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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Serra das Paridas and many more Lencois attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Lencois trip planner.
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  • We went with a guide who presented the figures and told the story of the place. It really is fascinating to contact our ancestors through the rock paintings.
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  • Interesting site with rock paintings. Usually the tour with local guide, but is very worthwhile.
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  • It's a place that is worth knowing, discovered a few years ago due to a fire. Is an archaeological site, called Serra das Spawned because you see a lot of drawings of women pregnant or having babies in your most. The guide is very funny and entertaining is humorous. Interesting and enriching for us adults imagine p children and teenagers, my kids loved it ... a back to prehistory. Recommend!
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  • Spectacular cave paintings
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  • Cave paintings!
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Catering to backpackers and hikers who are preparing to embark on their trek into Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina, Lencois offers an impressive range of accommodations, especially in the budget range. You can find friendly, well-priced inns and hostels scattered throughout town, as well as campsites to help you prepare for your days of sleeping on the trail. The town also caters to those seeking something more upscale, with a range of higher-end accommodations, many of which include swimming pools and other luxury services.
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