Vila Colonial de Cocais (Colonial Village of Cocais):
For over three hundred years the stones of the slope witness the history of the people of Cocais, a place surrounded by coconut trees - which gave rise to the local name-cozy, romantic and welcoming place encrusted among the most beautiful mountains of Minas Gerais, round 90 km far from the capital.
Cocais is a district of Barao de Cocais and has become the destiny of hundreds of tourists seeking tranquility, safety and welfare. Contemplated with breathtaking scenery, the most beautiful sunset, a fantastic and colorful diversity of fauna and flora, waterfalls, archeological sites and trails perfect for the practice of cycletourism, the Colonial Village invites visitation. Surrounded by the Estrada Real, perfect for the healthy practice of hiking, trekking and horse riding, the district of Cocais carries the peculiar hospitality and the inocent beauty of its inhabitants.
Located in Largo de Sant'Anna, it was built in the mid-eighteenth century, is one of the attractions of Colonial Village of Cocais, distinguished by rich gilded of three altars and the oriental influence of artisans of XIX century. The image of Sant'Anna measures 1 meter and a half and was brought from Portugal. It was the Furtado Leite family's private chapel (founders of District of Cocais) and Pinto Coelho family, which descends the Baron of Cocais who is buried inside the church.
Cocais Waterfall (Pedra Pintada):
It is also called Cachoeira da Pedra Pintada (Painted Rock Waterfall), and it is located in the Serra da Conceição, 10 km from the town of Cocais. There are ten waterfalls on a mountain of stone more than thirty meters that provide a magnificent spectacle, besides being a great place for fans of extreme sports, such as mountain biking, canyoning, trekking.
Pedra Pintada (Painted Rock) Archecological Site:
"The Archaeological Site of Painted Stone is the ideal program for those seeking knowledge and history. Their cave paintings, dating from about six thousand years, forming three large panels with scenes of hunters stalking their prey and the various rituals performed on site."
"The site is located in the Serra da Conceição, at an altitude of 1250 meters above the sea. His analysis was made in 1843 by Danish paleontologist Peter Lund. Once you are there, you travel in time, knowing drawings similar to the caves of Altamira in Spain, and Lescaux in France."