The Serra da Capivara National Park is home to the largest concentration of cave paintings in Brazil. The region also has unique landscapes, with canyons, plateaus and curious rock formations.

Serra da Capivara National Park

Photo: Chico Rasta / MTur

Located in the southeast of the state of Piauí, the Serra da Capivara National Park, occupies areas of the municipalities of Saint Raimundo Nonato, João Costa, Brejo do Piauí and Colonel Jose Dias.

The park was created with motivations linked to the preservation of a specific environment, and one of the most important prehistoric cultural heritage in the country.

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THE Serra da Capivara National Park received the title of Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Despite its importance, it remains unknown to most Brazilians.

The area protects the largest concentration of archaeological sites in the Americas, with more than 6,000 registered sites, of which 173 are open to visitors.

Most with cave paintings and engravings, in which they present extremely old traces of the presence of men in the region, dating back to about 12 thousand years. In the place it is also possible to find several vestiges of prehistoric man in the country.

But to see the paintings you have to break a sweat, most of the paintings are on steep walls, also fighting the high temperature of the region, which reaches 45ºC.

Serra da Capivara National Park

Serra da Capivara National Park. Photo: Chico Rasta / MTur

Image representing a kiss. Photo: Chico Rasta / MTur

Photo: Chico Rasta / MTur

Serra da Capivara National Park

City of São Raimundo Nonato is the main base for exploring the National Park. Photo: Mauricio Pokemon / MTur

Rock paintings. Photo: Mauricio Pokemon / MTur

Serra da Capivara National Park

Photo: Mauricio Pokemon / MTur

How to get

The fastest way to get to the Park is through Petrolina, a city in the State of Pernambuco, which is 300 km away. The city of Petrolina has an airport where Gol and BRA currently operate, connecting the region with Recife, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasília.

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