General Information


The only way to come to the Sanctuary of Caraça by public transports is by taxi . Prices on request at the taxi companies:

  • Santa Bárbara: (31) 3832-2210
  • Barão de Cocais: (31) 3837-1812

The closest cities Santa Bárbara and Barão de Cocais can be reached by bus easily.The bus company is called Viação Pássaro Verde (Grupo Pássaro Verde;Green Bird).

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For those Who come by rented or own car:

From Belo Horizonte-MG to Caraça(120km):

BR 381 towards Vitoria-ES until the highway interchange to Barão de Cocais-Santa Bárbara-Caraça. Take the MG 436 way of Barão de Cocais. Before the city of Santa Barbara, turn right for Caraça.

From São Paulo to Caraça(700km):

BR 381 up Belo Horizonte-MG,continue towards Vitória-ES until the highway interchange of MG 436 to Barão de Cocais-Santa Bárbara-Caraça. Take the MG 436 way of Barão de Cocais. Before the city of Santa Barbara, turn right to Caraça.

From Rio de Janeiro-RJ to Caraça(500km):

BR 040 to Conselheiro Lafaiete-MG. Go to Ouro Branco – Ouro Preto – Mariana – Catas Altas.Go towards  Santa Bárbara – Caraça.

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It is possible to pay with credit or debit card at the reception. Unfortunately, there could be problems with the system. Thus, we would like to ask you to bring sufficient cash with you just in case.


  • R$10,00 per person (you receive a ticket at the entrance and pay at the reception)
  • From the entrance of Caraça until the historical center the distance is 13km(about 15 minutes)
  • Entry to the neo-gothic church of Our Lady Mother of Men***, the cloister, the catacombs, the library, the museum as well as walks up to a distance of 6 km are included
  • Free entry for children under 7 years and 50% discount on the entry for elderly persons (Personal identification documents (including a photo) have to be shown when entering)
  • The entry should be paid until 4:30 pm at the reception (the reception closes at 5:00pm)

 Opening times

  • Every day from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Last entrance at 3:30 pm

Overnight stay in our hotel (prices per night; breakfast, lunch and dinner are included)

High season (holidays, weekend, vacation period)

  • Adults: R$ 112,00 -173,00
  • Children (from 7 to 11 years): R$ 84,00-130,00

Low season

  • Adults: R$ 102,00-157,00
  • Children (from 7 to 11 years): R$ 76,00-118,00
  • The final prices depend on the room equipment (bathroom included or excluded. etc.)
  • We also offer two houses for 4, 10 or 15 people, respectively

Meals for visitors (self-services without scales; free for children under 7 years;from 7 to 11- R$18,00 and from 11 on R$25,00)

  • Lunch: R$ 25.00 per person            (12:00 pm to 02:00 pm)

­­­Please, notice that all prices are conditionally.

Visitors’ Center

Here you can get general information and further suggestions for your stay in Caraça. In addition we provide a short documentary about the history of Caraça. The movie is available in Portuguese as well as in English.

Obs:Two of our monitors who also speak English are at disposal to give informations. 

Snack Bar & Gift Shop

The Snack Bar and the Gift Shop are open until 5:00 pm. Here we offer snacks and drinks as well as souvenirs, postcards, books and videos about the Sanctuary.

Internet Services

To access the internet get the password at the reception. The internet is in testing and costs R$5,00 to 24 hours of use.

Laundry Services

We do not provide any laundry service.