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We were in Ilha Grande as part of a tour from our cruise ship. Really pretty, laid back area with a moderate hiking trail that takes you by this now defunct aqueduct on your way to the waterfall, beaches and old prison. You might see...More
The structure itself is impressive especially when you consider that is was built in 1893. It is 100 meters long and 30 meters tall. It was built by slaves at the request of Emperor Dom Pedro II to supply water to the quarantine hospital. At...More
Easy walk to the aqueduct, very easy trail. Interesting to look at how nature is taking over.
Don't bother with the path down to the "pools", stick with main trail. It gets a bit steep past the aqueduct but is otherwise a light trail.