Gruta da Mangabeira

Mangabeira Cave

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Location: Ituaçu, valley of the Rio de Contas, southern part of the Serra de Sincorá.
(-13.824391, -41.328376)
Open: All year daily. [2006]
Fee: free. [2006]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave. SubterraneaCave Church Una Group carbonates.
Light: electric/candles
Dimension: L=3,230 m.
Guided tours:  
Address: Gruta da Mangabeira
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Gruta da Mangabeira has a huge entrance portal and entrance hall, which was transformed into an important religious temple, visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. The main season for pilgrims is during August. The cave behind the church is more than three kilometers long, and the longest cave in the Ituaçú area. Until now no other major caves have been discovered in this part of the Una Group carbonates.