Clarion Hotel Lourdes - Belo Horizonte
Rua Bernardo Guimaraes 2032
Belo Horizonte, 30140-082
Phone: (55) 31 30550650
Fax: (55) 31 30550651
Sumidouro State Park
Tu to Su from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Sumidouro State Park is a protected area located about 40 kilometers away from Belo Horizonte and is easily reached by car or by bus. The park has 53 caves and grottoes, including famous Lapinha, one of the most visited underground caves in Brazil. There are also over 150 archaeological sites where you can see 4000-year-old rupestrian art, and where fossils of prehistoric animals such as saber-tooth tigers and giant sloths were found. There are signs of human presence in the area dating from 11000 years ago, and you can see a very well preserved human skeleton from that period in one of the museums in the village. Nature attractions include native fauna and flora, unique geological formations and gorgeous lakes.