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The Serra da Capivara National Park in Brazil is home to rock shelters where there are 25,000-year-old cave paintings. These rock shelters are among the oldest human communities in South America.

The Serra da Capivara National Park was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 15th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Cartage, Tunisia, on 9-13 December, 1991.

Photos of Serra da Capivara National Park

Serra da Capivara National Park, Brazil
Serra da Capivara National Park, Brazil
Author: Cleude (public domain)

Rock painting at the Serra da Capivara National Park
Rock painting at the Serra da Capivara National Park
Author: Vitor 1234 (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0)

Rock painting at the Serra da Capivara National Park
Rock painting at the Serra da Capivara National Park
Author: Vitor 1234 (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0)

Rock painting at the Serra da Capivara National Park
Rock painting at the Serra da Capivara National Park
Author: Vitor 1234 (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0)

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: S 8 25 W 42 20
Inscription Year: 1991
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III

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Visiting Serra da Capivara National Park

Your base for visiting this World Heritage Site is Sao Paulo, the biggest city in Brazil. From there, you can make the arrangement, either on your own or through a travel agency, to go there. As part of the preparations, here's a list of hotels in Sao Paolo with online booking facility.

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Click here also for a full list of hotels in Brazil or hotels worldwide. If you prefer budget accommodation in hostels, guesthouses or inns, check out hostels worldwide for budget accommodation providers with online booking.


Local Tours of Brazil

Brazil is an exciting location, and often the only way to enjoy it fully is to join a local tour. Here are some local tours of Brazil that you may want to include to your itinerary. They save you time and cost of doing it yourself. These tours are arranged by Viator, one of the most reputable tour agencies in the market.

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