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Serra das Paridas, Lencois
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Although only discovered in 2005, Serra das Paridas is considered one of Brazil's most important archaeological sites because of its remarkable preservation. The rocks at Paridas are covered with hundreds of prehistoric paintings, including human and animal figures, geometric shapes, and even unknown shapes resembling UFOs. Different layers of graphics suggest that the site was used by different groups in successive time periods, with current estimates suggesting the 'artists' lived some 9,000 to 12,000 years ago. Most visits to the site are followed by a trip to the nearby Mosquito Waterfall. Put Serra das Paridas at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lencois tour planner.
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  • view the cave paintings and learn a bit of history, a place with nice visual, it pays to know.
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  • If you don't know anything about cave paintings, is no archaeologist or similar to it, not waste your precious time! We went there to meet, before we go in Mosquito falls, and we were greeted by a local with a rifle and a machete in hand. He said that the site was open that day only to a University and that if we wanted to enter would have to pay R $50 + $120. Refuse in the Act and gradually he was downloading until you reach the $80. End of story: I felt cheated and didn't want to see this place! I advise you to think carefully before you go.
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  • Archaeological site discovered by hunters. There are a number of cave drawings. If you're one who likes to do the imagination travel is a good place. Most drawings alludes partos hence the name. There are also designs that hark back to an alleged flying saucer.
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