Sete Cidades National Park is located in the northern state of Piaui , has an area of 6221 hectares. It was created by Decree 50744 of 08 June 1961, initiated by Kubitschek and is administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), autarchy linked to the Ministry of the Environment , and protected by Decree 84017, which approved the Regulation the National Parks of Brasilde Quadros.
Located about 18km from the city of Piracuruca , is surely one of the prides of the city people, but unfortunately, still, after so long, was not properly recognized as such. It is a lush beauty, its various formations of different names, shapes and sizes, some very high, resembling castles, buildings, walls, people, animals, maps and objects, is a world of rocks, besides wonderful baths (streams, pools) and a beautiful waterfall, you can also find a wide variety of wild animals and inscriptions of unknown origin.
There are several mysteries, legends , stories related to the “Seven Cities of Stone” – the name given by the division of the park in seven large squares imaginary – There are many historians, researchers and tourists from time to time visited the park and wove their own comments about what they saw. The truth is that only enter the park boundaries feel an air of mystery and wonder.
You can find a wide variety of handicrafts made by local artisans, these pieces are sold in small stalls and kiosks within the park, many visitors to acquire them as a way to take a souvenir. First, the intellectual center of the Tupi peoples, a place of passage of the Phoenician people, enchanted city, a civilization destroyed compared to Sodom and Gomorrah, destroyed by fire from heaven, layers of ice, a former Gulf maritime navigators visited by Vikings, and many other assumptions and legends created by ancient scholars and researchers who visited the site visit and make this place a cradle of mystery without which none of them has a precise definition of what is really commenting.
In the Sete Cidades National Park there are several formations rocky, baths, waterfall, cave paintings and different points of a lush beauty and surrounded by mysteries. It is divided into seven imaginary cities each with its peculiarities, see: