot about this region of Brazil and your vegetation; enhance the local guides. It is a region with great solar incidence, cloudy days are great for encouraging good hiking.
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  • In the future will be geopark. Rock formations full of peculiarities. Go in sunny day for pictures. Cool
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  • Amazing place! I found the way in faro when I went, had gone to the village of Cabaceiras and picked up a dirt road, missing signage. Maybe so that only those who really wish to reach, reach. Next has a hotel with cottages, a very good restaurant, and the tours valleys all worthwhile.
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  • I've been a few times in the Rock of father Matthew, and the place doesn't get tired. It's a nice place to visit, appreciate is to enjoy, to be alone with your couple or in family. Each day is special. Today we have to pay a fee of 20 reais per person to visit with Guide (can't visit alone), but they give you freedom to take pictures, walk a bit and rest. Recommend, and come back again.
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  • Interesting to see the sunrise and the sunset, the Moon comes up. A place to meditate, enjoy, ponder ...
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  • Amazing place to visit at sunset, choosing a full moon night is even better.
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