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„ze dos montes 19“

from the gallery of ricardo junqueira

Departure from Natal with destination to Serra do Tapuia, a site where the once fearful Tapuia Indians lived and where today their descendants reside. At Sítio Novo, arriving at Serra do Tapuia, some 120 km from Natal. In this stunning mountain range, which rises up from the middle of the caatinga forest (brushwood country), we will visit the Castle of Zé dos Montes. This man was a mystic who was moved by the strength of his eccentric faith to build this and other castles in the interior of Rio Grande do Norte and Paraíba States. This castle was built on top of a rocky shelter, inhabited by local prehistoric Indians. The interior of the exotic and mystic construction may be toured with an accompanying guide as the narrow corridors and mazes often lead to many different rooms and dead ends. From its windows and terraces there is always a splendid view of the surrounding region.

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