Portao do Inferno, Chapada dos Guimaraes

Portao do Inferno is breathtakingly beautiful; lush green vegetation contrasts with the reddish rock of the canyon, and in the distance, you can see prehistoric sand dunes. Located at a particularly dangerous curve along the highway from Cuiabá and with a sheer drop of over 80 m (262 ft), you must take care if you stop for a closer look. The name--“Hell's Gate” in English--has a medieval origin, when anything that was large and hole-like was associated with the underworld. In the early 1900s, Portao do Inferno served as the town “prison” and, given its geological features, you can imagine what that meant. Put Portao do Inferno at the forefront of your travel plans using our Chapada dos Guimaraes road trip app .
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  • The place itself is very beautiful but it is very poorly cared for. I do not know if it belongs to the municipality of Cuiabá or Chapada dos Guimarães but the fact is that the attraction deserves more attention.
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  • On the way to the Chapada, this point is known for the tragic history of the disappearance of people, since the fall of the cliff is fatal!
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