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Santuario do Caraca

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Moments of faith and peace at the mountains of Minas Gerais ...

At 120 kms from Belo Horizonte (the capital city of the State of Minas Gerais), right between the... read more

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Unique and Wonderful Place

The forest and hills are beautiful and the church is lovely. Many trails with plenty of birds and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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“old church”(2 reviews)
“national park”(2 reviews)
Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat-Sun 8am-5pm
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Estrada do Caraca _ km 9, Catas Altas, State of Minas Gerais 35969-000, Brazil
+55 31 3837-2698
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Reviewed today

At 120 kms from Belo Horizonte (the capital city of the State of Minas Gerais), right between the counties of "Catas Altas" and "Santa Bárbara", you will find the magnificent "Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural do Santuário do Caraça". A private natural park, with a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The forest and hills are beautiful and the church is lovely. Many trails with plenty of birds and waterfalls to see. The main reason I went was to see the Manned Wolf and he did not disappoint, what a stunning and special animal. The wolf...More

1  Thank wildlifeship
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I spent a couple of days in this Sanctuary. It is an old church with an old boarding school which finished its activity after a fire happened in 1968. Inserted in a valley, surrounded by ranges with all nature splendor. Indescribable, sensitive,...More

Thank MGDias
Reviewed 19 February 2018

A planned diversion on our Estrada Real tour with our daughter and son-in-law from Sao Paolo. We were on our way by car from Ouro Preto to Serro do Cipo National Park and the sanctuario with the Parque Natural do Caraca national park was too...More

Thank WC-Travelers-75
Reviewed 14 December 2017

We stayed for two nights in October 2017, going specifically to see the maned wolves. We arrived with a private guide on a Sunday afternoon at this large ex- seminary. Initial impressions were poor as there were a lot of vehicles and people, but it...More

1  Thank WildlifeWatcher90
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 JustGoPlaces1
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
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