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About Caeté

Caeté is a city in Minas Gerais located in the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte, just 53km from the capital. The city was founded in 1701 after the discovery of gold mines in a region of dense virgin forest. Hence the origin of your name in Tupi language means "real bush" through the junction of the terms * ka'a * ("kill") * and * eté ("true"). Caeté distinguished by the Serra da Piedade where, amid a backdrop of rich natural beauty, lies the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mercy, under the patron of Minas Gerais. On the mountain top, to 1746 meters altitude, is installed Astronomical Observatory Friar Rosario, belongs to the Federal University of Minas Gerais. The city has great potential for the practice of adventure tourism, with great tradition in the canopy. It is recognized as one of the nine major destinations in Brazil to practice extreme sports. There are also several districts in the city that offer good options for tourism, leisure and hospitality. District in Red Hill there is a waterfall of St. Anthony, with a fall of approximately 10 meters. Caeté still has good choice of bars, restaurants and hotels for its visitors.

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Oct 23, 2016