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Cachoeira da Panela is a waterfall in the rural area of Santa Bárbara do Tugúrio whose main feature is the beautiful stream where it is located and the submerged crater (moat) more than 10 meters deep.

The origin of the name of the waterfall is in its format that, seen from above by the boiadeiros (ox handlers), resembled "a pot". The waterfall was a location reference when the cowboys said: "let's use the pot path referring to the waterfall". 

There are two trails that lead to the waterfall. A path along the top where it is possible to see the mountains of the city of Santa Bárbara and another trail that borders the creek until you reach the waterfall. The two paths are very beautiful but require different physical preparation. Many guests at the Pousada choose to take the upper path on the way out and return by the lower path on the way back. More information at the reception of the Pousada.




Informações sobre atrações de Santa Bárbara do Tugúrio em Minas Gerais

Distance:  PATH 1 - 7.1km to the beginning of the Mirante da Escadinha da Penitência trail. 4.5km of trail walking.

PATH 2 - 16km to the end of Estrada do Alto. 3km of trail

Access: Medium


More details:Cachoeira da Panela, Cachoeira Profunda and Lago sem Fundo is the same place. More information on names of City Waterfalls click here.

*The distance is approximate and has the Pousada & Parada Olhos D'Água as the starting and ending point.


Why is the city of Santa Bárbara do Tugúrio in Minas Gerais considered the "capital of waterfalls" in Campo das Vertentes? Because currently there are more than 50 waterfalls documented in the limits of the municipality. Many  of these untouched natural beauties attract tourists from all over Brazil who like to explore remote natural beauties. There is a saying in Minas that says: "the more beautiful the waterfall, the harder it is to find it." The starting point for all this is Pousada & Parada Olhos D'Água.

Informações sobre as cachoeiras de Santa Bárbara do Tugúrio em Minas Gerais
Tenha um Guia, essa é a dica da Pousada & Parada Olhos D'água para você que quer fazer turismo rural


Most of the natural beauties of Santa Bárbara do Tugúrio that make the city a large natural park with its more than 50 waterfalls, trails and viewpoints are in places that are often only known_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_by residents of the region or may be on private properties. The Guide or Accompanying Person is important as it will take you along the correct path - many waterfalls do not have a marked trail -  and will obtain, if necessary, authorizations to access the places e make your Pleasant, worry-free ride.

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