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Itatiaia National Park - RJ/MG - Brazil

Itatiaia National Park - RJ/MG - Brazil

Itatiaia National Park - RJ/MG - Brazil

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Object Title: Itatiaia National Park - RJ/MG - Brazil


Page By: Flávio Varricchio

Created/Edited: Jun 10, 2010 / Nov 14, 2010

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Itatiaia National Park (Parque Nacional do Itatiaia), established in 1937, is the oldest national park in Brazil.

It is located on the border between Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais states, between 22º16’ - 22º28’ S and 44º34’ - 44º42’ W.

The park is part of the Mantiqueira mountain range, and home to Brazil's third highest mountain, Pico das Agulhas Negras, which stands at 2,792 meters. This peak is visible to the northwest of Resende when driving between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro on the Via Dutra highway, which is the easiest route to get there.

The park attracts bird watchers from all over the world with its 250 species of birds. Other attractions include hiking and rock climbing.

The park is surrounded by the Mantiqueira Mountain Environmental Protection Area which provides an ecological buffer zone for the park.

The park is divided in two areas: high and low. The high area is accessible through an entrance about 35 km from the main entrance and gives access to the Pico das Agulhas Negras and Prateleiras complex.

The low area of the park is much closer to the city of Itatiaia and has many waterfalls, such as Véu da Noiva with 45 meters. The low area has also a Natural History museum.

Itatiaia means "many-pointed rock" in the Tupi language.

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Itatiaia national park



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alpinelightvery nice album


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Some very good photos of a very scenic area, thanks for posting them.
Posted Jun 10, 2010 5:06 pm

Flávio VarricchioRe: very nice album

Flávio Varricchio

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thanks David
it was my first time in the national park that is very beautiful.
mountains are always beautiful and to contemplate them accompanied of good friends it is very good
Posted Jun 11, 2010 10:22 am

EricChuBeautiful album!


Voted 10/10

The colors you captured are of a ravishing beauty!!
Posted Jun 10, 2010 6:44 pm

Flávio VarricchioRe: Beautiful album!

Flávio Varricchio

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thanks Eric
the nature always surprises us with their beautiful colors
Posted Jun 11, 2010 10:24 am

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