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Sao Lourenco

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Marking the halfway point between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the quaint town of Sao Lourenco sits amongst green, gently rolling hills. Known for the healing waters produced by its natural mineral springs, the town of 42,000 people relies primarily on tourism, with retail and medical services also supporting its economy. Immersing yourself in the mineral waters tops the list of things to do in Sao Lourenco, with several resorts and a water park offering the opportunity to take a dip. The town's elevation gives it a relatively cool climate by Brazilian standards, making it a good refuge to escape the heat. With our world travel planner, Brazil vacations can be built around trips to Sao Lourenco and other destinations in Brazil.
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Roman Bath
Parque das Aguas
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Duration: 2 hours
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parque das Aguas em Sao Lourenco
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Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Walking Area
Rota do Cafe Especial
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Duration: 4 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Laticinios Miramar
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

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Park
Parque das Aguas Caxambu
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Duration: 4 hours
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Mysterious Site
Casa da Piramide Sao Thome das Letras
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Duration: 2 hours
Waterfall
Cachoeira dos Garcias Aiuruoca
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Duration: 4 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Vale Das Borboletas Sao Thome das Letras
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Hidden gems in Sao Lourenco

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Flat Balonismo
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Specialty Museum
Cultural House
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Farm
Lagoa Seca
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Doces Diniz
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Sao Lourenco

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Specialty Museum
Temple Museum Brazilian Society of Eubiose
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Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Paiva Frade Galeria de Arte
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Art Museum
Fundacao Cima's
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Duration: 2 hours
History Museum
President Tancredo Neves Memorial
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Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Sao Lourenco

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Church
Basilica Menor de Sao Lourenco Martir
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Religious Site
Capela Nha Chica
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Duration: 30 minutes

Kid-friendly things to do in Sao Lourenco

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Religious Site
Ermida Bom Jesus do Monte
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Sao Lourenco

Unsuprisingly, the majority of accommodations in Sao Lourenco sit within a few minutes' walk of the large mineral lake in the center of town. You can stay on the edge of the lake, or next to the nearby park, to have easy access to the mineral springs that attract most people to the area. To feel closer to the natural surroundings, stay in one of the friendly, family-run inns on the edge of Sao Lourenco--most offer large gardens and some have even more land (you may find yourself among farm animals and vegetable patches as your hosts tend to their homegrown food).
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