Lajedo de Pai Mateus, Cabaceiras

#3 of 8 in Nature in State of Paraiba
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. Use our Cabaceiras trip planner to arrange your visit to Lajedo de Pai Mateus and other attractions in Cabaceiras.
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  • One of the most amazing places I've visited, I used 2 x but when I can, I will. Too bad that will be available for visitation only from April/2018, there's footage of Rede Globo.
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  • Just so you know, I was there day 1st November 2017 and the site will be closed until April 2018 because of the filming of the globe, don't let the Hotel which is the place of entry to get to the Lajedo. I drove 70 miles and had to go back. Anything just call the Hotel and they will tell you the same thing Have a security guard at the entrance and all the staff of the Globe can get in.
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  • Beautiful place! Looks like you're in a movie is so perfect. The site is private property, why pay a fee to the Guide.
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  • Not gonna find views like this anywhere else!
  • We walked 20 km drive on a dirt road, over 20 km back. The Rock was closed (for recording the globe?). No one in the way reported, there was no sign at the entrances warning. We hate our day was frustrating. Not a decent explanation. Someone said it might be because the Globe alugol. ... Miserable days I don't remember. & hours in all.
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  • It has a very beautiful view do serrado, with great trails for a hike. Great for stargazing at night. Very pretty!!!!
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  • Fantastic Place. If God want 2018 will be there again.
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  • Beautiful nature reserve. Be sure to visit. Lush and conveys a refreshing energy. If set to see the sunset. The last ride with the Guide exits Hotel Farm father Matthew the 16:00 hours and costs R $30.00 per person.
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