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Plateau of Parana-Etendeca, Brazil

From series “Volcanoes that changed the face of the Earth”
The large igneous province of the Paraná-Etendeka is located in Brazil. It formed about 132 million years ago. The eruption occurred during this period. Some researchers tend to consider it the largest in the history of the earth. The fact is that magma traps of the same period were also found on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. They were found in the territory of modern Namibia and Angola. Researchers tend to believe that the eruption was very large-scale. They believe that it has spread even to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.

It is estimated that more than 2.3 million cubic kilometers of magma were poured onto the earth's surface during the eruption. The Tristan hotspot is considered to be the main source of such a large-scale eruption. It is located near the southern tip of Africa. There are underwater mountain elevations in the Atlantic Ocean. The Rio Grande is considered the most significant of them. Their presence also proves the theory of a large-scale eruption.

The specifics of the trap and the features of its formation indicate that the eruption was explosive. The Parana-Etendeka plateau has the most complex structure compared to other large magma traps. It remains unknown to researchers even today what such structural features are associated with. The ongoing research is largely complicated by the huge scale of the plateau. Some scientists believe that the main secret of the eruption may be hidden in the depths of the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. But their research is also fraught with many difficulties. Next - Trapp Columbia River

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ATM bankomat: 'Caixa Eletrônico 24 horas' located in 0.33 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Rick Sound' is located in 0.69 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Factrol Indústria e Comércio' in 0.47 km
Supermarket: 'Supermercados Campeão' in 0.36 km
Parking: 'Garagens Dos Mineiros Quadradao' in 0.24 km
Police station: 'Grupamento de Cães de Guarda' in 0.73 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Cafe e Bar Canário da Terra' in 0.05 km
Railway station: 'Mangueira/Jamelão' in 1.02 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Santos Dumont Airport SDU - in 6 km
 »  Galeao Airport GIG - in 10 km
 »  Umberto Modiano Airport BZS - in 130 km
 »  Resende Airport QRZ - in 136 km
 »  Macae Airport MEA - in 162 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Plateau of Parana-Etendeca

Guesthouse Iara

Located in 0 km from Plateau of Parana-Etendeca
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Rooms: 3
Rooms at Iara feature a TV, fan and a shared bathroom with a hot shower. Deluxe units come with air conditioning and a minibar. The property is 9,4 … More: photo, rates and booking
Odessa Rent Maracana Apartments

Located in 1 km from Plateau of Parana-Etendeca
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Rooms: 4
The 4 cosy units provide fully-equipped kitchens, air conditioning, towels and linens. They come with TV and washing machine. The properties are … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Villa Tijuca

Located in 2 km from Plateau of Parana-Etendeca
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Rooms: 21
Rooms at Hotel Villa Tijuca provide an LCD TV, a minibar and a telephone. Their private bathroom includes a shower and a hairdryer The beautiful … More: photo, rates and booking
Kaza Rio

Located in 3 km from Plateau of Parana-Etendeca
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Rooms: 5
With private lockers and a fan or air-conditioning unit, all dormitories include shared bathroom facilities. The rooms are all air-conditioned and … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Rio carnaval
3 km - Rio carnaval
The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is a world famous and the most recognizable carnival in the world. The main city event begins on Friday before Ash Wednesday. Best samba schools in Brazil are involved in the preparation for the holiday. The exact origin of a fabulous …
Christ The Redeemer
6 km - Christ The Redeemer
Christ the Redeemer monument is the most important national symbol of Brazil. It was officially elected as one of the seven new wonders of the world. The concrete statue is located atop of Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro. The height of the structure is 38 meters. …
Copacabana Beach
9 km - Copacabana Beach
The legendary Brazilian Copacabana Beach, located in Rio de Janeiro, is one of the most dangerous beaches in the world. Not the poisonous medusae and the wild animals, but the ordinary robbers, whose doomsday sacrifices are daily dozens of people, are the main danger …
Santuario de Bom Jesus de Matosinhos
273 km - Santuario de Bom Jesus de Matosinhos
The church complex called Bom Jesus de Matosinhos is situated in the Brazilian city of Congonhas. The sight was built in the 18th century. That's the striking architectural monument in the Baroque style. The white church is characterized by marvelous interiors. …
Ouro Preto City
281 km - Ouro Preto City
Brazil also has an amazing historic city, which attracts researchers and ordinary tourists from all over the world. The city of Ouro Preto is located in the state of Minas Gerais. Once it has been a prosperous capital of the state. Founded in 1711, Ouro Preto became …
Sao Paulo Beaches
350 km - Sao Paulo Beaches
On the beaches of São Paulo, you have to be extremely careful and take all the safety precautions, which depend on the prohibited signs on the beach. The main danger to the recreation seekers are the piranhas. The at first glance quiet small fish are incredibly …

Top destination around Plateau of Parana-Etendeca - Rio de Janeiro

In the everlasting festive city is located the most futuristic church called Catedral Metropolitana de São Sebastião. The building was constructed in the year 1979 in honor of the patron Saint of Rio St. Sebastian, in the style of modernism. When it comes to appearance, the cathedral is similar to ziggurat and Edgar Fonseca was the architect. The idea behind it was to create a building that would be modern, and resembled the Mayan pyramid – and I must say, it really happened. Speaking of other more traditional cathedrals, it is worth noting the rich decoration of Igreja São José. The church is built in the Baroque style, embodying all the splendor and grandiosity of style.

It is impossible to imagine an acquaintance with the hometown of Paolo Coelho without visiting one of its symbols – the Maracanã stadium. At some point in time, it was noted as the largest stadium in the world. Today, this place is rightfully occupied by the “May Day Stadium” in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The stadium can take up to 76,000 people at a time. Near the building there is a museum among whose exhibits you will find personal belongings of great football players. A very colorful place can be found in the east of the district of Santa Teresa. This is about Escadaria Selarón – the staircase decorated with different pieces of tile, and all this is thanks to the efforts of one person – Jorge Célaron. Later, tourists joined in on his “movement”, when they began to bring tiles with the image of their native country. This is a place of gathering of creative youth.
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