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Sete Lagoas

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Sete Lagoas is a city in central Minas Gerais.

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  • Boa Vista Nautical Park (Parque Náutico da Boa Vista), Av. Prof Maurílio Jesus Peixoto 535, 31 3774-4422. This large park has sporting facilities, a small zoo with 20 animals, three playgrounds, two skate parks, pedalboats, and a stage for occasional events.  edit
  • Casarão / Nhô Quim Drumond Cultural Center (Casarão / Nhô Quim Centro da Cultura). An 18th-century manor has been turned into a cultural center dedicated to preserving local music, dance, religion, and folklore. There are several permanent exhibitions and a large amphitheater for dance performances.  edit
  • Municipal History Museum (Museu Histórico Municipal). Installed in a historic early 19th century house, this museum concerns itself with local history. You might give it a pass if you don't speak Portuguese.  edit
  • President Kubitschek Tourist Support Center (Centro de Apoio ao Turista Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek). This strange bird-like structure on Lake Paulino contains displays of local crafts and artwork. It also has an event space for occasional cultural exhibitions.  edit
  • Railroad Museum. Exhibits tools and objects on the inside, and on the outside are parked two antique locomotive engines and an antique passenger car.  edit
  • Rei do Mato Cave (Gruta Rei do Mato). This 235-meter-long cave has three rooms with caveman paintings dating to 6000 years ago. It also contains many types of formations unique in Brazil.  edit
  • Serra de Santa Helena, (7 km northeast of the city center). This mountain range, reaching 1076 meters in altitude, has a number of attractions, including the following: ' on the top, as well as Cascata Park' (Parque da Cascata), which has .  edit
  • Church of Saint Helen (Igrejinha de Santa Helena). Resting atop the highest point of the range, this church was built in 1852. There is a yearly festival and procession on the first Sunday of May.  edit
  • Cascata Park (Parque da Cascata). This park has 295 hectares of native forest with hiking trails, one of which leads to a waterfall with observatory. The grounds also have numerous sporting facilities and an artificial lake with a beach. Parking available.  edit

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Sete Lagoas takes its name from the seven lakes in and around town.

  • Lake Boa Vista (Lagoa Boa Vista).  edit
  • Lake Catarina (Lagoa Catarina).  edit
  • Lake Cercadinho (Lagoa Cercadinho).  edit
  • Lake Chácara (Lagoa Chácara).  edit
  • Lake José Félix (Lagoa José Félix).  edit
  • Lake Matadouro (Lagoa Matadouro).  edit
  • Lake Paulino (Lagoa Paulino). This one is particularly good for people-watching, as the lake is ringed by bars and other establishments.  edit


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  • Paragliding or hang-gliding - The Serra de Santa Helena has a designated ramp and optimal conditions for cross-country. Conditions are best from September to November.

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