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Totem Cachoeira do Ramalho na Pousada Olhos Dagua

Cachoeira do Ramalho is one of the largest and most beautiful waterfalls in Minas Gerais. With its height of more than 132 meters,  is the best known waterfall in Santa Bárbara do Tugúrio and in the Campo das Vertentes region. Surrounded by exuberant nature where the only noise you can hear is the force of the water hitting the rocks and birds singing, it is a place of dazzlement. 

The origin of the name Ramalho is not historically known. Some say it is a reference to this beautiful region of the city with its elevated dirt roads that provide extraordinary views of Santa Bárbara. Others claim that it is the surname of a family that owned the land where the waterfall is today. There are still those who claim it to be an allegory to"João Ramalho". Owner of land in the city, they say, that every year on Santa Bárbara's day after having some"caiaba"sang verses along the great waterfalls. 

All guests of the Pousada who venture to discover this beauty return dazzled by the majesty of the waterfall, even if they have already seen bigger ones. 

*caiaba = from the mineirês dictionary, one of the ways to refer to cachaça.




Informações sobre atrações de Santa Bárbara do Tugúrio em Minas Gerais

Distance: 9.1 km

Access: Fácil - After traveling along the road by car, depending on where you park, you will walk between 300 and 700 meters. From the top of the road you can see the waterfall. There will be a small creek to cross, so be prepared to get your feet wet.

Height:132 to 141m depending on the criteria used to measure the fall.

More details:Ramalhos Waterfall (in the plural) is also another name that the place is known.

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

Informações sobre as cachoeiras de Santa Bárbara do Tugúrio em Minas Gerais


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.

Tenha um Guia, essa é a dica da Pousada & Parada Olhos D'água para você que quer fazer turismo rual


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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