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 Visit São Félix do Araguaia
Aerial view of São Felix do Araguaia - Photo: Willian Daniel da Paz Ferreira (License-cc-by-sa-4.0)
Aerial view of São Felix do Araguaia - Photo: Willian Daniel da Paz Ferreira (License-cc-by-sa-4.0)

The peaceful Carajas indigenous people lived on the right bank of the Araguaia River. With the descent of the Xavante Indians to the south, from 1945, there was greater tranquility among the colonists. São Félix, for being a region beautifully blessed by nature, has already been stopped by many notable Brazilians, who arrived here with their caravans, to rest from the long trips on the Araguaia River, such as Getúlio Vargas, Juscelino Kubitschek, Couto Magalhães and Carmo Bernardes, among others.

Juscelino Kubitschek was one of the lovers of Araguaia and São Félix. Getúlio Vargas, in 1942, built a FAB military base on the island. Later, Juscelino built a beautiful hotel to accommodate distinguished visitors, the JK hotel, now destroyed, but still reflecting a joyful and hopeful time.

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