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Cachoeira do Gil em Santa Bárbara do Tugúrio em Minas Gerais

Cachoeira is a small waterfall in Santa Bárbara do Tugúrio in Minas Gerais.  Filled with water from the Riacho dos Moreiras, its main characteristics are its small lake and the small beach used by bathers. As it is a waterfall without many stones, it is highly appreciated by our guests.

The origin of the name, the story goes, is from the Jewish judge Gil, who upon seeing it for the first time said: "Baruch Hashem, this is a piece of heaven on earth". Legend has it that Gil threw a gold coin into the lake, so enchanted was he with the landscape, hence its golden color at certain times of the day.

More information at the reception of the Pousada




Informações sobre atrações de Santa Bárbara do Tugúrio em Minas Gerais

Distance: 13km of road,  after a walk through theTwo Falls Trail

Access: Easy


*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 path -  and will obtain, if necessary, authorizations to access the places e make your Pleasant, worry-free ride.

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