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The beautiful Cachoeira das Carrancas is one of the many waterfalls that make Santa Bárbara do Tugúrio a natural park.   The waters form a small lake and then flow calmly through the small creek  of Saint Lucia. 


The origin of the name  Carrancas, which is a common word in the vocabulary of Minas Gerais, is due to the great landowner Francisco Bernanos, who in the very distant past was heir to the land where the Carrancas waterfall is today. Because of his bad mood he was known as"Smiling Boy".  Oral tradition tells that people commented on going to bathe in the waterfall of"Smiling Boy"and over the years it came to be called Cachoeira das Carrancas.

Many Pousada guests with little time or looking for a waterfall with easy access visit this waterfall. More information at the reception of the Pousada.

*carranca = Very ugly, serious, dark and bad-tempered face / Sculpture that imitates a human or animal head, carved in wood and coarsely colored, used by boatmen on the São Francisco River, who placed them on the bow, to scare away the bad guys spirits.




Informações sobre atrações de Santa Bárbara do Tugúrio em Minas Gerais

Distance: 11km

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 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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