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Archaeological site of the Inga Stone Archaeological site of the Inga Stone

Grooved carvings on a huge stone tells about the daily life of the prehistoric man and extinct animals.

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Archaeological site of the Inga Stone is located on the Bacamarte riverbanks, about 110km away from the capital of the state of Paraíba - João Pessoa and about 45km away from the city of Campina Grande. The site houses the Pedra do Ingá (Ingá Stone), first archaeological monument listed as national patrimony since 1944.

And you can see Itacoatiara (painted stone in native language – Tupi). It is a rock of 24m width and almost 4m high. Several figures are carved in low relief in it, such as animals, humans, as well as contours and circles that, according to the myth, suggest a rocket image. The figures refer to daily life matters as well as remarkable moments of the prehistoric man.

You can visit in the complex the Museu de História Natural (Natural History Museum) that exhibit extinct animal fossils for over 10 thousand years. The museum was inaugurated in 1996 and also features pieces from the coast of the state of Paraíba such as polished stone tools and the fossilized skeletons of a 100-million-year old whale and a mollusk.

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 9am - 11:30am / 1pm - 4pm Saturday, Sunday and holiday: 9am to 1pm.

Free admission

Duration of the Visit
2 hours
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Itacoatiaras do rio Ingá


If you will rent a car in the city of Campina Grande, the route to the Archaeological site of the Inga Stone is about 45km. And if you are in the city of João Pessoa, the distance will be about 110km.

You can take a bus at the Campina Grande bus station or at the João Pessoa terminal.

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