Pirenópolis, Brazil: Travel/Tourist Guide

Pirenópolis is a city in the Brazilian state of Goiás. Its name is derived from the mountain range around the city, Pireneus, which in turn takes it name from the Pyrenees mountain in Europe. It is known as a historic site for its important 18th century architecture and is listed under the Institute of National Historic and Artistic Heritage (IPHAN).

Getting There

Taking a bus is the best way to get into the city. There are bus stations with trips that go directly to Pirenópolis in neighboring city capitals. The city is 107 kilometers from Goiania through the route via Anápolis. It is 150 kilometers from Brasília through the direct line. There are also routes that stop at Ceres. A bus ticket would cost R$13.

Climate and Geography

The city has a humid sub-tropical climate with a dry season from April to September and a rainy season from October to March. The land is partly mountainous with large areas of woodland, forests and farms suited for agricultural activities.


Waterfalls are the primary tourist attractions in Pirenópolis. Abade Waterfall is a 22-meter high waterfall that visitors can see after a short hike. There are also museums to check out like the Cavalhadas Museum on Rua Direita and Pompeu Family Museum on Rua Nova. For cultural performances, the Pirenópolis Theater and Cine Pireneus host plays and film showings respectively. The Festa do Divino Espírito Santo is a popular festival that happens every year 45 days after Easter.