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Por do Sol no Parque - Photo: Ferreira Andreza (License cc-by-sa-3.0)
Por do Sol no Parque - Photo: Ferreira Andreza (License cc-by-sa-3.0)

The name of the city of Itatiaia, of Tupi origin, means stone full of spikes. And just look at their surroundings to see that the Indians were right on target when it came to naming the privileged region. Framed by the Itatiaia National Park, the municipality is the main gateway to the reserve, the oldest in the country, created in 1937 and famous for its immense rock formations.

In the 300 thousand square meters of the preservation area, which is still spread across the state of Minas Gerais, there are trails, beautiful waterfalls, diverse fauna and flora and peaks that attract climbers from Brazil and abroad, such as Agulhas Negras, at 2.800 meters of altitude and highest in the Serra da Mantiqueira.

Democratic, the park offers activities for visitors of the most varied levels of fitness and who invade the region especially in the winter months, when negative temperatures are common in the early hours

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