Plateau – Chapada dos Veadeiros

Published on March 9, 2012, 5:18 pm

Turismo em Brasília - Chapada dos Veadeiros

The entire region is accommodated on a huge plate of quartz crystal, the oldest geological heritage of the continent, formed for almost two billion years.
Located 230 km from Brasilia, the region has the largest continuous savanna in the world that is listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. The Cerrado is a mosaic of plateaus and valleys with several distinct vegetation formations which have exceptional biological richness, being considered the most biodiverse savannah in the world. The region is also known as the Cradle of Water, by the springs of crystal clear water flow from the top of its massive walls and form the beautiful waterfalls that compose the main basins of South America.The history of the Chapada dos Veadeiros began with the gold rush era, in Cavalcante, yielding the largest maroon community of Brazil, Kalungas. Then came the cattle and later the cycle of the crystal in St. George. Currently tourism is present throughout the region.The Plateau consists of five cities: Alto Paraíso, Cavalcante, South Hills, São João D’aliança and Teresina de Goiás.  The main sights are Alto Paraíso, the village of St. George (where is located the entrance to National Park Chapada dos Veadeiros) and the cradle of the peoples of the region, the old Cavalcante, the first city to be founded in 1740 by the Pioneers.

In the exuberant nature, local culture is also brand of the region. Events, festivals and traditional revelry in the city and villages are common all year round. The mystical airfor a number of alternatives gives communities more charming, as a curiosity piece.

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