Sanctuary of Caraca Complex, Santa Barbara
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Pack your bags and prepare for sanctuary at Sanctuary of Caraca Complex, where you can rent a room at the boarding-school-turned-hostel and stay up after dark to watch the maned wolves wander into the courtyard. Every morning you'll awake to the mist sneaking away from peaks that push themselves free from the jungle mountains. At the center of the reserve you'll find a cathedral tower looming above the protected grounds. The tower is anything by sinister; in fact,  the local Padre (father, or priest) greets you with a smile and leads you into the cathedral's rustic interior. No pomp and circumstance here, only simple arches that don't compete with the natural beauty surrounding the location. Hiking trails around the cathedral and the old boarding school give you access to a diverse flora and fauna, you may even see an armadillo or get engulfed by a barrage of butterflies. See Sanctuary of Caraca Complex and all Santa Barbara has to offer by arranging your trip with our Santa Barbara vacation trip planner.
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  • The shrine is beautiful! Place to recharge energy and spirituality. We went on a special mass, therefore, was too full. But still worth the visit, because the place is special. The Park is administered by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of MG.
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  • Amid the vastness of the Sierra, a stopover. Quiet and bucolic place houses a shrine and a College of Priests by where large characters that way passed and were formed in the last century. In addition to the hiking you have the visit of the Maned wolves at the end of the day that's coming to get food into the hands of a guardian.
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  • Place a must for those in the region. Well structured site for hosting or simply visiting. History, nature, ufa.
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