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Santuario do Caraca

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Rodovia MG 436 via Barao de Cocais | Rodovia do Caraça, Santa Barbara, State of Minas Gerais 35969-000, Brazil
+55 31 3837-2698
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it is just that a Sanctuary - Let's say a Holy Place for Nature

I only stayed for two nights but I would love to stay for a month. At the foot of a great mountain... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Jose Geraldo De... C
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Baguio City
A peaceful paradise

This complex is one of the most peaceful places I've stayed - the main sound track to my visit was... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
Gemma D
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat-Sun 8am-5pm
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  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Rodovia MG 436 via Barao de Cocais | Rodovia do Caraça, Santa Barbara, State of Minas Gerais 35969-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

I only stayed for two nights but I would love to stay for a month. At the foot of a great mountain and in the middle of protected national park, nature is everywhere. During summer bathing on the streams, rivers and small waterfalls (cascadas and...More

1  Thank Jose Geraldo De... C
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This complex is one of the most peaceful places I've stayed - the main sound track to my visit was definitely the bird song. The accommodation is basic, but clean and comfortable and the surrounding truly beautiful with lots of easy trails for walking. I...More

1  Thank Gemma D
Reviewed 22 February 2016

The accommodation is pretty basic but clean and hospitable. Definitely former monastery vibes because there are some priests around and religious paraphernalia everywhere. Each evening there is a 6pm mass. The food was homely but good. You sat in the old dining room and got...More

1  Thank Shobha4
Reviewed 31 December 2015

The Caraça Natural Park with his sanctuary is a nice scenic area to visit. The trails are beautiful, relative easy and good signed. You will see a lot of birds, flowers, lizards and with some luck also snakes. Beaches and waterfalls are worthwhile to visit....More

1  Thank Leo V
Reviewed 6 November 2015

We did this after a 2 week trip to the Pantanal and the cooler weather alone made it a nice place to visit. The birds, trails and wildlife made it very special. The accommodations and food are not luxurious, but this is a lovely place...More

1  Thank Mick B
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Visit the monks and check out the Lobo do Guara that are tall slender wolves with the color and fluffy tails of foxes. Historical artifacts and sites to see while taking in a real sense of history.

1  Thank Billy O
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

At first you will pay 10 R$ for each person for the entrance (by car). Next to the parking lot you will find an little restaurant and an merchandise shop where you can buy lunch, dinner, snacks, drinks and merchandies for example t-shirts, postcards etc....More

1  Thank Aubrey E
Reviewed 14 July 2015

I planned to visit the Sanctuary of Caraça but time was too short, which made me want to go back there with more time, no doubt. It is a century-old church, with ruins, amidst a vast area of environmental preservation. There is a museum, lodging,...More

Thank RT_sam_RT
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Mountains, waterfalls, wild animals, history, delicious brazilian home made style food and peace. Who needs anything else to have a great time? Enjoy the Caraça

Thank Ana M
Reviewed 27 February 2015

This is a most beautiful area of Brazil, with high wooded mountains. On our visit in October 2014 the weather was clear but extremely cold so take more clothes than you think you will need. The rooms in the monastery are not heated!

Thank Peter W
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