Include viewpoints in your travel itineraries and marvel at amazing landscapes. Check out the 10 viewpoints you need to know in Brazil

At best landscapes in Brazil can be contemplated, in their entirety, from the heights of the many viewpoints spread across our country.

More than just views, they show the dimension of the natural beauties that we have here, close to us. And they are not few. Brazil is privileged by stunning nature, rich in diversity and incredible places to visit.

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Therefore, our tip is: whenever you travel to a Brazilian paradise, be sure to visit its viewpoints. The view from the top, in addition to being beautiful, helps us to recharge our energies. Go for me, it's worth it!

And don't forget the viewpoints of large metropolises, which help to understand how they were formed and how they are maintained. 

Thinking about how important this experience is for every traveler, we put together this guide with the top 10 viewpoints you need to know in Brazil.

They are not the only ones, but they already give the dimension of what you can find in the wonderful Brazilian lands. 

10 viewpoints you need to know in Brazil

There are many viewpoints spread across the main Brazilian tourist destinations and, in common, they all reveal breathtaking landscapes. Therefore, include viewpoints in your travel itineraries, they will provide you with incredible experiences.

Here are the 10 viewpoints you need to know in Brazil:

Viewpoint of Sancho and Baía dos Porcos | Fernando de Noronha (PE) 

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The Sancho viewpoint offers an incredible view of Baía dos Porcos, one of the most beautiful beaches in Fernando de Noronha. 

Accessible from nearby Praia do Sancho, the viewpoint reveals all the beauty of the landscape. The crystalline sea in greenish tone and the golden sands framed by preserved forest form a breathtaking scenery.

Viewpoint of the Forest | Belo Horizonte (MG) 

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Located at the highest point of Parque das Mangabeiras, Mirante da Mata offers an incredible view not only of the park, but also of the city of Belo Horizonte and Serra do Curral.

It can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday, from 8 am to 6 pm. 

Window Viewpoint | Chapada dos Veadeiros (GO) 

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An 8 km trail - round trip -, in the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, leads to the Mirante da Janela.

Made up of large stones that, on top of a mountain, form a kind of natural window, the viewpoint overlooks Chapada dos Veadeiros and its incredible Waterfall of the Abismo, 120 meters high.

The place yields beautiful photos in front of the natural window and its stunning landscape.

Big Stone | Cantareira Park (SP) 

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At an altitude of 1010 meters, the Pedra Grande viewpoint offers a panoramic view of the city of São Paulo. That's right!

located in Cantareira State Park – one of the largest areas of native tropical forest in the world within a large metropolis - the Pedra Grande viewpoint can be visited from 5 trails in the park. 

The place has great structure and, to enter the park, it is necessary to pay a fee.

Viewpoint of Morro da Cruz | Florianopolis (SC) 

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At an altitude of 285 meters, Mirante do Morro da Cruz has one of the most privileged views of Florianópolis, in Santa Catarina.

From the top of the viewpoint, it is possible to see the south and north bays, the center of the capital of Santa Catarina and much of the south of the island, as well as the mainland. Access is all asphalt, but the climb up there is quite steep. 

Gunga Lookout | Script (AL)

viewpoints you need to know in Brazil

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The Mirante do Gunga offers an incredible view of thousands of coconut trees that precede the beautiful Praia do Gunga and Lagoa do Roteiro.

Located on the banks of Highway AL-101, the viewpoint is before Fazenda do Gunga, which gives access to the beach of the same name. To access it, you need to pay a small fee.

Chinese View | Rio de Janeiro - RJ) 

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Located in Floresta da Tijuca, in Alto da Boa Vista, the Vista Chinesa viewpoint offers a privileged view of the wonderful city.

Vista Chinesa reveals an incredible landscape, with the main sights of Rio de Janeiro - such as Christ the Redeemer, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas and Morro Dois Irmãos -, in addition to the neighborhoods of Leblon and Ipanema.

Pai Inácio Hill | Chapada Diamantina (BA)

viewpoints you need to know in Brazil

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The view from the top of the viewpoint of Morro do Pai Inácio is considered one of the postcards of Chapada Diamantina, due to its incredible beauty.

It is located in the municipality of Palmeiras, next to the BR-242. From the top of 1,150 meters of altitude, it is possible to see famous hills in the region, such as Camelo and Três Irmãos. The sunset at Morro do Pai Inácio is a surprising spectacle and its main attraction, bringing together many tourists at dusk.

Fortaleza Canyon Lookout / Serra Geral National Park (RS)

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The Canyon of Fortaleza, in the Serra Geral National Park, is formed by immense rocky walls covered by vegetation. It is a beautiful place to visit, among the many trails that cross it.

In particular, the Mirante Trail leads to the highest point of the Fortaleza Canyon and offers a breathtaking view. From there you can get a true idea of the grandeur of the place and, on days of good visibility, it is still possible to see the coast of Santa Catarina, about 100 km away!

Ferradura Park viewpoints | Cinnamon (RS)

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Canela, in Rio Grande do Sul, is a privileged region with exuberant nature. Among the many places to visit there, Parque da Ferradura is a great option for those who want to see the best of the region's natural beauties up close.

There are three viewpoints in Ferradura Park that reveal incredible landscapes. The viewpoint of Vale do Arroio Caçador has easy access by a small trail of 3 minutes and allows you to contemplate the valley. 

A little further on, there is the Mirante da Cascata do Arroio Caçador, accessible by a 50-meter trail, showing the beautiful waterfall. 

And, finally, the Mirante Vale da Ferradura is the main one of the park and shows an overview of the place and the Arroio Caçador Waterfall. 

If you have the opportunity, it is worth visiting each of these viewpoints spread across our country. The view of the most incredible places in Brazil will, for sure, invigorate you.

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