Minas Gerais Travel Guide
Plan Your Minas Gerais Vacation
Though it's far from the circuit of Brazil's most visited places, the state of Minas Gerais holds unforgettable historical, architectural, and ecological riches. Minas has more UNESCO World Heritage sites that any other state in Brazil. This mountainous state's name, which means "general mines," was inspired by the area's great mineral wealth.
In the interior of Minas Gerais, especially in the historic cities and state parks, there are two types of traditional... read more
Probably the most popular cuisine in the country, Mineiran food is a mixture of Portuguese, Indian, and African flavors.... read more
Things To Do in Minas Gerais
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Colonial Towns: Walk on the paralelepípedos (cobblestones) in Ouro Preto, Diamantina, and Tiradentes, all magnificently... Read more
Exploration of Minas began in the 17th century, when bandeirantes (bands of adventurers) from the coastal areas came in search of... Read more
Some gastronomic critics say there are only three native Brazilian cuisines: the cuisine from the North (particularly from Pará); the... Read more
Diamantina has the distinction of being Brazil's center of serenading. At night, particularly on weekends, romantics gather in a downtown... Read more
When gold was discovered in Minas Gerais in the 17th century, the Portuguese, to ensure their control of the mining industry, exiled the... Read more
The Inconfidência Mineira, a 1789 attempt to gain independence from Portugal, was to have been led by Joaquim José da Silva Xavier,... Read more
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