Portao do Inferno, Chapada dos Guimaraes

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#11 of 15 in Nature in Chapada dos Guimaraes
Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
Portao do Inferno is breathtakingly beautiful; lush green vegetation contrasts with the reddish rock of the canyon, and in the distance, you can see prehistoric sand dunes. Located at a particularly dangerous curve along the highway from Cuiabá and with a sheer drop of over 80 m (262 ft), you must take care if you stop for a closer look. The name--“Hell's Gate” in English--has a medieval origin, when anything that was large and hole-like was associated with the underworld. In the early 1900s, Portao do Inferno served as the town “prison” and, given its geological features, you can imagine what that meant. Put Portao do Inferno at the forefront of your travel plans using our Chapada dos Guimaraes road trip app.
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  • The place is a nice view of the Chapada and cliff, but it does not have any infra-structure, you have to park by the road, in some super tight dirty place to take a shot/look.  more »
  • At first sight that would look as an ordinary canyon, but if you spend more time admiring the place you'll love the Rocks and there is a nice trick, If you're going back to Cuiabá (Going down the...  more »
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