A district of the municipality of Resende, Visconde de Mauá offers some of the state’s most beautiful natural settings. Home to river sources, with a mild climate and blessed with beautiful waterfalls and greenery, it is located in the Rio Preto Valley region, in a natural preserve area in the Mantiqueira mountain range, at an altitude of 1,200 meters.
Its most visited natural attractions include the Véu de Noiva (Bride’s Veil), Escorrega (Slide) and Toca da Raposa (Fox hole) waterfalls and the Pedra Selada (Saddled Rock) trail – seen from a distance, the trail’s end point, a two-peaked rock, resembles a saddle. Being the highest point of the Resende municipality, it offers a marvelous view of the Paraíba Valley and the Agulhas Negras (Black Needles) Massif.
The Visconde de Mauá region borders the Itatiaia National Park and sits atop the Mantiqueira mountain range, part of that region’s medicinal waters circuit. Equidistant from the state capitals of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and a little farther from Minas Gerais, that region was originally populated by the puris natives.
The district is known mainly for tourism and cattle raising. The annual Festa do Pinhão (Pine Nut Festival) brings together the local community for rodeos, sports events, banners and flags parades, forró dancing and many other festivities.
Address: Visconde de Mauá, Resende – RJ