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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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  • This place was used by old inhabitants of the area to give birth. There are many unique markings in the sites, although they are estimated to be somewhat "recent" (500-800 years old). There are many d...  more »
  • Excellent, special (almost magic) place: the landscape look almost unreal and the prehistoric paintings are one of the few opportunities in the world to have easy access to see stone-age paintings in ...  more »
  • A short drive from Lençois on a very rough road, this attraction is often combined with a trip to the Cachoeria de Mosquitos. Both of these sites can give those interested in archaic culture an insigh...  more »
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