Morro do Pai Inácio
One of the most well known and popular of the Chapada Diamantina’s attractions, the Morro do Pai Inácio, has an altitude of 1,120m and is easy to get to. This popular tourist attraction in the Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina, is found in the region of Palmeiras, and the view from the top of the mountain is truly unforgettable. 250m from the top of the Morro do Pai Inácio you can see the Morro do Camelo, the Vale do Capão and the Morrão, as well as being the spot for one of the Chapada Diamantina’s classic postcard shots: the sunset of the Morro do Pai Inácio.
It is relatively easy to get to the Morro do Pai Inácio in the Chapada Diamantina. The trail is along the edge of the BR-242, about 27km from Palmeiras and 26km from the town of Lençóis. The trail may present a little difficulty for those who aren’t used to walking up hills as there can be some steeper inclines.
The Morro do Pai Inácio, as well as being one to the most visited attractions in the Chapada Diamantina, is also associated with some of the region’s oldest legends and mysteries. The old legend says that it’s name originated from the story of a slave who had a romantic affair with the daughter of a rich farmer, who then found herself pregnant. The slave, who was worried about the intolerance which prevailed in this period, escaped to the mountain and jumped from high up with an open umbrella. The legend says that he escaped and was never seen again.