Pedra do Baú

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Pedra do Baú
Bauzinho and Pedra do Baú.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 1,950 m (6,400 ft)
Prominence 300 m (980 ft)
Coordinates 22°41′20″S 45°39′41″W / 22.68889°S 45.66139°W / -22.68889; -45.66139Coordinates: 22°41′20″S 45°39′41″W / 22.68889°S 45.66139°W / -22.68889; -45.66139
Geography
Pedra do Baú is located in Brazil
Pedra do Baú
Pedra do Baú
Location of Pedra do Baú in Brazil
Location São Bento do Sapucaí, São Paulo, Brazil
Parent range Mantiqueira Mountains
Climbing
First ascent 1940

Pedra do Baú and the 'Pedra do Baú complex are rock formations in the Mantiqueira Mountains (Serra da Mantiqueira). They are located in the municipality of São Bento do Sapucaí, São Paulo, Brazil.

Geography[edit]

The gneiss rock complex comprises three distinct "rock formation landmarks": Pedra do Baú, Bauzinho, and Ana Chata.

At its highest point, the elevation is 1,950 metres (6,400 ft).[1]

On 28 December 2010 the Pedra do Baú Natural Monument was created with 3,154 hectares (7,790 acres), a state-level natural monument that is part of the Mantiqueira Mosaic of conservation units.[2]

Ecotourism[edit]

The formation is a popular site for rock climbing, paragliding, and other forms of ecotourism.[3]

Left to Right: Bauzinho, Pedra do Baú, Ana Chata
Pedra do Baú
view from near top of rock
View of Pedra do Baú and surroundings panorama

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prefeitura Municipal da Estância Climática de São Bento do Sapucaí" (in Portuguese). Saobentodosapucai.sp.gov.br. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  2. ^ o mosaico mantiqueira – Mosaico.
  3. ^ "Pedra do Baú - Altus Turismo Ecológico" (in Portuguese). Altus.tur.br. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 

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